How to eliminate browser redirects to yourconnectivity.net?
What is yourconnectivity.net?
yourconnectivity.net is another fake search engine that falsely claims to enhance the browsing experience. By offering improved search results and quick access to various popular sites, yourconnectivity.net attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, this site is promoted using browser-hijacking downloaders/installers. Furthermore, it continually records information relating to web browsing activity.
Rogue set-ups usually target Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Following infiltration, they assign the new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to yourconnectivity.net. The same URL is also appended to the target of each browser shortcut. Furthermore, set-ups stealthily install a number of third party applications and/or browser plug-ins. These so-called "helper objects" reassign browser options when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, unless this rogue software is uninstalled, returning browsers to their previous states is impossible. Ultimately, users are forced to visit yourconnectivity.net when they open a browser/new browser tab or search via the URL bar. This significantly diminishes the web browsing experience. Furthermore, yourconnectivity.net and "helper objects" continually gather data relating to web browsing activity. This information usually includes personal details that developers share with third parties. These people generate revenue by misusing private details. Thus, data tracking may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you encounter redirects to yourconnectivity.net, check the list of installed applications/browser add-ons and eliminate any suspicious entries. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution .
|Name||yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.|
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The internet is full of fake search engines that share many similarities with yourconnectivity.net. The list of examples includes (but is not limited to) search.searchmedia.online, go.adicococo.com, unisearchweb.com, and go.correcticko.com. Although these websites offer "useful functionality" (quick access to popular websites, improved search results, local weather forecasts, worldwide news, etc.), most provide no real value for regular users. Fake search engines typically serve just one purpose: to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than giving any value for regular users, they cause redirects and gather information. In doing so, they diminish the browsing experience and pose a threat to your privacy. Some are also designed to generate false results and/or intrusive ads, leading to dubious websites. Therefore, using fake search engines risks various system infections.
How did yourconnectivity.net install on my computer?
As mentioned, yourconnectivity.net is promoted using rogue download/installation set-ups. This deceptive marketing method is called "bundling". Developers hide all information regarding modification of browser settings within "Custom/Advanced" options (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users often rush these procedures and skip steps, thereby granting set-ups permission to modify options, exposing systems to risk of various infections, and compromising their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are also distributed using the "bundling" method and intrusive advertisements (that redirect to infectious websites and execute scripts that download/install PUAs). Therefore, to prevent system infiltration by PUAs, be very cautious when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze all windows of the download/installation dialogs. Decline offers to download/install additional programs and deselect those already included. Avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting ("bundling") software. Apps should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate, but most redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.) and are delivered by adware-type apps. If you encounter suspicious redirects, eliminate dubious apps and browser plug-ins. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate it.
Instant automatic removal of yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker:
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- What is yourconnectivity.net?
- STEP 1. Uninstall potentially unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove yourconnectivity.net redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove yourconnectivity.net homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove yourconnectivity.net redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
yourconnectivity.net redirect removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes browser redirects to the yourconnectivity.net website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
yourconnectivity.net homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser hijackers:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Remove yourconnectivity.net-related Internet Explorer add-ons:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select such entries and click "Remove".
Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:
This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Internet Explorer shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate the text (hxxp://www.yourconnectivity.net/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.yourconnectivity.net and enter your preferred domain, which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default, then remove "yourconnectivity.net".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Remove yourconnectivity.net-related Google Chrome extensions:
Click the 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 and remove them.
Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:
This browser hijacker modifies the "Target" field of the Google Chrome shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate the text (hxxp://www.yourconnectivity.net/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.yourconnectivity.net) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "yourconnectivity.net", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Remove yourconnectivity.net-related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:
This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Mozilla Firefox shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate the text (hxxp://www.yourconnectivity.net/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.yourconnectivity.net and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "yourconnectivity"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Change your homepage:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.
Change your default search engine:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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