You ran your internet browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, but somehow, for some reason, you didn’t get your favorite homepage you wanted after running it. This is sign of hijacker infection, potentially unwanted program designed to reroute your internet browser to Yourtv.link site. The browser hijacker infection replacing the web browsers settings such as start page, newtab and default search provider with its own data.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain browser hijackers like Yourtv.link to also change all internet browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to intrusive web-sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Table of contents
- What is Yourtv.link
- Remove Yourtv.link search
- Manual Yourtv.link removal
- How to remove Yourtv.link start page with free programs
- Stop Yourtv.link and other annoying sites
- How does your system get infected with Yourtv.link hijacker infection
- To sum up
Except that the Yourtv.link may make certain unwanted changes to web browser’s home page and newtab, it also modifies your search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the web browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a ton of ads, links to unwanted and ad pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines such as Google or Bing.
Often, the computer which has been infected by Yourtv.link hijacker infection, will be also infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which opens lots of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web-sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software may replace the legitimate ads with malicious ads which will offer to download and install malware and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading web pages.
We suggest you to free your PC of hijacker infection as quickly as possible. Use the few simple steps below which will assist to delete Yourtv.link start page and adware, that can be installed onto your machine along with it.
Remove Yourtv.link search
The answer is right here on this web page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your computer of hijacker infection. Moreover, you may choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise run the free anti malware utility created specifically to delete browser hijacker such as Yourtv.link. Of course, you can combine both methods. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your system or close the web-site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Yourtv.link removal
The step-by-step instructions will help you delete Yourtv.link home page. These Yourtv.link removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Removing the Yourtv.link, check the list of installed software first
The process of hijacker removal is generally the same across all versions of Microsoft Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed software on your personal computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and suspicious programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popups and web browser redirect to the intrusive Yourtv.link web page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popup advertisements and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, changed by Yourtv.link hijacker
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser as shown on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll display a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are redirected to the Yourtv.link annoying web page.
Remove Yourtv.link search from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the new tab, startpage and search engine by default that have been modified by the Yourtv.link browser hijacker infection.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Yourtv.link from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Yourtv.link browser hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Yourtv.link from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to Yourtv.link web-site.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Yourtv.link browser hijacker. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
How to remove Yourtv.link startpage with free programs
Use malware removal utilities to get rid of Yourtv.link automatically. The free software utilities specially developed for hijacker, adware and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These utilities can remove most of browser hijacker from Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of Yourtv.link from Windows registry and system drives.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of Yourtv.link redirect
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the tool will allow you to remove potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, toolbars and ad-supported software that your computer can be infected too.
- Download Zemana antimalware (ZAM) from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- When the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC for the browser hijacker infection and other malicious software and adware. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When it completes the scan, a list of all threats found is produced. Review the report and then click “Next”. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of Yourtv.link
Manual Yourtv.link redirect removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your computer of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection which redirects your internet browser to the Yourtv.link unwanted web site. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
As the scanning ends, you may check all threats found on your system. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing Yourtv.link browser hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video explains guide on how to get rid of hijacker and other malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Remove Yourtv.link hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and run to delete hijacker infections, adware, malware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You may use this tool to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
Once downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Yourtv.link hijacker that redirects your browser to the Yourtv.link intrusive page. This task may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends is done, it will show a list of detected items as shown on the image below.
When you are ready, press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box. Click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop Yourtv.link and other annoying sites
If you surf the Web, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad-blocking application. AdGuard is an ad blocking which can filter out a huge number of of the malvertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown in the figure below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup advertisements, web-pages such Yourtv.link, as well as other dangerous 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, that can be found on your desktop.
How does your system get infected with Yourtv.link hijacker infection
To sum up
Now your machine should be clean of the Yourtv.link . Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and intrusive harmful web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers, malware and ad-supported software). 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 Yourtv.link search from the FF, Chrome, IE and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.