I wrote this article to help you remove Saferbrowser Yahoo Search. This Saferbrowser Yahoo Search removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Saferbrowser Yahoo Search belongs to the browser hijacker virus family. Such malware is known for its ability to modify browser settings without the knowledge or consent of the user, which enables it to install toolbars and extensions that are often infected too. What’s more, when your browser gets hijacked, your screen will start to flood with all kinds of intrusive ads, pop-ups, deals, coupons, offers, etc.
Victims are very likely to find such advertisement attractive. This is not a coincidence. Hijackers can easily obtain your browsing history and habits in order to generate the kind of ad content that the user is most likely to click on. The main goal of this malware is to create pay-per-click revenue.
While such malicious software is mostly distributed through infected advertisements and bundled software, there are other ways for the hijacker to find its way on your computer system. Such means include but are not limited to spam emails and attachments, torrent files, fake update requests, dubious links and many more. Users are recommended to get their software from legitimate sources and not to click on any suspicious pop-ups that urge them to follow a link in order to update their software.
Opting for a Custom or Advanced installation process is strongly advised because it is the only way to have full control over what is actually being installed on your computer. You can easily deselect any programs you don’t need or find suspicious.
Never underestimate the power of browser hijackers. While the annoying ad attack may not seem very dangerous, the sites they can redirect you to can hide other dangerous threats. You may think you are clicking on a special offer, but in reality, you could get rerouted to an infected page that can open a backdoor to hackers. We all know what hackers can do, right? Your personal data like passwords, IP addresses, bank accounts, credit card numbers, Login credentials, etc. can easily fall into their hands, and they can even choose to share such information to third-parties for profit.
If you don’t want to get your information compromised or fall victim to something even more dangerous like ransomware or Trojan Horses, you should immediately remove this malicious Saferbrowser Yahoo Search hijacker from your computer. Continue reading this article to find out how you can successfully manage this task.
Saferbrowser Yahoo Search Uninstall
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Saferbrowser Yahoo Search from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.