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By | Posted on June 9, 2016 |

Your Search Web is an adware that redirects start-up page to unwanted search portal. It takes over home page and new tab settings. If you have Your Search Web on the browser, it means that threats are gaining grounds on your Internet browser application. Your Search Web’s main objective of changing the default search engine is to show ads on the search result. This is very profitable as far as adware makers are concerned. Due to this motive and annoyances, computer user sees Your Search Web as some kind of virus activity.

Generally, Your Search Web is not categorized as computer virus. Even if adware behaves like a virus, they were not made to be infectious and never spread extensively. It requires manual installation to run on the system. Adware authors used to bundle this browser hijacker to other programs and made its installation unseen. While installing freeware, Your Search Web also gets loaded in the background without taking user’s permission.

Your Search Web sources like freeware, games, suspicious tools, bogus updates, and fake players are widely spread on several dubious web sites and links enclosed within emails and social media sites. No matter how you have acquired Your Search Web, the effect of this browser hijacker is inconvenient to your online browsing activities. Your Search Web

Since it was dubbed malicious, Your Search Web should be take out of the computer as soon as possible. Below are guides and tools to help you get rid of this adware.

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Norton SafeWeb Not yet tested Community Rating: 0.0 June 09, 2016
MCAfee Site Advisor Not yet rated Feedback: No data June 09, 2016
AVG Threat Labs Currently Safe Feedback: No data June 09, 2016

Your Search Web Browser Hijacker Removal Procedure

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Stage 1: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

This rootkit and virus removal tool is free and easy to use. It scans, detects and removes any rootkit, malware as well as threat like Your Search Web home page hijacker. The tool is powerful enough to find malicious items that are hidden on the computer.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file to your Desktop so that we can access the file easily.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. After downloading, navigate to the file location and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.


3. On initial launch of the program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.


4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before Sophos Virus Removal Tool can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.


5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display InstallShield Wizard Completed. Just leave the Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool with a check mark. Then, click Finish.

6. The tool will download necessary updates so Internet connection is required at this point. Lastly, Sophos Virus Removal Tool displays the welcome screen.


7. Click on Start Scanning button to begin checking the system for presence of rootkit and virus. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Your Search Web. It also detects and removes other malicious files.


Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Your Search Web. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Stage 3: Remove Your Search Web Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Your Search Web from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Your Search Web on the affected browser.

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from Your Search Web

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Your Search Web. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Your Search Web. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Reset Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Your Search Web home page hijacker should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain it the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Your Search Web and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please see view instructions here.

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