What is Yaimo.com?
Yaimo.com is a search engine that is set as default once your browsers get taken over by a hijacker. Browser hijackers modify your settings without your permission, cause redirects and pop-ups and slow down your Internet speed. They can not be trusted as their main purpose is to promote their associated websites.
Yaimo.com usually comes bundled with free software. It works on all web browsers, so you will not be able to avoid it once it gets installed. It is clear that you need to remove Yaimo.com as soon as possible and thus improve your online security.
How does Yaimo.com work?
Yaimo.com enters your computer and modifies your home page, new tab page and default search engine. You are forced to look at this website every time you open your browser. The page itself does not look too suspicious. It has a search box and search parameters. However, you will also notice a fake ad in the center. We do not recommend clicking on this or any other advertisements brought to you by the hijacker. You may be redirected to websites harboring virtual scams like fake lotteries created in order to gain your personal details. You could be also presented with a supposedly useful application that will turn out to be malware instead. We would also advise that you avoid using the so-called search engine as it will only provide you with more ads and sponsored links. Moreover, if you try searching using one of the search parameters you will simply be redirected to third party websites like fr9.es or dailygames.com.
Other issues concerning the hijacker include non-personally identifiable information collection and Internet speed slow down. The reason Yaimo.com tracks your cookies and records what pages you visit, what searches you make and so on, is to personalize the ads that you see and thus increase the chances of you clicking on them. In order to prevent that from happening you should get rid of Yaimo.com.
How to delete Yaimo.com?
The first thing you will have to do if you want to remove Yaimo.com manually is to detect the program that it came bundled with. If you are not sure which program that is, you can use the free malware scanner that can identify it for you. Once it does, you should access Control Panel by clicking on Start and choose Add or remove programs or Uninstall a program depending on your Windows system. In case you are using Windows 8 in order to access Control Panel you will have to right-click on the left corner of the screen. After you uninstall Yaimo.com and the related program, you should reset your browsers and fix your Target line. Instructions on how to complete both of these tasks are presented below. Alternatively, you can use a malware removal tool that will do all the work for you and safeguard your system from similar and more harmful threats in the future.
Tips on Yaimo.com Removal
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset
Modify the Target line
- Right-click on the browser shortcut
- Properties → Shortcut tab → Target
- Erase all text after “exe” and click OK.
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