How to stop redirects to and from 0yrvtrh.com

Also Known As: 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove the 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker from Mac computers

What is 0yrvtrh.com?

0yrvtrh.com is a fake search engine. Typically, these bogus search tools are promoted by rogue software classified as browser hijackers. They operate by making modifications to browser settings and restricting/denying access to them. Furthermore, browser hijackers and fake search engines often monitor users' browsing activity. The 0yrvtrh.com search engine has been observed being promoted by ConnectionIndexer, an adware-type application (which possesses browser hijacker characteristics). Due to the dubious methods used to proliferate adware and browser hijackers, they are classified as Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs).

0yrvtrh.com redirect appearance (GIF)

Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and other popular browsers are common targets of browser hijackers. Following successful infiltration, they reassign the homepage, default search engine and new tab/window URLs to the addresses of fake search engines. These seemingly minor alterations significantly affect the browsing experience. For example, with ConnectionIndexer installed, each new browser tab/window opened and search query typed into the URL bar redirects to 0yrvtrh.com. Note, however, taht the ConnectionIndexer application promotes search.dominantmethod.com (another bogus search engine) on Google Chrome browsers. Fake search tools have no real value to regular users, since they are rarely capable of providing search results. They simply redirect (or cause redirection chains leading) to legitimate search engines. 0yrvtrh.com and search.dominantmethod.com cannot generate search results, and so they redirect to Yahoo (search.yahoo.com). Additionally, browser hijackers can undo any changes users attempt to make to their browsers, if they permit access to the browser settings at all. Therefore, recovering a hijacked browser is impossible without removing the software affecting it. As mentioned, most PUAs (adware and browser hijacker included) have data tracking capabilities. They can record browsing activity (URLs visited, web pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather personal information derived from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). This vulnerable data is then shared with and/or sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), seeking to likewise misuse it for financial gain. To summarize, the presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To protect device integrity and user safety, you are strongly advised to eliminate all suspect apps and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker
Threat Type Browser hijacker, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Serving IP Address 13.249.94.89
Symptoms Your Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Mac)

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searchiing.comsearches.networkprudensearch.com and search.handlersection.com are some examples of other fake search engines. Judging on appearance alone, they may seem practically identical to genuine search engines. The software promoting bogus search engines similarly appears legitimate and useful. Users are enticed into download/installation with offers of "useful" functionality, however, the features promised are seldom operational. The only purpose of these unwanted applications is to generate revenue at users' expense. Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs hijack browsers, cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and collect sensitive information.

How did 0yrvtrh.com install on my computer?

PUAs are distributed via the download/installation set-ups of other software. For example, ConnectionIndexer adware is proliferated through fake Adobe Flash Player updaters/installers. The deceptive marketing technique of packing regular products with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling". Rushing download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing dubious and/or bundled content into devices. Certain PUAs also have "official" download sites. Intrusive advertisements can infiltrate these apps into systems as well. Once clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without users' permission.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are strongly advised to research all products before download/installation and/or purchase. All downloads should be performed only from official and verified sources. Untrusted channels such as unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders can offer deceptive and/or bundled content. Download and installation processes must be treated with caution. Read the terms, study all available options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, adult-dating, pornography and others). If you experience ads or redirects of this kind, check your devices and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshots of the deceptive Flash Player updater/installer distributing ConnectionIndexer adware (which promotes 0yrvtrh.com and/or search.dominantmethod.com):

Delusive installer used to promote 0yrvtrh.com and search.dominantmethod.com (step 1)

Delusive installer used to promote 0yrvtrh.com and search.dominantmethod.com (step 2)

Appearance of ConnectionIndexer promoting search.dominantmethod.com on Google Chrome browsers (GIF):

search.dominantmethod.com redirect appearance GIF

Screenshot of Google Chrome browser settings modified by ConnectionIndexer and set to search.dominantmethod.com as the default:

search.dominantmethod.com set as default by ConnectionIndexer in Chrome browsers

Screenshot of ConnectionIndexer installed onto the Safari browser:

0yrvtrh.com promoting adware (ConnectionIndexer) installed onto Safari

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

0yrvtrh.com redirect removal:

Remove 0yrvtrh.com-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac browser hijacker removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select "Applications". In the applications folder, look for "MPlayerX","NicePlayer", or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar, choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/Application Support

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example, “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-1

Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser. From the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing homepage in safari browser

In the "Preferences" window, select the "General" tab. To set your homepage, type the preferred website URL (for example: www.google.com) in the Homepage field. You can also click the “Set to Current Page” button if you wish to set your homepage to the website you are currently visiting.

Change your default search engine:

changing the default Internet search engine in Safari browser

In the "Preferences" window, select the "Search" tab. Here you will find a drop-down menu labelled "Search engine:" Simply select your preferred search engine from the drop-down list.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing mozilla firefox homepage

To change your homepage, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Preferences" from the drop-down menu. To set your homepage, type the preferred website URL (for example: www.google.com) in the Homepage Page.

Change default search engine:

mozilla firefox about config

In the URL address bar, type "about:config" and click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.

changing mozilla firefox default Internet search engine

In the "Search:" field, type the name of the browser hijacker. Right click on each of the found preferences and click "Reset" from the drop-down menu.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove 0yrvtrh.com browser hijacker related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing Google Chrome homepage

Click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Settings". In the "On Startup" section, click the "Set pages" link near to the "Open a specific page or set of pages" option. Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example trovi.com) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

Change default search engine:

changing the default Internet search engine in Google Chrome

Click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Settings". In the "Search" section, click the "Manage search engines..." button. In the opened window, remove the unwanted Internet search engine by clicking the "X" button next to it. Select your preferred Internet search engine from the list and click the "Make default" button next to it.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.

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