Your Easy Forms browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Your Easy Forms?
Your Easy Forms is a browser app that supposedly allows quick access to various popular forms (for example, IRS and tax-related forms). This feature can be used directly from the browser's new tab (window). Note, however, that Your Easy Forms is a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted app (PUA) that promotes a fake search engine (search.hyoureasyforms.com) by changing browser settings. Additionally, most PUAs collect information relating to users' browsing habits.
Browser hijackers can usually be installed on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. After installation, Your Easy Forms appoints search.hyoureasyforms.com as the homepage, default search engine and new browser tab address. Therefore, Your Easy Forms users are forced to visit this address when they open their browsers/new browser windows, tabs, or enter search queries into the URL bar. Additionally, most browser hijackers do not allow users to change the settings. Typically, the only way to remove the search.hyoureasyforms.com address from the settings is to uninstall Your Easy Forms. Furthermore, as with most fake search engines, search.hyoureasyforms.com does not operate as a legitimate search engine or generate any unique search results. It simply redirects to search.yahoo.com (Yahoo search engine) and displays results provided by this legitimate search engine. Most browser hijackers also gather data including browsing-related information such as entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations, IP addresses, and other, sometimes personal, data. Typically, developers share recorded information with third parties (cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue.
|Name||Your Easy Forms|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.WebSearch.gen), McAfee (GenericR-PBK!B860CF8C4CB5), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Forms, Your Easy Forms|
|Supposed Functionality||Claims to provide access to various printable forms (e.g., tax forms).|
|Serving IP Address (search.hyoureasyforms.com)||22.214.171.124|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users 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 browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
To eliminate search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Generally, browser hijackers such as Your Easy Forms are promoted as useful apps that can provide useful features, tools, and so on. Unfortunately, most are useless and simply generate revenue for their developers and other dubious parties. Furthermore, PUAs cause problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, and even identity theft. Other, similar browser hijackers include Your Package Tracked Now, Bible Verses, and Easy Forms Now.
How did Your Easy Forms install on my computer?
PUAs are often available for download on their websites, however, most users download and install them unintentionally. They download/install PUAs by clicking intrusive (deceptive) ads or unintentionally allow them to be downloaded/installed with other software. This usually happens when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - they include unwanted apps into set-ups of other (typically, free) software. Developers do not disclose this information properly and hide it in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the download or installation set-ups. If people leave these settings unchanged, they often allow PUAs to be installed with other regular software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent unwanted downloads and installations, we recommend that you download/install software and browse the web carefully. Download all software (especially it is free) from official/trustworthy websites and using direct download links. Do not use third party software downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule and other sources of this kind. Do not skip download or installation setup steps. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options and dismiss offers to download or install additional, bundled software. Intrusive ads should not be trusted, especially those displayed on dubious web pages relating to adult dating, pornography, gambling, and so on. These cause redirects to untrustworthy websites or unwanted downloads/installations. If intrusive ads or redirects to dubious websites occur often, check for unwanted extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons installed on the browser and remove them immediately. The same applies to unwanted programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with Your Easy Forms, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Website promoting Your Easy Forms browser hijacker:
search.hyoureasyforms.com asking to show notifications:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Your Easy Forms?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Your Easy Forms application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Your Easy Forms browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.hyoureasyforms.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Your Easy Forms browser hijacker 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 suspicious applications (for example, "Your Easy Forms"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.hyoureasyforms.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Your Easy Forms browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects (Windows OS):
Video showing how to remove Your Easy Forms browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner (MacOS):
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.hyoureasyforms.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start 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 and then remove "Your Easy Forms".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect, 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:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Your Easy Forms" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Your Easy Forms" (or simply "Forms") and look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.hyoureasyforms.com) 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 "search.hyoureasyforms.com", 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 search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect, 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:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Your Easy Forms" (or simply "Forms"), as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
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, disable "Your Easy Forms" (or simply "Forms") remove hxxp://search.hyoureasyforms.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your 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: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove search.hyoureasyforms.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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