Yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker – a brief introduction:
How to remove Yourconnectivity.net virus.
Yourconnectivity.net is a part of the browser hijackers family. It is included in the PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs ) list and even considered a minor threat for user’s system it can cause serious troubles. Yourconnectivity.net changes without user’s permission the default homepage and the search engine of most internet browsers (IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). Like many other browser hijackers. It pretends to be a useful search engine, but the the idea and the goal behind it are different.
Yourconnectivity.net is contained in bundles with other freeware. In most cases its download remains hidden from the user. As a genuine browser hijacker Yourconnectivity.net is relying on a developed design. It tends to exploit the user as a source of traffic to sites that contain commercial data. It’s malicious intents can be found in the fact that it appends the argument http://yourconnectivity.net to occasional shortcuts on user’s desktop or Start Menu. It ensures that Chrome will always start with its homepage, thanks to the addition of HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Google\Chrome\HomepageLocation and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Google\Chrome\RestoreOnStartupURLs\1 registry policies.
How did Yourconnectivity.net infects my PC:
This kind of browser hijackers can be found in packages along with other free software downloaded from sites like Cnet, Brothersoft and Softonic. Due to its genuine installation it won’t be detected by an antivirus program. That’s why it’s necessary to check the End User License Agreement every time you install free programs, that may contain unwanted adware. When possible, select Custom or Advanced installation option to eliminate the possibility to install other unwanted software. To prevent your PC from infection avoid visiting suspicious websites, which can lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any sort of up-to-date anti-malware program to prevent infections from the virus and for further protection.
If your PC is already infected you may experience slow performance or even “freezing” of some web pages. These symptoms can lead to additional hardwre problems, so our advice is to get rid of Yourconnectivity.net as soon as possible.
NOTE: Even after removing Yourconnectivity.net adware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!
- Name – Yourconnectivity
- Type Spamming – Malware
- Danger Level – Low
- Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
- Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
- Method – Via bundling.
How to remove “Yourconnectivity.net”
- Login as administrator.
- Go to control panel and uninstall Yourconnectivity.
- Remove Yourconnectivity folder from program files and start menu.
- Remove Yourconnectivity from your browser extensions.
- Clear your browser cookies.
- Reset your browser settings.
- Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
- Restart your computer.
Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!
To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.