Where is my Google search? All I can find is this yaimo.com on my computer. I just want my Google back. But it seems that I can’t change anything on my browser settings. I have no clue about how to find out the solution for this thing. Is it a virus? What will happen if I keep this thing on my computer? 

Brief Introduction to This Website

People who find this yaimo.com on their computers will notice that it has replaced the homepage and the search engine in the browser that has been installed. Even though people can use this domain for news, images, maps, videos, games and some on, but it is not recommended for people to trust and utilize this website. Because this thing can be put in the category of browser hijacker which is one of the biggest threats that computers are facing now. However, typically speaking, browser hijacker doesn’t belong to computer virus. This character can make this kind of threat can escape from the anti-virus programs’ scan which can make it easier to infiltrate target computers than virus does. It is reported that there are many victims suffer from this redirect on their computers and the number is still increasing rapidly.

The Screenshot of Yaimo.com


How can this yaimo.com browser hijacker sneak into target computers? The ways of its invasion mainly come from the Internet. Those cyber hackers who distribute this infection can upload this hijacker to many unsafe web pages, when people come to visit those malicious links or click on some unreliable pop-ups by accident, this hijack can seize the chance to invade the target computers immediately. Also, it can make the infected computer vulnerable, in this bad situation, with the assistance of this browser hijacker, many other computer threats like malware, virus and Trojan can be downloaded to the infected machine to make further damage in the future. Hackers can forge this yaimo.com hijacker be as a useful application that can be installed when computer users are installing other free programs. That means hackers will implant the executable files into other free software and publish them to some websites for people to download.

The first thing for it to do is to change the homepage and search engine to be its own page. People who find this yaimo.com in their browsers would prefer to use another browser instead. But to be honest, it is useless as this hijacker can corrupt all the browsers that installed on the infected computer, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. People will find out that it is impossible for them to change the homepage to be their desired ones. If you compromise to this hijacker and start to use this hijacker when you go online, you will get into more troubles that brought up by this redirect. Instead of showing the right result to you, this hijacker can give you a lot of sponsored links which we think are connected with cyber hackers.

The properties of Browser Hijacker

-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Yaimo.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Browser 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: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Yaimo.com is believed to be a horrific browser hijacker which can take control of the browsers that installed on the infected computer. Not only corrupting the infected browser, this redirect infection can also damage the infected system by downloading many other computer threats. With such a bad circumstance, the personal information saved on the infected machine has a great risk to be stolen by cyber hackers.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 31, 2014 12:54 pm

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