I wrote this article to help you remove Yardood.com. This Yardood.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Yardood.com is a platform which offers customized search results. The website brings content from established search engines Google and Yahoo. Users can choose which platform they wish to get the results from. Another customizable option is the background. Yardood.com is easy and convenient to use. In addition, the creators of the website have put on the effort to make your browsing experience pleasant. Yardood.com chooses from a palette of picturesque landscapes. A different picture is loaded on each visit. The website may look like a good find, but it has a poor reputation. Security specialists have issued a warning on the domain, listing it as an associate of a browser hijacker.
What makes the hijacker behind Yardood.com dangerous?
Upon penetrating your computer, the clandestine program will start appending changes to its internal settings. To begin with, the hijacker will reset your browser. It will make Yardood.com the homepage and default search engine. This gives the rogue tool the ability to manipulate the search results. It can insert supported websites amid the regular search results. The reliability of the sponsored platforms is questionable. The developers of the Yardood.com hijacker have not taken security measures to guard users from potential threats. Following the supported content can take you to malicious websites and land malware on your system.
The changes to the search results are just one step towards infecting the computer. The Yardood.com hijacker creates advertisements. It takes supported links and embeds them into windows. The ads are directed at shopping goods. They list bargain offers for various consumer goods, including garments, technological devices, furniture, accessories, decorative elements, toys, gardening equipment, sports gear, games and other items. The ads come in different shapes and sizes. You can expect to encounter the following formats: pop-ups, pop-unders, full-page windows, in-text links, coupon boxes, banners, freebies, interstitial, floating, transitional, contextual, inline and comparison ads. The web pages they lead to could be dangerous. You should not click on random advertisements. Take them as a sign that there is malware on your system.
There is another threat you need to beware of. The Yardood.com hijacker can record sensitive details from your web browser. The insidious program will monitor your sessions and collect the input your browser stores per default. Your surfing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location and system specifications will be determined. Depending on the tasks you use your machine for, the hackers can get a hold of information like your email address, telephone number, credit card details, date of birth and the login credentials for your personal accounts. The cyber criminals behind the Yardood.com hijacker can sell your private data on the darknet without acquiring your approval.
How did the hijacker behind Yardood.com get installed to my machine?
There are a couple of ways to contact the Yardood.com hijacker. The usual distribution technique for the furtive program is bundling. The hijacker travels with freeware, shareware and pirated copies of paid utilities. The undesired tool gets included with the main program as a bonus. You have to locate where it is listed along the terms and conditions and deselect it. We urge you to read through the end user license agreement (EULA) of all programs you add to your computer. Opt out of extra software.
The other way for the Yardood.com hijacker to gain access to your machine is through a spam email. The secluded program uses random files to hide behind. The person behind the fake notification will describe the attached file as an important document and urge you to tend to it right away. A spammer can introduce himself as a representative of a legitimate company or institution to make the message appear legitimate. Do not be in a hurry to access a file. Do a checkup first. To confirm the identity of the sender, proof his contacts.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Yardood.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
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.
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.
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 Yardood.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.