Search.yourclassifiedsnow.com Redirect

Also Known As: yourclassifiedsnow.com browser hijacker
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Search.yourclassifiedsnow.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.yourclassifiedsnow.com?

Your Classifieds Now is a dubious application that supposedly provides various Internet browsing-enhancing features (for example, Internet searches, local weather forecasts, etc.). On initial inspection, this app may seem legitimate and useful, however, Your Classifieds Now is categorized as a potentially unwanted browser-hijacking program (PUP). The reason for these negative associations is its rogue behavior, which includes stealth installation, modification of Internet browser settings without users' permission, display of intrusive online advertisements, and tracking of Internet browsing activity.

search.yourclassifiedsnow.com browser hijacker

This potentially unwanted program continually monitors Internet browsing activity and gathers various browsing-related data. Many users are unaware that information recorded by such browser hijackers can be personally identifiable. After gathering the information, developers of Your Classifieds Now share it with third party companies. These persons often misuse private information to generate revenue. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, after infiltrating the system, Your Classifieds Now assigns the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox default search engine, new tab URL, and homepage browser settings to search.yourclassifiedsnow.com. It also installs a number of extensions and apps (called 'helper objects') designed to prevent users from reverting these changes (when users attempt to change the settings, helper objects automatically reassign them to search.yourclassifiedsnow.com). Your Classifieds Now employs a 'virtual layer' to generate various intrusive online advertisements. Although these advertisements may seem harmless, some redirect to bogus websites containing infectious content. Therefore, clicking them might cause further adware or malware infections. Display of content-concealing advertisements and unwanted browser redirects significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. For these reasons, Your Classifieds Now should be uninstalled immediately.

Your Classifieds Now Privacy Policy regarding data sharing:

We may also collect, use and store information about your search activity when you use web search services (such as search queries) (“Search Data”). This information may be shared with third-party applications that use Search Data to function, or to offer you more customized information, advertising and services. Your Search Data is collected and stored and may include personally identifiable information, depending on your search query. For instance, if you search your own name, personally identifiable information would be included in the search query. BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO GRANT Your Classifieds Now PERMISSION TO COLLECT YOUR URLS AND SEARCH DATA, INCLUDING SEARCH QUERIES THAT MAY CONTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, SHARE THEM WITH THIRD PARTIES, AND USE SEARCH-RELATED COOKIES.

Developers of Your Classifieds Now (SaferBrowser) have released tens of identical potentially unwanted programs including, for instance, Easy Mail Access, Easy Maps Access, and Your Radio Now. All claim to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling certain features, however, none provide any real value for users. After successful system infiltration, these applications generate intrusive online advertisements, cause unwanted browser redirects, and record personally identifiable information. Their purpose is simply to generate revenue for the developers.

How did search.yourclassifiedsnow.com install on my computer?

SaferBrowser employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional apps with regular software/apps) to distribute Your Classifieds Now. Therefore, this app often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Many users do not expect bundled applications to be concealed - the main reason why developers intentionally hide apps such as Your Classifieds Now within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By rushing the download/installation processes, users inadvertently install third party apps, expose their systems to risk of further infection, and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to computer safety is caution. Most bundled software is concealed and, therefore, you should never rush when downloading and installing software. Closely analyze all steps using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. In addition, cancel all additionally-included applications. Your chosen software should be downloaded from a trusted source (usually the official website), since bundled apps are often malicious. Bogus apps often use the names of legitimate apps to trick users to install.

Your Classifieds Now browser hijacker installer set-up:

Official Your Classifieds Now browser hijacker installation setup

Website promoting the Your Classifieds Now browser hijacker:

Website used to promote Your Classifieds Now browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

Search.yourclassifiedsnow.com browser hijacker 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.

search.yourclassifiedsnow.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed suspicious applications (for example, "Your Classifieds Now"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the search.yourclassifiedsnow.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Search.yourclassifiedsnow.com browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com related Internet Explorer extensions

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 extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.yourclassifiedsnow.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:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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 "OneSearch".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the yourclassifiedsnow.com 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.

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 search.yourclassifiedsnow.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Your Classifieds Now", and other recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On start-up" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://search.yourclassifiedsnow.com and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "yourclassifiedsnow.com" and add or select your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the yourclassifiedsnow.com browser hijacker, 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 search.yourclassifiedsnow.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove "Your Classifieds Now", and all other recently-installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.yourclassifiedsnow.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.yourclassifiedsnow.com from Mozilla Firefox 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: "yourclassifiedsnow"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with yourclassifiedsnow.com 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, 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 browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

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

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

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.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

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

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

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

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA 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.

Removal assistance:
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