I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchyrs2.com. This Search.searchyrs2.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Seeing the Search.searchyrs2.com site every time you go online is a bad sign. The page is a clear indication that you are infected with the Your Radio browser hijacker. That’s right, there is a hijacker lurking somewhere in the corners of your computer and this is bad. Do not make the mistake of thinking Your Radio is a legitimate program. It is not, so do not believe its lies. It will not offer you easy access to online radios. It will not make your online experience better. It will not be beneficial to you in any way.
The application falls short on every promise it made. Do not fall into that trap. See Your Radio for exactly what it is – a malicious program which causes nothing but problems to you and your system. Once you spot the Search.searchyrs2.com site, accept the fact you are in trouble and start looking for the hijacker. Needless to say, when you find it, don’t hesitate to delete it on the spot. The sooner it is gone, the better. And don’t procrastinate. The longer the pest stays on board, the worse your predicament gets. Delays lead to regrets.
The first thing you notice after the hijacker has entered is your changed browsing. Nothing is the same anymore. The Search.searchyrs2.com site becomes your online shadow and you cannot make a single online move without it popping up. You open one of your browsers, it is there. You open a new tab, it is there. You type in a search, it is among the results. The site even replaces your homepage and search engine and prevents you from changing them back. After all, your browser is hijacked. Your preferences are no longer is no longer relevant. The hijacker does what it wants.
For instance, aside from forcing the Search.searchyrs2.com site on you non-stop, the pest also bombards you with countless commercials. Each page that you load is completely covered with ads in all shapes and forms. This is not only annoying, you know. It is dangerous. A single click on a corrupted ad (there are plenty of those), and you download more malware on board. Keep in mind that your machine is already suffering and struggling to perform normally due to this single hijacker.
Imagine what will happen if you get infected with more parasites. It won`t be long before your PC shuts down for good. Do not take such risk. The best thing you can do you get rid of the hijacker as soon as possible. Once you do, everything will get back to normal. There will be no more online intrusions, no more ads and redirects, no more lagging crashing. The Search.searchyrs2.com will disappear as well. Do not hesitate. At the end of this article, you will find a detailed removal guide which will help you deal with the hijacker manually. Use it. The sooner your PC is clean, the better.
How did the Your Radio hijacker enter your PC? Well, it is possible that you downloaded the program, assuming it is legitimate. If you didn’t, there is one other option left. The hijacker tricked you. It was probably bundled to another app on the web and when you installed this app, you installed the hijacker as well. This is called the freeware bundling method. Yet, there is a way to prevent it from succeeding.
Opt for the Custom options in the Setup Wizard. They allow you to see all extra programs in the bundle which are about to be installed on your PC. You are also able to deselect them. With the Standard options, everything gets automatically installed. You do not have any control over the process. Do you see how a little extra time and attention save you tons of issues? Think about that next time you install software on your PC.
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 in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Search.searchyrs2.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.