Yoodownload.com is a browser hijacker that might suddenly hijack your browsers. It entered your computer along with free software bundles and has changed your browser’s settings. It is not malicious and is seen as a low-level infection but it can still bring about damage. The main purpose of a browser hijacker is to generate traffic for sponsored websites and in that way make income. In order to do so, the hijacker needs to redirect you to those sites. And, in some cases, you could be led to dangerous websites and obtain malware if you are not careful. Browser hijackers bring nothing but trouble for users and should not remain installed on computers. You should take the time to uninstall Yoodownload.com from your system.
As the name browser hijacker suggests, Yoodownload.com will hijack your browsers. When you open your browser, be it Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will be redirected to Yoodownload.com. It has been set as your homepage and you cannot change it until you uninstall Yoodownload.com. Yoodownload.com presents a search engine in the middle of the screen and if you were to use it, you would be taken to Bing. Yoodownload.com does not provide anything new or useful, as you can just go to the legitimate search engine. While it cannot influence the search results and use them to redirect you to sponsored websites, it might still bring about random redirects and pop-up advertisements. Browser hijackers aim to generate traffic for sponsored pages and they have a variety of ways to do it. You need to be careful because while Yoodownload.com is not malicious itself, it might lead you to dangerous sites, where you could run into malware, which could seriously harm your computer. We suggest you delete Yoodownload.com.
Download tool for Yoodownload.com removal:
|Download Trojan Killer Portable for Windows.|
How to remove Yoodownload.com infection.
- First of all, you need to download and install Trojan Killer.
- Open the program and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. Full scan of the system is adviced, but because of the infection, your computer may suffer from performance issues, use Quick scan in this case.
- Scan your system and watch for results.
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Fix Now” button to remove Yoodownload.com virus:
- (optional) Shut down all your available browsers, if you can.
- In Trojan Killer click on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instruction, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Prevention tips for your PC from being reinfected with Yoodownload.com in the future:
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start“
This useful feature may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Block always”.