How to Remove Yaimo Search and Homepage


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Can’t remove Yaimo Search? This page includes Yaimo Search Removal instructions!

Yaimo Search is a program classified as a browser hijacker because it enters the computer secretly and modifies the settings of your browser. The hijacker replaces the default homepage and search engine with, so every time time you open your browser, you will be redirected straight to it. Many users think that changing their default web browser will solve the problem, however, what they do not know is that Yaimo Search affects all the main ones. The only way to stop the hijacker’s suspicious and potentially dangerous activity is to remove it from the system.

How did I get infected with Yaimo Search?

Yaimo Search is associated with the Yaimo browser extension. Many users acquire this application willingly because they believe it will help them enhance their web search experience. Unfortunately, what they are not aware of is that they also install the Yaimo Search hijacker along with the extension. Allowing unreliable software to enter the computer happens often when downloading applications from third-party websites. You can avoid that by choosing official sources only.

Why are Yaimo Search ads dangerous?

It is not advisable to use the Yaimo Search as your search tool because it will provide you with sponsored search results belonging to unknown third parties. Following any of the links provided may lead you to websites seeking to increase their traffic in order to generate money, or websites designed by cyber criminals to spread computer infections. Moreover, Yaimo Search will collect information about your browsing habits and later share it with its third-party affiliates, and there is no guarantee what they will use it for. The only logical decision would be to delete Yaimo Search to prevent it from harming your system.

How Can I Remove Yaimo Search Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Yaimo Search infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Yaimo Search from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Disable Yaimo Search from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Yaimo Search from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Yaimo Search from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Windows Searvice pack (Yaimo) program published by Mpagosx, S.L. and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

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STEP 2 : Remove Yaimo Search from Chrome, Firefox or IE

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove the Yaimo Search Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin

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If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\

and review the folders one by one.

  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the Yaimo Search add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable the Yaimo Search extension.
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Yaimo and delete the Yaimo Search folder.

Permanently Remove Yaimo Search Leftovers

Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware removal tool to identify and remove any malware leftovers.

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