How to get rid of the Yandex

September 2017

How to get rid of the Yandex

Yandex is a browser hijacker that takes control of your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox , Google Chrome). It is installed along with other harmful softwares (PUP, adwares, ....) and you will notice that it can't be uninstalled using conventional method.
Symptoms of infection:
  • Yandex will harvest your browsing data and your personal information for advertising purposes (targeted ads).
  • Installation of the Yandex toolbar.
  • Search engine and homepage will be modified.
  • Popup ads are randomly displayed during your browsing session.

You can try using AdWCleaner or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Clean your web browsers

  • Uninstall parasite extensions
    • For Firefox: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Extension tab.
    • For Google Chrome: Click on the menu at the top right and then Tools > Extensions.


Published by jak58. Latest update on November 6, 2016 at 03:22 PM by owilson.
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