[Get Rid of Yandex Toolbar]How to remove/clean Yandex Toolbar (Removal Guide)

Every time you launch the web browser(Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), you are forced to visit Yandex Toolbar? Why does this happen? Is Yandex Toolbar a useful search engine? How can it take control of the browser completely without allowing you to make any change? You have tried to use some antivirus programs to remove it but they even cannot detect the existence of Yandex Toolbar in the computer? Is there a good way to get rid of Yandex Toolbar thoroughly?

Yandex Toolbar Introduction:

Yandex toolbar is a browser add-on developed by a famous Russia search engine. Yandex toolbar improves users' experience by displaying quick links to weather forecast, email accounts, etc.

Yandex is a useful toolbar that can help users a lot. It's not the sense, however, if Yandex install itself on your computer bundled with other third-parties freeware. In such case, Yandex toolbar may redirect your default homepage to yandex.com and may also lead to privacy violations, unwanted software installation and malware infections. Every time you install a free software you should closely inspect every installation step for clues of changing your Internet browsers homepage, default search engine or installation of additional browser add-ons. Be safe online.

Yandex Toolbar is such a harmful item:

  • Yandex Toolbar is a parasitic browser hijacker
  • Yandex Toolbar may show numerous annoying advertisements
  • Yandex Toolbar is installed without your consent
  • Yandex Toolbar will replace (hijack) your browser homepage
  • Yandex Toolbar may spread lots of spyware and adware parasites
  • Yandex Toolbar violates your privacy and compromises your security

How to remove Yandex Toolbar

STEP1:

Uninstall Yandex Toolbar program from your computer

  • To uninstall Vacation Explorer Toolbar from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel“. Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
  • When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall Yandex Toolbar Internet Explorer Toolbar,Yandex Toolbar Firefox Toolbar (Mindspark Interactive Network), and any other recently installed or unknown programs from your computer.

Depending on what program has installed this toolbar, the above program may have a different name or not be installed on your computer. If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.

STEP2:

The default search engine is what often causes browsers to redirect to Yandex Toolbar and other websites. Removing Yandex Toolbar from your default search engine, often called the provided or managed search engine will likely stop your browser from redirecting without permission.

  • In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove the Yandex Toolbar search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) navigate to Tools - Manage Add Ons - Search Providers and remove the Yandex Toolbar search engine from the list.
  • In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings - Manage search engines… click the X next to Yandex Toolbar to remove it as your search engine. If Yandex Toolbar is set as the default search engine, you will need to add or select a new search engine as your default search engine (such as Google.com) before removing Yandex Toolbar.
STEP3:

Remove Yandex Toolbar from Windows

*Remove Yandex Toolbar from Windows XP

  • Go to the Start menu icon and choose Control Panel.
  • Go to Add or Remove Programs, click on the unwanted application and choose Remove.

*Remove Yandex Toolbar from Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • Go to the Start menu.
  • Open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program.
  • Right-click on the undesired program.
  • Choose Uninstall.

*Remove Yandex Toolbar from Windows 8

  • Press the Windows key to go to the Metro UI start screen.
  • Right-click on the screen and choose All apps from the menu displayed.
  • Go to the Control Panel and choose Uninstall a Program.
  • Right-click on the undesired program and select Uninstall.
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Tip:

What's Browser Hijacker:

A specific type of spyware that will allow a hacker or malicious perpetrator to spy on the infected computer's Internet browsing activity. Using a browserhijacker the person responsible for the spyware can deliver pop-up ads, reset the browser homepage, or direct the browser to Web sites the victim would not normally visit.

Obvious Symptoms When Your Computer Has Redirect Virus:

  • Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
  • Your web browser homepage has been changed.
  • When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange processes which you never found before.
  • Every time when you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.
  • Your browser runs more and more slowly.
  • Your browser always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

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