How to remove Search.privacyassistant.net redirect (Virus Help Guide)

Search.privacyassistant.net is a browser hijacker that is bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Once installed it will set the homepage and search engine for any installed browsers to http://search.privacyassistant.net without your permission.

This itself is not considered malicious as there are many legitimate programs that change these settings as well. What is considered malicious, though, is that it will also append the argument http://search.privacyassistant.net to random Windows shortcuts on your desktop and your Windows Start Menu.

Article is edited by: yakura - 21-04-2018, 15:13

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Remove Us.search.yahoo.com search redirect (Virus Help Guide)

Us.search.yahoo.com is a legitimate search engine, however there are plenty of browser hijackers (oursurfing, istartsurf, istart123) which redirect the users search queries to Yahoo Search.

These browser hijackers will hijack your installed web browser homepage and search engines so that it will display the Yahoo Search home page and search engine instead of your normally configured ones. When installed this type of malware will modify your web browser configuration so that the home page becomes us.search.yahoo.com.

Article is edited by: yakura - 21-04-2018, 14:50

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