Hello, could you please help me remove this Search.ydserp.com hijacker from y IE browser. This fake domain has been on IE for several days. My homepage and search engine has been changed and can’t be changed back. Every time I start my IE, this page will soon come on as a start page. I have no choice but to use it to search something on IE, but most of time, I will just get popup ads, wrong search results, strange links or can’t reach the page I usually visit. I thought at least this page should be use to search something online like Google or Bing. Web browser and computer seem to be a little laggy. I run MSE to scan but nothing is found.

Belief Introduce of Search.ydserp.com Hijacker

If you see Search.ydserp.com taking over your web browser, your browser is actually compromised with a browser hijacker caused by some malicious extension, plugin or add-on. This domain can easily make inexperienced PC users believe that Search.ydserp.com is useful search engine as it also has some search shortcut button like Youtube, Yahoo or Gmail etc. PC users are confused that how Search.ydserp.com hijacker gets into their machine to affect their online activities. This Search.ydserp.com hijacker is created and distributed on the Internet by hackers to infiltrate PC via many ways. Cyber criminals can insert the plugin or extension as an attractive flash picture, fake but scaring message about computer security, or fake prompts about updating Java, Media player, Adobe flash player etc. into those unsafe websites to lure PC users to click. If you accidentally click on those popups, some malicious applications, malware or virus will sneak into system. Besides, hackers also implant this Search.ydserp.com redirect infection into some free software, application and program and then they will distribute those infected programs, free software and applications to many unsafe or unlicensed resource sites to let people download.

Once this Search.ydserp.com hijacker is stalled into targeted computer, it will create different kinds of problems to attack the device. For example, you will find the homepage and default search engine have been changed to Search.ydserp.com and it will not allow you change back from the browser settings. It redirect you to different malicious websites, gives you wrong search results, and display tons of ads to interrupt you to do anything online. It will take a long time to load web page and even some of them cannot be opened. Search.ydserp.com d hijacker can find out vulnerabilities and use those security loopholes as a bridge to introduce other dangerous infections to computer. If the computer gets infected with more infections, the system will load and run more process. The more processes running in the system, the slower the computer performs. Therefore, computer will suffer from a slow performance even a crash of infected system as time passes but users cannot do anything with the chaos on the computer. And with the help of those malicious things, the financial details on the infected computer can be leaked out which can be abused by hackers for illegal benefits.

Symptoms Caused by Search.ydserp.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.ydserp.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Search.ydserp.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.ydserp.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC  these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Search.ydserp.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Search.ydserp.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Search.ydserp.com browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Search.ydserp.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:

a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.


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Search.ydserp.com is not a normal webpage and a useful search tool. If you keep this fake search site a long time on your computer, many computer problems will happen in future. Your web browser first will perform improperly. Browser often gets stuck, hang or unresponsive. DNS server settings of some websites are changed and you’re blocked to access the site.  Strange and unexpected toolbars, bookmarks, add-ons will stay on your web browser. When you’re browsing online, you will be disturbed by tons of endless irrelevant pop-ups. But you don’t click on any of them as your computer system can be attacked by more other virus or malware. Search.ydserp.com hijacker also has a bad effect on computer performance. It will slow down performance of computer, which will let computer run slower than before. Your computer may get hang or frozen for some time while you runs many programs or perform many tasks at the same time. even worse, this browser hijacker can assist cyber hackers to collect your personal information stored on the Internet and computer disk in order to gain more illegal benefits. Please get rid of this browser hijacker as soon as possible before any damages and data loss caused by it.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of browser hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 3, 2016 5:19 am

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