Posted: April 21, 2017
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||April 21, 2017|
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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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Yousearch.io 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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