(Solved!) Here is How to Remove "SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM" VIRUS from your browser: "SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM" Removal Guide

What is SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM?

SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM is classified as a browser redirector. SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM modifies a web browser’s settings, displays unwanted pop-up ads. This virus may replace the existing home page, error page, or browser’s search page with SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM.
 

SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM can cause the troubles:

  1. Pop-up ads.
  2. Unwanted messages.
  3. Search redirecting.
  4. Seeing a search engine that looks like Google, but with an unfamiliar URL or logo.
  5. Unknown search engine in a browser.
  6. Changed Google search results.

The web site SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM was installed by a Adware downloader program or a by the malicious browser extension.

You have 2 ways to remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.


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Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
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Here’s how to remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.

http://SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM

You can see SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus from running processes

Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus from Windows services

Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus from Windows registry

Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM.

STEP 7: Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM from Google Chrome.
Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SEARCH PROVIDED BY YAHOO.COM from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.


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Click Remove button or False Positive.

Enjoy!

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