Youractualjournal.com is a junkware extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and other popular browsers and its main characteristic is that it constantly attempts to page-redirect the user to promoted sites. Youractualjournal.com is not as dangerous as a Trojan Horse or a Virus but it is still best if you uninstall it to keep your PC safe.
A page-redirecting Browser Hijacker named Youractualjournal.com has recently been reported to our “How to remove” team and a number of web users have requested our help to safely uninstall it and remove the search engine and the homepage that it has added to their Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and Safari browsers. That’s why, in this article, we will explain the specifics of this program, and will provide our readers with a detailed Removal Guide and a professional Youractualjournal.com removal tool for quick and automatic detection and removal of the offending app.
The Youractualjournal.com virus
Generally, the representatives of the Browser Hijacker category are programs like the Youractualjournal.com virus which are not that dangerous and do not share the malicious capabilities of threats such as Viruses, Ransomware or Trojans. Therefore, the Youractualjournal.com virus is considered as rather harmless program which cannot damage the system in a fatal way.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Typically, Browser Hijackers tend to spam the screen of the main browser with ads and place some homepage or search engine changes.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundling is a common method of distribution for most Browser Hijackers.|
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Youractualjournal.com!
How to remove Youractualjournal.com
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Youractualjournal.com in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Youractualjournal.com from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
Remove Youractualjournal.com from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Youractualjournal.com extension
How to get rid of Youractualjournal.com on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Youractualjournal.com extension
- Get rid of Youractualjournal.com by removing it from extensions
How to Delete Youractualjournal.com
- Open task manager
- Look for the Youractualjournal.com process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Youractualjournal.com
How to Uninstall Youractualjournal.com
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Youractualjournal.com in there
- Uninstall Youractualjournal.com from Startup Apps by turning it off
What is Youractualjournal.com?
However, once installed on the computer, pieces like Youractualjournal.com immediately integrate with the main browser and begin to modify the homepage and the default search engine settings without asking for approval. Most commonly, the hijackers also place some new sponsored components, toolbars or redirect buttons in the browser which automatically redirect the users’ searches to some specific websites, offers, ads or promotional banners. All this is done with a purpose and that purpose is to advertise and to promote some third-party messages or websites. Basically, programs such as Youractualjournal.com operate as online advertising tools, which specialize in showing pay-per-click ads, pop-ups, sponsored messages, and advertising banners on the web pages that the web users are visiting while surfing the Internet.
Their attempts to advertise, however, can be very annoying and aggressive for some of the web users who may experience frequent browsing interruptions, browser unresponsiveness and general slow-downs of the computer, which is getting bombarded with sponsored commercials. Therefore, it is not surprising that a lot of people prefer to uninstall the Browser Hijackers and remove their ads permanently. Moreover, some users fear that those programs may show pop-ups with malicious ads, that, if clicked upon, may redirect them to malicious websites where nasty viruses and threats like Trojans, Spyware, and Ransomware may lurk. Although a hijacker isn’t normally something supposed to put your PC in danger, it is definitely not advisable to keep an ad-generating application like this in your computer.
How can you get infected with Youractualjournal.com (or with another browser hijacker)?
A very common way you can accidentally install a Browser Hijacker is by downloading free software from the Internet (freeware or shareware) that has the hijacker added to it as a “bonus” feature. There are also different websites that distribute free downloads, that also promote this type of programs in their download managers, so if you have downloaded any programs from such a website, you have to pay special attention to the installation process because, if you don’t review the steps of the installation options, you can end up installing some potentially unwanted software on the computer. Programs like Youractualjournal.com and Captchafair.top may often be found under the advanced/custom setup settings where they may be marked as “recommended” or “bonus” additions to the main program that you are installing. To keep them away, simply unmark them from the menu or, if you have already installed them by mistake, just use the removal guide below to quickly uninstall them.