Home Malware Programs Browser Hijackers Yougoo.fr


Posted: December 7, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 8,680
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 316
First Seen: December 7, 2015
Last Seen: June 6, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Yougoo.fr is a French search platform, which is closely associated with a browser hijacker. In case your web client loads it, you should leave it immediately because this engine is not there to assist you. The results that it shows are not the sites that match your search terms in the best possible way. Instead, yougoo.fr lists its partners in the best positions. Usually, the first four links are properly labeled as ads. This way, the user may assume that the other results are not sponsored domains, but they are. Interestingly enough, the majority of advertised pages are French, which means that the browser hijacker infects mainly French-speaking PC users. This parasite resembles the ordinary web extensions, but it is way more stubborn. Moreover, the questionable plugin related to yougoo.fr may not appear in the add-on managers. The browser hijacker may set the unreliable search engine as the homepage of all present web clients, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Typically, these tools rely on the bundling method for their distribution because most people install freeware through the 'Quick' guide. If you listen to the experts' advice and load cost-free application via the more detailed 'Custom' (or sometimes 'Advanced') menu, you should be able to deselect the suspicious additional components. The famous search sites have different mechanisms to detect and accordingly block malicious webpages. Yougoo.fr is not legitimate and doesn't have such complex tools to guarantee the safety of its clients. As a result, some of the sponsored links may open highly questionable pages, some of which may attempt to infect or scam you. Exactly for this reason, it is advisable not to use yougoo.fr. The browser hijackers are often too resistant to the common uninstall methods, but an advanced anti-malware solution can delete it efficiently.

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