The SearchYa is a malicious application that comes under the category of browser hijackers. It has the ability to emulate the Google by redirecting all the searches towards certain malicious websites. The SearchYa claims to be a legitimate browser that is faster than other popular browsers, but actually it is just a nasty virus that can harm your computer as well as data. Once it is installed on any computer, it will immediately change the home page of the browser, besides that, it runs numerous pop-up ads from unknown publishers. It changes most of the browser settings including the default search engine, and privacy settings. Once it is detected in your computer, you need to delete it as soon as possible, because it is aimed to steal your precious information and transfer it to the remote hackers. This information includes your personal details, logins, passwords, shopping preferences, and credit card details. You can use an automatic removal tool to get rid of the SearchYa malware, but you can also remove that through the manual removal method.
Manual Removal of SearchYa
You can remove the SearchYa by following the steps mentioned below. One thing which you need to keep in mind is that, the success of manual removal process depends on your knowledge of deleting such threats before. For the new users, some of these steps look too complicated, and if they think they cannot do it, they can choose any automatic SearchYa removal tool to get rid of this malware.
Removing SearchYa through Control Panel for Windows 7
If you are a windows 7 user and infected from this tricky malware, you can remove it through control panel option. Just click the “Start” menu, and then select “Control Panel”. Here you need to click on the “Programs and Features” option, and find the SearchYa. Once you are able to find it you have to select it, and click on the “Uninstall” button.
Removing SearchYa through Control Panel for Windows XP
For the windows XP users, the process \of removing the SearchYa through control panel option is a little bit different. You have to click on the “Start” menu, select “Settings” where you can see the “Control Panel”. Once you click on the control panel, you can see various different options out of which you have to find the “Add/Remove Programs”, and then select “Programs and Features”, here you can easily find SearchYa and remove it.
Remove SearchYa From the Browsers
Once you have uninstalled the SearchYa, you need to clean it from your browser and also reset the settings of your browser. Following is the method of removing the SearchYa from different browsers:-
For Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome, and click on the wrench sign available on top right corner of the window. Here you have to find the Enable SearchYa Toolbar button, and simply uncheck it. Then you also need to click on the Bin button to remove this malicious application permanently.
For Internet Explorer
Open the internet explorer, and click on the tools icon, and then select “Manage Add-Ons”. Here you can find an option “Toolbar and Extensions”, where you need to find the SearchYa along with other malicious toolbar, and disable them.
For Mozilla Firefox
Click on the “tools” icon, select “Add-Ons”, and then select “Extensions”. Here you can easily find suspicious toolbars along with the SearchYa and disable them.