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Yousearch.io

Posted: April 21, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 20
First Seen: April 21, 2017
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Yousearch.io is a search engine that may start appearing in your Web browser out of nowhere. This event may seem unexplainable, but the reason for it can be found in the list of installed Web browser extensions. The Yousearch.io website is associated with browser hijacking software that may be propagated in the form of browser extensions that are promoted as useful utilities. However, installing them may result in just one major change – Yousearch.io may be set as the default new tab page.

Using Yousearch.io should not be a problem because the website is not linked to suspicious behavior, but you should keep in mind that the search results displayed there may not be as legitimate as the ones shown on Google, Yahoo or Bing. Furthermore, the search results that Yousearch.io brings also may include ads and sponsored search results, therefore exposing users to content that they might not be interested in seeing.

The Yousearch.io hijacker does not appear to have an official website so that it is likely that it may be brought to computers via software bundles that offer users to install useful browser utilities and tools. Often, these offers might be cleverly designed, so that users will not notice them and may even authorize the installation of unknown software mistakenly. This may cause Web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to have their default new tab page changed to Yousearch.io. Getting rid of Yousearch.io and the hijacker linked to it can be straightforward process – just go to the Web browser's extension list and remove any unknown or suspicious entries. If this does not work, then a reputable anti-malware application should help resolve the issue.

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