This page aims to help you remove Yoursite123. In the past few days together with the more traditional questions like how to remove Yoursite123, we have received many inquiries with the question “jak usunac yoursite123”, showing that this is a widespread threat. These Yoursite123 removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer as well as every version of Windows.
General slowdown, unwanted toolbars, pup-up and banner Ads appearing on every page. These are all symptoms that a PC is infected with Yoursite123 and are also probably the reason why you are reading this article.
As far as online threats go this is fairly high on the danger list and you really need to follow the instructions on how to remove Yousite123 and “jak usunac yoursite123” so that you can have it uninstalled from your machine fairly quickly.
Until you remove Yoursite123 please don’t click on any Ads
The biggest problem with Browser Hijacker is not the damage they can do to your computer – they are actually fairly harmless. It is the dangerous applications that might get hooked to your computer through the Ads you see. Creators of these Ad-based programs make money by signing affiliate contracts with the sites they advertise. Every click on an infected computers earns them a bit of cash. There is nothing wrong with that by itself – all online Ads work this way. The problem is that Browser Hijacker is usually unknown and therefore good, high quality sites seldom advertise through it. When you click on an Ad created by Yoursite123 you are much more likely to end up in some obscure site of questionable quality or into some infected page or be included in a phishing scam. Browser Hijacker is also well known for its practice to advertise bloatware programs. These programs create false positive warnings about potential problems with people’s computers in order to make them believe they need to buy the software. The software doesn’t actually do anything useful – usually it will remove some old unused files that don’t really do anything harmful and proclaim your PC cleansed. These programs are usually powerless to fix any real problems should they happen to occur.
How was your PC targeted by Yoursite123
Browser Hijacker programs don’t specifically pick targets – they are released en masse to as much potential victims as possible. Usually they will hide inside infected executable files and be installed alongside the main program of the installer. Once inside the computer they will attached themselves as add-ons to the most popular browsers – Chrome, Firefox and IE are all equally vulnerable to such backdoor attacks.
Here are some short tips on how to keep your PC safe:
- Don’t install programs using the Default installation option. Always pick Advanced, because some installers have more then one program inside of them and they will install those extras without even warning you if you use Default. Advanced gives you the option to remove these extras from the installation list.
- Don’t download software from torrents and random blogs or storage sites.
- Keep an active anti-virus or anti-malware program on your computer at all times so it can scan all files before you run them.
Now, it is time that we begin with our instructions how to remove Yoursite123 and “jak usunac yoursite123” from your device.
|Danger Level||High. Browser Hijackers are always dangerous, don’t sleep on this one.
|Symptoms||Computer responsiveness reduced and random Ads and tabs opening while you browse.|
|Distribution Method||Through infected executable files – most often these are software bundles or programs obtained from torrents.|
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Yoursite123 from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
How to Remove Yoursite123 Virus from Chrome/Firefox
Things readers are interested in:
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is just the first preparation.
The first mandatory thing is to Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders. Read here more how to do it. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.
- I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. Yoursite123 may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them to delete them.
Also, repeat Step 2 for ALL browsers you have installed – the virus probably infected them all.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply. Also, Reset Your IE Settings
Remove Yoursite123 from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.
Remove Yoursite123 from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, delete EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Uninstall any suspicious programs. Also, viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – then copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Right click on the Taskbar and choose “Start Task Manager.”
Then click the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
PLEASE DON’T SKIP THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
The final step of this guide will localize and remove any files connected to the virus. However, please be careful – if you make a mistake you could damage some of your other programs. If you are not feeling comfortable we would advise you to download professional anti-malware software. Additionally, accounts connected to your credit cards, or important information, may be exposed to other viruses hidden on your PC. Run an automated scan to ensure your PC is safe.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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