This page aims to help you remove YesSearches. These removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. is a potentially unwanted program that behaves much like a Browser Hijacker application. Browser Hijacker exists to spam online Ads in infected computers. These Ads can be presented in a couple of different ways. They could open a new page filled with Ads every time you open a page of your own – or they could appear on the opened pages as banners and pop-up messages.


  • Sometimes certain words may be affected and turned into Ad-carrying hyperlink.
  • The Ads can also contain sound and animation – which is fairly annoying.
  • As a direct consequence of having to download and render these Ads on your screen your PC will slow down a bit – more if it is older and does not have a lot of memory.
  • Animated – or sound enhanced Ads exacerbate the problem, as does keeping multiple tabs open, which contain Ads.

YesSearches – dangerous if it stays on your computer for an extended period

As far as computer threats are concerned this is a medium risk application – but this doesn’t mean that it is safe to keep on board. Medium risk just means it is unlikely that YesSearches will harm your PC on its own. There is danger, however, and it is hidden behind the Ads.
The truth is that reputable sites rarely advertise through such shady channels, although they may be included for free here and there to add some feeling of legitimacy. If you try to explore the Ads it is highly likely that you will end up being sent to some virus infected or phishing page OR you’ll be scammed into downloading software that doesn’t really work. Such software is called Bloatware and it specializes into creating fake problem messages in order to scare people into purchasing it in order to remove these alleged problems. This malware may try to assist with the installation of such programs by creating fake warnings of its own – they are actually Ads, but they are made to resemble system messages. It may also try to install different Adware on your computer under the guise of system updates, missing plug-ins, required video players or the like. We do not recommend that you download any software to repair problems, while this threat exists on your computer. There is a really good chance no such problems even exist. Remove YesSearches first and see if the issue persists and don’t download any software offered to your by this Browser Hijacker.


Type Browser Hijacker
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Remove YesSearches

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


  • Hello Samuel,
    Happy New Year!
    If it’s gone, it’s gone. 🙂 I’m happy it worked out for you. If you want to be on the safe side, download the scanner from our ads and run it to determine if there are still infected files left. You can just try to track them down on your own from there 🙂

  • Hi Kiran,

    Glad we could help. Are you sure about the virus? Bugreport might be something else or they may have started renaming their strings.

    • Hi Eoin, its a good idea to delete those lines. Just delete them, then save the file as usual.

  • Hi nuk, do they keep coming back or were you unable to save the file after deleting them? Please tell me, there is a big difference in how to proceed.

  • Try doing it with Admin rights, it should do the trick. If not contact us again, we will look for another solution.

  • Hi Anfonso, you only really need to delete the first line from these.

    To get admin rights search for notepad first, right click on it and select run as admin. From inside Notepad use the Open command and navigate to the hosts file.

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