Yourlink.online Redirect

Also Known As: yourlink.online pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Yourlink.online redirect removal instructions

What is yourlink.online?

Identical to nametraff.com, goldoffer.online, bestadbid.com, and many others, yourlink.online is a rogue website designed to cause redirects to other dubious sites. Users are typically redirected to yourlink.online by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission. Potentially unwanted programs are also known to deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive information.

yourlink.online adware

Research shows that potentially unwanted programs randomly open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to yourlink.online. Users then encounter several consecutive redirects to other dubious sites. Ultimately, users might be forced to visit websites containing malicious content. Therefore, redirects to and from yourlink.online can lead to high-risk computer infections. With regard to redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive ads that can also lead to malicious sites and even execute scripts designed to download and install malware (or other PUPs). Therefore, even a single click on an intrusive ad might result in computer infections. Intrusive advertisements are delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, intrusive advertisements often conceal underlying website content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Information tracking is also an issue. Be aware that many PUPs gather information such as IP addresses, keystrokes, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, etc. The collected data might contain personal details that developers sell to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse personal data to generate revenue. Therefore, having information-tracking apps installed on your computer might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to eliminate all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

The Internet is full of potentially unwanted programs, all of which are virtually identical. By offering "useful functionality" (e.g., anti-virus, file conversion, system optimization, and so on), PUPs often trick users to install. This deceptive software is designed only to generate revenue for the developers. In most cases, users receive no significant value. Rather than providing the features promised, potentially unwanted programs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did adware install on my computer?

As mentioned above, potentially unwanted programs are proliferated using 'malvertising' (intrusive ads), however, criminals also proliferate them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of rogue apps together with regular software/apps. Developers are aware that users often rush the download and installation processes. Therefore, they hide "bundled" apps within "Custom/Advanced" options or other sections of the download/installation processes. Skipping download/installation steps and clicking advertisements often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications and a threat to privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. Paying close attention when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet is paramount. Select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each window of the download/installation processes. Decline offers to download/install additional applications and opt-out of those already included. We also strongly recommend that you avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since criminals use them to "bundle" rogue apps. Download software from official sources only and, if possible, use a direct download link. Most intrusive advertisements look legitimate, however, they are distinguishable, since most lead to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious sites. If you encounter intrusive ads, immediately remove all dubious application and browser plug-ins.

Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

yourlink.online adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes yourlink.online redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing yourlink.online ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing yourlink.online ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the yourlink.online pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing yourlink.online  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing yourlink.online ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the yourlink.online pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing yourlink.online ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing yourlink.online ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with yourlink.online pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

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Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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