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'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups

Posted: July 6, 2016

The 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups are attacks that deliver fake updates to your PC with the apparent purpose of installing adware or other threats. These pop-ups have no affiliation with Yahoo, and you should respond to them in the same way you'd react to any attempt to place threats on your computer. Remove the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups with anti-adware or anti-malware products that can detect their local components, including concealed files and settings modifications.

A New Search for Old Trojan Deliveries

One of the essential aspects of any threatening or unwanted software campaign is how the product may distribute itself to new users, in most cases, automatically. Many of these methods require the computer user to make an intentional download, but others, like the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups, launch themselves within arbitrary conditions. While malware experts see a minority of these incidents associating themselves with threatening browser extensions, many of these pop-up attacks load without the PC user having downloaded any new software.

The 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups are non-browser-based pop-up windows that use the Windows system UI to display fake software patches. Although the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups claims that their updates are pertinent to Chromium (or Chrome) and Yahoo Search users, these attacks just as often occur without the presence of that browser and without that search engine's presence in the default settings. These pop-ups, unlike legitimate updates, provide no means of canceling the update within the UI, and
the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups are just one example of the many misrepresentations and hoaxes con artists can use to install unwanted software onto your PC. In the least of cases, these attacks may install advertising software that interferes with your Web-browsing experience without intentionally endangering it. However, the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups also may install real threats capable of collecting passwords or causing security issues not covered here.

To remove the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups, reboot your PC and select Safe Mode from Advanced Startup Options. Once Windows restarts, use your security products (such as a dedicated anti-malware scanner) to scan for and remove all files associated with this threat. Restarting and repeating the system scans an additional time may be necessary for fully uninstalling all components.

Whatever their primary purpose may be, it's clear that the 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups are giving Web surfers another reason to avoid installing 'updates' blindly.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to 'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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