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YSearchService

Posted: April 14, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 87
First Seen: April 13, 2015
Last Seen: May 5, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

YSearchService is classified an adware application that is known to infiltrate users' computers via questionable delivery methods. Creators of YSearchService claim that the application provides the best tools for a better browsing experience. Users may find YSearchService at their official website at YSearchService.com or bundled with another free application. Search queries, online deals, and everything related to them are now taken care of thanks to YSearchService. However, YSearchService provides a low-level search engine and may automatically change your default search provider and home page. In addition, YSearchService is known to keep a record of your online activities for promoting user-tailored advertisements. It is not recommended to rely on ads by YSearchService as they might redirect you to third party websites with more questionable content.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%PROGRAMFILES%\ysearchservice%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ysearchserviceHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{4451ce80-8ec8-4569-b850-d28f94266abc}