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I wrote this article to help you remove Search.yourinterestsnow.com. This Search.yourinterestsnow.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Search.yourinterestsnow.com is a website powered by SaferBrowser that provides a search engine and a few extra functions. The web browsing service is basic. There are no extended filters or settings. The additional functions are more distinguishable about Search.yourinterestsnow.com. The website provides them through an embedded toolbar. You will find a secondary search field, a weather forecast and a number of links to useful websites: Pinterest, Dribbble, Etsy, Instagram and Polyvore.

Nothing seems unusual about Search.yourinterestsnow.com when you visit it. The questionable activity around the site commences when a hijacker enters your system. The hijacker interferes with your settings. It will make Search.yourinterestsnow.com your homepage and default search provider. This gives the hijacker the option to change your search results by adding supported websites to them. It will also generate pop-up advertisements, containing supported links. By leading people to supported websites, the hijacker makes proceeds for its developers. Another means of monetizing its activity is by collecting information form people’s browsers and selling it to third parties. The hijacker does not require your permission to do this.

You do not need to visit Search.yourinterestsnow.com to have it set to your browser or encounter the hijacker. In fact, the site is not a source for the hijacker at all. The malicious program travels with other software, wrapped inside a bundle. Bundling is a very popular distribution technique for hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted programs, ransomware, Trojans and all other types of viruses and risky programs. The undesired tool uses freeware, shareware and pirated programs as download clients. Its executable file is included in the setup file of the main program.

When installing a piece of software, you need to read the installation agreement carefully to see if there are any extra tools offered. Never accept programs you did not intend to use. It is very likely for them to be corrupted. It should be noted that you have to select an advanced/custom installation process to see all options. The automatic/basic process does not list some details. Additional programs will likely be among the omitted options. To avoid coming across bundles, we can advise you to only download and install programs that have a good reputation. Be selective about the download sources you use. The programs unofficial websites provide could have been tampered with. They can have other tools bundled with them.

The hijacker behind Search.yourinterestsnow.com uses the site to penetrate your browser and take over its DNS settings. This is why the malevolent program keeps this site as your homepage and search provider. It uses it to change your search results and generate pop-ups. These two activities are done to redirect you to supported websites. The hijacker’s developers get paid for every time a user clicks on a link to a supported site. This monetization method has appropriately been dubbed the pay-per-click system. When you follow a supported link, you will be taken to some random website. If this happens through the search result pages, the site’s content may not match your queries.

If you follow a pop-up ad, the page you land on may not really contain the product listed. The corresponding site may not only be useless, but it could be infected. The entity behind Search.yourinterestsnow.com has disclaimed responsibility for the content of third party websites. The company that owns the site is called Your Interests Now™. It is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The privacy policy on the site also addresses the topic of monitoring and collecting information. It is stated that by using the services, offered by Search.yourinterestsnow.com, you agree to have your sessions monitored and certain data gathered on you. This information can include private personal and financial details that should remain confidential.

You have to identify the program that is using Search.yourinterestsnow.com for its agenda and delete it to restore your virtual and personal security. We have included a guide to help you with the process. It is also advised to scan your computer with an antivirus program to check for other potentially harmful software that may have entered with the hijacker’s help or together with it from the same source.

Search.yourinterestsnow.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Search.yourinterestsnow.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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