What can I do now? I think I am now experiencing a browser hijacker on the Mozilla Firefox. There are tons of ads flying from this search.yac.mx web page. Wow, the desktop is messed up and I can see several strange shortcuts on the desktop. Now internet speed becomes slow and many webpages will be loading for a long time but at last some cannot be opened at all. It is very annoying. I need it completely getting out of my computer, please help!

Description of Search.yac.mx Hijacker

Search.yac.mx is a dangerous browser hijacker attacking web browser with malicious codes. It can change your homepage and default search engine, block you access to any expected search results and redirect you to malicious webpage where unwanted and annoying ads pops up unstoppably and sponsored links shows. This hijacker also makes your web browser run sluggishly or changes your DNS setting to block your access Internet. On the other hand, it even can spy on your internet activities and use cookies to collect your online traces and then steal personal sensitive information or data like mail box’s account and password, credit card or online banking details, which will make your personal data in a high risk of being let out or cause your financial loss. Now you should learn that search.yac.mx hijacker is a threat to your personal information security and financial security. Therefore, you should remove this hijacker as soon as possible.

Search.yac.mx hijacker carries out more destructive activities on your computer. This browser hijacker brings its related fake optimizer called Yet Another Cleaner (YAC) which is also listed and promoted on Search.yac.mx webpage above its search engine. This fake program claims that it is able to upgrade PC performance and perfectly protect computer by fast, full and safe scanning. If Yet Another Cleaner is installed on your computer, this fake malicious program will create more troubles and vulnerabilities to the system. Fake YAC can look for more system loopholes to help this hijacker bring more infections. In this case, your computer will be infected with more and more other threats to mess up your system. The more processes run on the operating system, the slower your computer performs. Sometimes victims may get computer freezing or blue screen death and victims have to forcedly shut it down, which will make great harm to your hardware.To prevent Search.yac.mx hijacker or other infections get on your computer to destroy system, you need to be cautious when clicking links. It can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious web site. Don’t download unknown “free” software and avoid opening unknown e-mail attachments.

Main Traits of Search.yac.mx Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Search.yac.mx 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 this 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.yac.mx hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.yac.mx 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 Search.yac.mx 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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Search.yac.mx is absolutely a browser hijacker not a legit and useful homepage and search engine. It cannot do any good to your computer but do harms to your computer or put your important information in a high risk of being stolen by cyber criminals. It attacks your browsers and change default homepage and search engine to keep you away from your favorite websites but to redirect you to malicious websites. It pops up ads, messages and links from this web page. This hijacker can plant its malicious malware Yet Another Cleaner (YAC) into system and detect vulnerabilities to introduce more threats to mess up computer and slow down computer performance. Search.yac.mx hijacker must be removed manually with expertise as soon as possible.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 6, 2014 1:28 am

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