- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
You might think that search.yofitofix.com is on par with search engines such as Google or Bing, but the reality could not be any different. We have found that search.yofitofix.com is not only a search engine but a browser hijacker as well and it targets Mac computer users specifically and might replace the homepage address of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, you should remove it as soon as you can. This hijacker’s developers want you to use it for searching the web and viewing the promotional links that are bound to be included in them. The links generate revenue when clicked and it is clear to see that this hijacker was designed for advertising purposes. To find out more about this hijacker, please continue reading.
This browser hijacker was published by Yofitofix Software which is an unreliable company because many cybersecurity experts regard it as such. Like many shady IT companies, Yofitofix Software might be based in Israel as this hijacker’s terms of service are governed by Israeli law. This particular hijacker is the first one we have found that came from this particular publisher and we are positive that there will be more to follow.
As far as the distribution methods of this hijacker are concerned, we have found that search.yofitofix.com can be distributed via software bundles. The bundled installers can offer to install it on your browser while installing the primary software. If you do not read the installation wizard thoroughly, then you can install it on your computer accidentally.
As a result, this hijacker will replace your browser’s homepage address and default search engine. Consequently, if you use search.yofitofix.com as a regular search engine, then it will redirect you to a customized Search.yahoo.com search engine which was set to feature promotional links among its regular search results. Unfortunately, there is no telling whether the ads are safe to click, and we do don’t recommend that you use search.yofitofix.com. In the worst case scenario, this hijacker can promote scam and phishing websites, as well as downloads of potentially unwanted programs.
It is also worth mentioning that this hijacker can also collect some information about you to present you with personalized links with the intention of generating more ad revenue because that is what this hijacker is all about. Like most hijackers, this one should also have been configured to collect information such as your IP address, Internet Service Provider domain name, search history, entered search terms, browser type, operating system type and version, and so on. This hijacker can collect this information using web beacons and browser cookies. However, we want to note that obtaining this information is legal as it is anonymous.
We hope that you found this article insightful and are now ready to get rid of it. While search.yofitofix.com is not guaranteed to compromise your computer, there is a possibility that it can because it can promote links from unknown, questionable advertisers. To remove it from the browser on your Mac computer, please see the guide provided below this article.
How to get rid of this browser hijacker from your Mac