Ysearch Tab

What is Ysearch Tab?

If you have no idea where Ysearch Tab has come from, it is most likely that it has corrupted your Mozilla Firefox browser without your permission. We classify this extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), but not because it can be installed without the user’s notice. We recommend looking at it as a potential threat because it can showcase modified search results via Yahoo Search. Also, it appears that this add-on tries to pass itself as a product by Yahoo, and so you have to be cautious. Needless to say, this add-on does not deserve to be on your operating system, and we advise that you remove it as soon as possible. If you have no clue how to delete Ysearch Tab from Mozilla Firefox, we suggest reading this report and following the instructions that are available below. If any questions pop up while reading this report, use the comments section below to add them for our research team.

How does Ysearch Tab work?

Ysearch Tab does not have a download page, and it is not represented in a transparent manner. As our research team has discovered, the installer of this potentially unwanted program is most likely to be spread via pop-ups. These are likely to be introduced to you by malicious software that is already active on your operating system. Needless to say, all kinds of malicious infections could be spread by this malware, and so your operating system might be beleaguered with malware. If you are struggling to inspect your PC yourself, do not hesitate to install a malware scanner to help you figure things out. A reliable, up-to-date malware scanner should identify Ysearch Tab as a threat that deserves removal. Of course, if more serious threats are active, you need to take care of them first. If you cannot find the guides you need on our website, you can post a comment below, and our research team will help you as soon as possible. Of course, even if more serious threats are active, you need to make sure you delete the PUP.

As the name suggests, Ysearch Tab is meant to work as a search tool. In the recent past, when this add-on was installed, a hijacker that goes by the name “ysearchtab.com” was installed along with it. This threat would replace the regular default search provider to ensure redirecting to Yahoo Search. The most recent research has revealed that this hijacker is no longer used, and Ysearch Tab sets Yahoo Search as the default search provider. Needless to say, if this search tool was set as your default search engine before the infiltration of the PUP, you might not notice this at all. Unfortunately, interacting with the search results shown via this engine is not recommended because they can be modified to showcase sponsored content. That is the main reason we recommend deleting the PUP. If you end up clicking on unreliable links, you could end up exposing yourself to scams, useless shopping deals, installers, and misleading sites.

How to delete Ysearch Tab

The name of the Ysearch Tab’s file is “{063DA41A-2561-401B-91FA-AC75E460F4EB}.xpi”, and that is the file you need to delete to have this potentially unwanted program eliminated from your browser. Of course, you do not need to go with this method. Instead, you can follow the instructions below, which show how to erase the Firefox extension from the Add-ons Manager. Needless to say, if you choose to follow these instructions, you probably have chosen to erase all other active threats manually as well. If that is not the case, why bother erasing some threats manually, when you can install a tool that would erase all of them automatically? As long as you install a legitimate anti-malware tool, you will have Ysearch Tab removed along with all other threats in no time.

Removal Instructions

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager select Extensions.
  3. Remove the undesirable extension.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  5. Select Options and then move to the Search menu.
  6. If ysearchtab.com is listed, Remove the hijacker.
  7. Restart the browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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