What is Yeadesktop.com?
Yeadesktop.com is a browser hijacker presented for users as a legitimate search provider. It is categorized as a hijacker by specialists due to its ability to change browser’s settings without the user’s knowledge. The changes users should notice after the infiltration of this infection is a new homepage and a default search provider, but it is also capable of altering New Tab page settings too. Have you encountered these changes already?
What does Yeadesktop.com do?
After the entrance of a browser hijacker, the settings of users’ browsers are changed. Then, if they use this search tool, they start seeing commercial advertisements. They are placed on the search results page, so there are high chances to click on these ads. It might be dangerous to do that since these advertisements might redirect to corrupted pages. We call a page corrupted when it contains bad software or performs undesirable activities like collecting personal information. It would be hard to avoid these pages if Yeadesktop.com is kept and used, so specialists recommend going to delete Yeadesktop.com as soon as possible. No ads – no problems, but it is not the only reason users should go to replace Yeadesktop.com with a new search tool. This search tool should not be kept set on browsers also because it might itself record details about users and then disclose this information to third parties after finding more about them and their interests.
How did Yeadesktop.com enter my computer?
Yeadesktop.com is a browser hijacker, so it usually travels in bundles with other applications like other browser hijackers do. Since this threat comes together with other programs, it is not so easy to notice it and make sure that it does not enter the system. Users can only prevent browser hijackers from showing up on their computers by carefully installing software from the web. In addition, it is highly recommended to have security software installed on the computer.
How can I remove Yeadesktop.com?
Browser hijackers might be directly associated with the emergence of all kinds of problems, so the sooner you remove Yeadesktop.com from your web browsers, the better. There are two ways to erase this threat – you can either go to uninstall Yeadesktop.com manually or automatically. If it is not the first time you are going to delete a malicious application from your computer, you can go to remove Yeadesktop.com manually, but it is highly recommended to employ the automatic method if you have never had an opportunity to erase malware yourself.
Learn how to remove Yeadesktop.com Virus from your computer
- Step 1. Manual Yeadesktop.com Virus Removal Guide
- Step 2. Eliminate Yeadesktop.com Virus from browsers
Step 1. Manual Yeadesktop.com Virus Removal Guide
a) Uninstall from Windows 8/7/Vista
- Right-click on the lower left corner or click on Start
- Choose Control Panel from the list
- Select Uninstall a program
- Pick the unwanted application and click Uninstall
b) Uninstall from Windows XP
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel
- Click on Add or Remove Programs
- Choose the unwanted program and click Remove
c) Remove Yeadesktop.com Virus from Mac OS X system
- Press the Go button located on the top left corner of the screen. Select Applications.
- Find Yeadesktop.com Virus and any other questionable program. Right-click on it/them and press Move to Trash.
Step 2. Eliminate Yeadesktop.com Virus from browsers
a) Delete Yeadesktop.com Virus from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and open Internet Options
- Overwrite your home page on the General tab
- Go back to the Gear icon and select Manage Add-ons
- In Toolbars and Extensions, delete unwanted add-ons
- In Search Providers, terminate Yeadesktop.com Virus
- Pick a new search engine and click OK
b) Remove Yeadesktop.com Virus from Google Chrome
- Click on Google Chrome menu
- Select More tools and go to Extensions
- Eliminate unwanted browser extensions
- Go to Settings and choose Open a specific page or set of pages
- Click on Set pages and choose a new home page
- Click Manage search engines under Search
- Erase Yeadesktop.com Virus and set a new search engine
c) Yeadesktop.com Virus removal from Mozilla Firefox
- Click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons
- In Extensions, delete unwanted browser extensions
- Go back to the menu and select Options
- On the General tab, modify your home page
- On the Search tab, remove Yeadesktop.com Virus and set a new provider
d) Remove Yeadesktop.com Virus from Microsoft Edge
- Open Microsoft Edge and select More (the three dots on the top right corner)
- Press Choose what to clear (it's placed below Clear browsing data).
- Select everything you want gone and press Clear.
- Right-click on the Start button (Windows logo) → Task Manager → Processes tab.
- Find Microsoft Edge and right-click on it. Choose Go to details.
- Right-click on every Microsoft Edge connected entries and chose End Task.