If your start page and search provider by default has been modified to Yarhoot.com start page or you get lots of advertisements popping up on your personal computer then it’s a sign that your machine is infected by malware from the browser hijacker family. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software that changes Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge ‘s settings without a user permission, to reroute on dangerous, unwanted and misleading web-pages. Also, if you are seeing that the existing homepage, error page, or search page has been modified to Yarhoot.com startpage, then you do not need to wait . Perform the instructions below and get rid of Yarhoot.com browser hijacker as soon as possible.
Most often, the Yarhoot.com browser hijacker affects most common web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such browser hijackers as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web-browser, it’ll open Yarhoot.com page. Even if you setup your home page again, it is still the first thing you see when you run the browser will be the unwanted Yarhoot.com web page.
Besides the fact that Yarhoot.com hijacker replaces your start page, this annoying page can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of tons of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web-sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Yarhoot.com browser hijacker may collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Although, Yarhoot.com infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it modifies the settings of your internet browser. Moreover, an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be additionally installed on to your computer with this hijacker, which will open a large amount of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. Often such these advertisements may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted applications or visit harmful web-pages.
We recommend you to clean your machine ASAP. Use the instructions below that will allow to get rid of Yarhoot.com search and ‘ad-supported’ program, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
How did you get infected with Yarhoot.com browser hijacker infection
How to manually remove Yarhoot.com
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to remove the Yarhoot.com startpage. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
- Uninstall Yarhoot.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Yarhoot.com from Google Chrome
- Delete Yarhoot.com search from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Yarhoot.com startpage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Yarhoot.com startpage
Remove Yarhoot.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge from popup ads hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video few simple steps below.
Remove Yarhoot.com from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by browser hijacker infection.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Yarhoot.com search from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine have been modified by the infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Yarhoot.com infection. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Yarhoot.com startpage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Yarhoot.com startpage
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser which is redirected to the Yarhoot.com or other annoying page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The browser hijacker can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you launch your web-browser. Depending on the web-browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text such as “http://www.yarhoot.com/” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown on the screen below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the Yarhoot.com web page or any other annoying web-pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Yarhoot.com redirect automatically
You can get rid of Yarhoot.com search automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove browser hijackers, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all windows on your PC system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your machine for the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Yarhoot.com. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Yarhoot.com browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker, adware and other dangerous applications.
Block Yarhoot.com and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and dangerous web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, sites such Yarhoot.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Get rid of Yarhoot.com hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once the downloading process is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out Yarhoot.com browser hijacker and web-browser’s malicious extensions. Once the scan is finished, it will open a scan report as shown on the image below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. When the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your system should be clean of the Yarhoot.com . Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted harmful pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new browser hijackers, malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Yarhoot.com from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.