Remove YourSearching From Chrome/Firefox (Uninstall)

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This page aims to help you remove YourSearching Virus. These YourSearching Virus uninstall instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. “YourSearching jak usunąć” is something we have been flooded with in the past few days, showing that this threats is prevalent in Poland.

YourSearching Virus is a typical member of the browser hijacker family. You may have already noticed that this program claims some useful functionality, but that is fairly unusable. Instead your web browsers are likely covered in unwanted Ads and you are getting redirected to new tabs and pages whenever you try to load a page on your own. This behavior is equally represented in Firefox, Chrome and IE, because YourSearching jak usunąć is added to these browsers like an add-on extension. Uninstalling it is your only way to get rid of it.

 

 

The YourSearching Virus

The YourSearching Redirect in action.

Don’t interact with Ads created by the YourSearching Virus for any other reason than to close them

The primary goal of this browser hijacker application is to generate money for its owner. It does that by displaying you Ads. YourSearching jak usunąć works as an affiliate for all linked sites and every time you click on one of the Ads it will make money out of it. If you make the mistake of purchasing anything from those clicks more money will be paid.

In and on it’s own this is not a bad practice – in fact all online Ads use it. The problem is that there is minimal control over the quality of goods advertised by the Ads. Because of this these Ads are frequently used to link to infected sites or to sell low quality software products (known as bloatware) or free applications that are actually more browser hijacker. Sometimes the Ads will advertise porn sites and/or phishing sites that try to make you log in and give our your credit card number.

Of course, not all of the Ads may be harmful, but its really hard to tell the safe ones from the fakes. It’s best if you keep away from them as a whole.

How was your computer targeted by the YourSearching Virus?

Don’t worry, browser hijacker like this does not specifically target people. It’s far more likely that it was randomly installed on your PC via the help of a an infected executable file you obtained from somewhere. Here is a list of possible culprits, try to remember if you’ve lately done any of the following actions:

  1. Software bundles – freeware program installers or installers obtained from torrents and redistribution sites may contain multiple programs inside of them. When the installer is run with the Default installation option these extra programs will get installed – usually without any indication of that fact. These extra programs are often browser hijacker applications like YourSearching jak usunąć and we strongly recommend that you do not let them install. To do that use the Advanced installation option, which will give you exact details and control over what exactly is getting installed.
  2. Torrent sites – known to be a cesspit for spreading viruses. Torrent files often contain browser hijacker and will also be full of Ads. Sometimes they will have multiple download buttons and if you click on the wrong one you’ll get a file that matches the file you want – but in name only. In reality you’ll be downloading and installing something dangerous.
  3. Email attachments – this scam is as old as the internet, but still relevant. Spam emails can be made to look fairly convincing and the attached files can also be named appropriately deceiving. Look at the file extension – it cannot lie. If  the sent file ends with .exe don’t open it!

SUMMARY:

Name YourSearching
Type Browser Hijacker.
Danger Level Medium.
Symptoms Unwanted Ads and Toolbars, search engine redirects.
Distribution Method Software bundles, Email attachments, online Ads, infected torrent files.
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Navigation:
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove YourSearching Virus 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.

Remove YourSearching From Chrome/Firefox (Uninstall)


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Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This is just the first preparation.

Step2

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The first mandatory thing is for you to reveal all Hidden Files and Folders. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.

  • I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. YourSearching Virus 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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512 Remove YourSearching from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

Yoursearching in Firefox

The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it.


chrome-logo-transparent-background Remove YourSearching from Chrome:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

YourSearching in Google Chrome

 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use.

 

Step3

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.

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Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, delete EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.

If by this point the virus still isn’t gone from your browsers, you can Reset/Refresh Your Settings.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

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You are now in the Control PanelUninstall 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 Uninstallchoose NO:

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Hold the Start Key and R againthen copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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.

Step5

 Right click on the Taskbar and choose “Start Task Manager.”

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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.

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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd 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.

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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.

Step6

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. 

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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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Was this guide helpful?

  • SXangai

    I eventually just downloaded a professional anti-malware software, but some of your pointers really helped. Especially point number 3. Even though I didn’t go through the entire process, this was still a big help for me.Thanks a lot. Really.

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Thank you for the comment. It’s always nice to see we helped someone. 🙂

       
  • ersan

    There are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to me below “Localhost” / What shall I do

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Can you share what these IPs are? Some are safe while others are definitely a part of the infection, but it’s impossible to know unless you tell me what they are 🙂

       
  • John Holden

    Hi, I also got a number of strange IP addresses under Local Host. I checked them against McAfee and got warnings for each. How do I get rid of them? They are:

    http://www.czzsyzgm(.)com

    http://www.czzsyzxl(.)com

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      These are definitely part of the virus and you should just delete them from the file and save it.
      Did that make the thing go away? Please, tell me, so other people who are infected can know 🙂

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hello Niklas,

    The location of the hosts file is C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts

    If it refuses to save the new data it is possible that the virus set it to read-only. To fix try right-clicking on the hosts file -> select properties -> see if the Read-Only check box is filled. It it is uncheck it, click apply and try to delete and save the file again.

    Please let me know if this worked for you. This can be caused by other things so we gotta try them one by one.

     
  • Ayush Singh

    there are strange ip adresses under the local host
    Plzz help
    127.0.0.1 down.baidu2016..com

    127.0.0.1 123.sogou..com

    127.0.0.1 http://www.czzsyzgm..com

    127.0.0.1 http://www.czzsyzxl..com

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Ayush,

      Yes, all of these were put there by the virus. You should delete all lines they are in, then save the file.

      Let me know how it goes.

       
  • Wynand Le Roux

    I have found strange Ip addresses, I deleted them from the .txt file, did not allow me to save, changed read-only permission but it does not allow me despite being changed to save in the same location? Please help

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Wynand,

      You need admin permissions to change that file. To obtain it right click on Notepad or Wordpad exe -> select run as administrator. When the program starts use the Open option and navigate to the Hosts file. You should now be able edit it.

      Let me know if you need more instructions.

       
  • Wynand Le Roux

    found stange Ip Addresses, removed it from .tx file had to change read-only but does not allow me to save in same location again, please help