The Iyf Searchcould come back on your PC or Mac several times if you do not manage to detect and remove its hidden files and main objects.We suggest that you download Mac or Windows malware cleaner software as it will scan for all types of malicious objects, installed with it. Removal attempt with one of the removal tools below can happen in about 15 minutes time and may save you hours in trying to uninstall Iyf Search by yourself.
The following blog post is made in order to explain to you how you can remove the Iyf search ‘virus’ completely from your computer system.
If you have landed on this page, then it is most likely because your web browser was recently “hijacked” by an unwanted program, using the Iyf Search page as it’s way to manipulate the search results you see. Such unwanted programs are very similar to adware, but they are known as browser hijackers. This is because once they enter your computer, they may begin to heavily change your browser settings, home pages, new tab pages and other details. The outcome of this is a lot of different browser redirects and ads that may cause a lot of trouble for you. If you want to know more about how Iyf Search works and want to remove it thoroughly from your computer, we suggest that you read this article.
Slithers onto your computer and heavily modifies your web browser settings to cause advertisements and collect data. Mostly displays browser redirects to Iyf Search pages. They may ask you to accept Push Notifications.
Signs of Presence
Multiple third-party advertisements as well as a slow down in computer performance.
Iyf Search was created by developers who also are a brand of the some of the most famous PUA(Potentially Unwanted Application) maker groups. The ad-supported character of this software makes it to often be categorized by users as adware, which is not far from the truth. However, because the application is not malicious and is also classified as a low-level type of threat many antivirus programs tend to skip it.
If it is active on your computer, some of the signs to notice it are:
Seeing “Ads by Iyf Search” or “A Iyf Search Ad” or any similarly caption advertisements showing as pop-ups, banners, etc.
Noticing phishing web pages or browser redirects to third-party search engines, besides the original one used by default on your web browser.
Sluggish performance of your computer.
In addition to this general activity of Iyf Search, the add-supported program may also perform multiple different types of advertisements that link to various third-party websites. And this is not good, because those programs may collect certain specific information from your computer using:
Such technology can be used to obtain your:
Mouse clicking history.
Tracking of your search history.
This data may then be used to display targeted advertisements or for other purposes that have nothing to do with your interest. Some third-party websites which may be linked either via Iyf Search or it’s advertised entities, may redirect you to a malicious web link that may prompt you to download a fake installer or a malicious web link. Such malicious objects can even infect your computer with different malware:
Adware or ad-supported software is a category of programs which are created to show different types of advertised content on your computer system. This content includes displaying pop-ups, redirecting tabs from your web browser to web pages that are unfamiliar and may cause your PC harm.
Other side effects of having adware programs such as Iyf Search on your computer is that the software begins to collect your data without your approval. Usually most adware programs do not notify that they collect data and these software are often deemed to be malicious.
How Bad Does Iyf Search Adware Affect You?
Besides it’s primary goal – do show you various types of adverts and collect your information, _ adware does not aim to show you that it’s there. There may usually be several signs that the program is installed on your computer and these signs may be the:
Name of the program on the displayed advertisements.
Iyf Search installed as a suspicious browser extension, that pretends to be legitimate.
If it is situated on your Windows Programs and Features.
Since detection of the Iyf Search Adware program can be a tricky process, because most of the files it creates are concealed in different Windows locations, removal of it may be a tricky process. You can try to locate it’s suspicious web browser extensions on your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or other browser and you can try to uninstall it from the Programs and Features menu in Windows. However, this does not guarantee that the program won’t be back after this, like it usually happens with such software. This is the main reason why an adware-specific removal program should be used to scan for and delete all of the objects related to Iyf Search browser hijacker from your computer system.
Removal Instructions for Iyf Search
If you want to remove Iyf Search, we strongly recommend that you first backup your data, just in case something goes wrong. Then, you can follow the manual or automatic removal instructions below, depending on which type of steps suits you more. If you lack the experience and the confidence that you will remove Iyf Search manually, then you should do what most experts would and save yourself some time by downloading and running a scan with an advanced anti-malware software. Such programs are created to quickly identify and remove threats and programs with intrusive behaviour, like Iyf Search, plus they also aim to ensure that your system is protected against future intrusions as well.
Manual Removal of Iyf Search
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out Iyf Search in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” tab.
3) Locate the malicious process of Iyf Search, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate Iyf Search‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Iyf Search or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit –> Open it. –> Hold CTRL + F buttons –> Type Iyf Search Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type Iyf Search in the search field.
Automatic Removal of Iyf Search
If you are in Safe Mode, boot back into normal mode and follow the steps below Step 1:Click on the button to download SpyHunter’s installer.