SearchYa.com

What is SearchYa.com?

SearchYa.com is a websites or a search engine which can be set as your home page. When? It is enough to install a SearchYa toolbar, which can be bundled with freeware, without paying attention to what is said in the installation wizard. If you do not un-tick some options, you will find that your home page is changed to searchya.com on such browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.  A lot of computer users may think that they are infected with a browser hijacker, but the truth is that it is just a matter of settings which can be easily reset.

What does SearchYa.com do?

If you think that SearchYa.com has become your startup website without your consent, below you will find what you must have missed during the installation process of some freeware:

Make SearchYa as my default search engine.
Set Searchya as my homepage and new tab on my browsers.

The search engine, unlike other reliable search engines, may contain an advertisement which will redirect you a suspicious website. Moreover, SearchYa.com will provide you with links to websites which are given under the heading Ads. We recommend that you pay no attention to those ads in order to minimize the risk of getting the PC infected.  You may also be provided with pop-up advertisements which offer you to acquire an item or order a service. If the offers are provided at the time while SearchYa.com is present as your home page, we advise you against clicking on those ads in order not to get tricked by crafty schemers.

However, the best choice would be to remove SearchYa.com so that you do not need to sort suspicious websites from those which are worth visiting. Once you delete the toolbar and change the settings of the browsers, you can again browser the PC as usual.

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How to remove SearchYa.com?

In order to remove SearchYa.com and the toolbar, which you may also like to get rid of, Anti-Spyware-101.com team recommends that you follow the instructions given below.

SearchYa.com removal

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on SearchYa! Web Search and then click the Remove button.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click on Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click on the program you want to remove.

Windows 8

  1. Hover the mouse over the bottom left corner of the screen and right-click when a mini Metro UI/your desktop pops-up.
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Under the heading Programs, select Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click SearchYa! Web Search, or if you do not find this application, look for one which is published by APN, LLC or Bandoo Media Inc.

Remove SearchYa.com from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold the Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Under the Advanced tab, click on Reset.
  5. Tick “Delete personal settings” and click on Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold the Alt key and press H.
  3. Click on Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click on Reset Firefox -> Reset Firefox -> Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press and hold down the Alt key and press F.
  3. Point to Tools and select Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted add-on.
  5. Click on Settings on the left side of the browser.
  6. Move to the On startup section and click on Set pages.
  7. Remove Searchya.com and add a new startup page.
  8. In the Search section, click on Manage search engines.
  9. Remove the unwanted search engine.
  10. Move the mouse over, for example, Google and click on Make default.
  11. Click Done to finish.

However, are you sure that after you eliminate SearchYa.com, your privacy is protected? To prevent similar difficulties in the future, you should utilize a powerful spyware removal tool which will safeguard the computer so that it does not get affected by unwanted applications.

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