Uninstall Search.ydserp.com “Virus”

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

Search.ydserp.com is a malicious domain which conceals a nasty cyber infection. If you see this page all the time you should now that you are currently a host to a sneaky browser hijacker. If you don’t have any experience with this particular type of cyber threat you should now it should not be underestimated. Even though hijackers are among the easiest pests to tackle, if you leave them on board they will ruin your online experience. Not only that. They will also jeopardize your privacy. Search.ydserp.com hijacker is no different. That’s why as soon as you spot this pesky page, take measures. Find the parasite and delete it immediately. Otherwise, it will use every second to wreck your machine.

As soon as the hijacker tricks you into allowing its installment, the mess-making starts. Your browsers are its first target. It doesn’t matter which particular browser you use because they all get modified thanks to the hijackers pesky plugin. Once infected, your browsers are no longer safe for you to use. First of all, you find both your homepage and search engine replaced with Search.ydserp.com. It goes without saying that your permission was not needed for this change. The hijacker is able to make reshuffles as it sees fit and you cannot change your settings back according to your preferences. This is how you get stuck with the Search.ydserp.com search engine. It is everywhere and you cannot get rid of it.

Remove Search.ydserp.com
The Search.ydserp.com Virus

If you try loading another page the pest redirects you back to either its own domain or other suspicious websites. So, any attempt of surfing the web include the usage of the Search.ydserp.com engine. However, keep in mind that this engine was created by crooks to serve their malicious purposes. And what are crooks` purposes? Money, of course. They use sponsored links generated by this search engine to boost web traffic to specific pages and gain money via the pay-per-click method. Search.ydserp.com will flood you with sponsored and unreliable links. And if you click you help cybercriminals fill their pockets. But not only that. Sponsored links are dangerous and most of the times they lead to shady pages from which you can download a malware with a single click. You can find your PC brimming with threats in a matter of days.

And yet, these links are not your only problem. The hijacker has more in store for you. It bombards you with numerous ads on daily basis. Any time you open your once reliable browser you will be thrown an avalanche of ads your way. Pop-ups, video ads, banners, coupons, deals, best prices will be constantly blinking in front of your eyes. And they as just as dangerous as the redirects and the links. They also help cybercriminals gain revenue. You have to stay away from anything the hijacker generates. None of it was ever meant to be helpful to you. You will only worsen your situation, which is already bad.

Due to the hijacker`s presence your computer underperforms. It is slow as a snail, it crashes frequently, your browsers freeze and your Internet connection is unstable. And to top it all, Search.ydserp.com exposes your privacy at risk by spying on you, collecting valuable data and sending it to the crooks. It has access to everything. Your financial and identifiable information is not safe either. Are you willing to give cybercriminals that kind of power over your private life? If not, act now. Use our removal guide below and get rid of this hijacker once and for all.

Also, aside from uninstalling the pest, make sure you won`t be infected again. Do you know how infections get to you? Well, one very popular method is bundled software. Especially if you download the bundle from unverified sources. With this program package, there is no way of knowing what else you are getting in addition to the program you originally wanted. Not unless you use the Advanced setting during the installation and most users tend to opt for the Basic ones. However, the Advanced options give you the opportunity to see every program in the bundle and deselect whatever you don’t want to get.

The Terms and Conditions are also a must. If you skip them and just keep pressing “next” you are being careless and that is exactly what threat pray for. They need your negligence otherwise, you will never let them in. The same goes for the other entering techniques like spam messages and attachments. If you are careful you will check an email before opening it. But if you are negligent, you will open anything without thinking twice about it and that is the easiest way to invite an infection on board. Don’t be naïve. Always be on the alert while online. Preventing an infection is much easier than dealing with its shenanigans.

Search.ydserp.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 perform to remove the hijacker 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.


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

ff shortcut


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


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


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.


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


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

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

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