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Remove InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo,Remove Browser Hijacker

Published by Lucas Allwood on February 20, 2014 on Browser Hijacker

What Is InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo

InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo is considered as suspicious extension or plug-in which installed onto your browser without your permission. Actually, InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo is a part of Yahoo Search Protect program developed by infamy InstallX.LLD Company with the purpose of protection Yahoo Search from removing and changing by other programs. RemoveDigitalDJPro-7_zps265b1487
Some users may suppose it to be virus, but it is classified as malicious extension and browser hijacker. Users of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer are probable to infect with this program. Users may get this program from program websites which offer free software downloading and sharing. InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo is bundled with normal applications and installs itself onto your browser stealthily. Besides, if you click on the pop-up message requiring you to install media plug-in when you are browsing a website, it is likely to infect InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo. Some users may set Yahoo.com as their home page and Yahoo Search as their search engine, so this extension will be installed automatically. Except that, victim browsers are modified by this malicious extension without notification. Home page as well as search engine is change to the related program of Yahoo, unwanted toolbar and other applications com along with it. Once affected machines have acquired this browser hijacker, they will suffer from 404 error and inexplicable DNS redirection. Though this extension is supposed to be helpful for those Yahoo users, it will be a cyber threat to who have no solicitation of this modification. Besides that, InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo has been detected containing malware by some security software. Thus, we strongly recommend the victims or Yahoo users to remove this malicious extension as soon as possible. Click this button to ask help from QiSupport Experts about InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo removal.

How to Remove InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo Manually

Once InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo is installed onto your computer, it adds its registry entries and allows its exe file running automatically each time it is reboot. Some security software can detect the malware it contains but fail to remove it completely from your computer and browser. The efficient way is based on manual method. Here is the manual removal guide step by step.

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Step One: Uninstall InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo from Control Panel

Windows 7/vista:

1.Users should open Start menu and go to Control Panel. Choose Uninstall a program under Programs section.
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2.In the showing window, scroll down and select InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo. Right click the Uninstall/Change button and then follow the uninstall wizard till finished.
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Windows 8:

1.Users need to go to search field by press Windows + S together. And then type “uninstall a program” to enter the window directly.
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2.In the showing window, scroll down and select InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo. Click on Uninstall button and then follow the uninstall wizard till end.
Tip: you’d better remove the suspicious program which causes this infection or other unwanted programs added by InstallX Search Protection for Yahoo.

Step Two: Remove InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo from Browser

IE:

1.Tool menu> Manage Add-ons> Toolbar and Extension>select InstallX Search Protection for Yahoo and other unwanted extensions>Disable All.
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2.Tool menu> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers> set one as default.
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3.Tool menu> Internet Options> General> set home page> OK.
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Firefox:

1.Tool menu> Add-ons> Extension/Plug-ins> select InstallX Search Protection for Yahoo and other unwanted extensions> Remove. remove-extension-FF
2.Tool menu> Options> Options> General> type new address for home page.
3.Firefox toolbar> set search engine for wanted.
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Chrome:

1.Customized menu> Extensions> select InstallX Search Protection for Yahoo and other unwanted extensions> click on Can icon to remove.
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2.Customized menu> Settings> Show advanced settings> set startup page, home page and search engine respectively.
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Step Three: Delete Leftovers

Windows 7/vista:

1.Users can open Start menu and type “regedit” in search blank to search for Registry Editor.
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2.When the window opens, unfold the entry trees to find keys and values related to “search protector”, and then delete them. (Alternatively, click on Edit menu and Find option to find related keys and values quickly.)
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Windows 8:

1.Go to Search field and type “regedit” then press Enter.
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2.In Registry Editor, navigate entries related to InstallX Search Protection for Yahoo, and then delete them. Tip: registry entry refers to the kernel part of computer system. In order to avoid damage caused by your wrong operation, it is better to back up the entries before deleting.
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Conclusion

InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo is identified as browser hijacker and potential unwanted program which is able to alter users’ default configurations of browser with no permission. The home page is replaced by search.yahoo.com and search engine is also modified to Yahoo Search. Not only it show the common traits as browser hijacker, but it also adds unwanted applications without consent and led to frequent 404 error as well as unexpected redirection. InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo is not a safe and reliable extension, so users should not keep it in your browser and computer before it makes further damages to your system. Due to security software can’t remove it automatically, please follow our manual removal guide above. If you still have problems about InstallX Search Protect for Yahoo and its removal, click here to chat with QiSupport Experts for personal tech service.

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