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Suddenly Yourtv.link took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Yourtv.link is a suspicious domain that is classified as a browser hijacker. This means that the Yourtv.link web page will suddenly appear in the place of your homepage and you will have no choice but to browse the web through it. The newly installed homepage will provide you with a search engine which will neither be useful nor reliable because it will provide you with irrelevant and potentially dangerous search results. We are certain that there are many things you will not like about Yourtv.link. The main ones are that it will mess up with your bookmarks and pins, and that it will make your computer significantly slower. These are just some of the many reasons why you should not let Yourtv.link remain on your browser. Please note that switching web browsers does not help for the removal of browser hijackers, so it is pointless to even try. This article will provide you with guidelines on how to get rid of Yourtv.link, so keep reading.
How did I get infected with?
Some users think that for Yourtv.link to appear on their browser they must have visited the website beforehand. This, however, is not entirely true. It is possible to land on that web page and later on start seeing it as your homepage, but the mere visit is not what has caused the appearance of the browser hijacker. For such an infection to alter the settings of your browsers it must have software related to it installed on your system. If you remember agreeing to certain changes when installing freeware, clicking ads that show up on the websites you enter, or opening spam emails, then you should have any doubts about how Yourtv.link got installed on your browser. The things mentioned are the most common ways for such infections to enter targeted computers and they have proven to be very successful. This is due to the fact that users are quite careless when they are on the web and they do not pay attention to the content they view or acquire. Make sure you are not one of them if you want to keep your computer clean.
Why is this dangerous?
It was mentioned in the first paragraph that there is no point in placing queries in Yourtv.link because the results you will receive are not relevant to your search terms and could turn out to be potentially dangerous. Most of the search results by Yourtv.link will be sponsored and will promote websites belonging to unknown third parties. Clicking the search results will lead you to these websites and when that happens you might end up installing more malware. Another thing you can expect from the Yourtv.link hijacker is to display various ads on the websites you browse. The deal with these ads is the same as with the search results – they are provided by third parties and will redirect you to potentially harmful web pages. So, next time you are on the web with Yourtv.link still showing up as your homepage, refrain from placing search queries and avoid clicking all the ads that will appear on the visited web pages. Additionally, there is one more thing you should not tolerate related to Yourtv.link and it is the fact that it installs data tracking cookies to collect information about your online behavior. It is not OK to be monitored while you are on the Internet, so do not put up with it. Remove Yourtv.link from your browser now before any damaging consequences occur.
How to Remove Yourtv.link virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Yourtv.link 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.
The Yourtv.link adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Yourtv.link from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Yourtv.link homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Yourtv.link by clicking on the little recycle bin
- 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 unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Yourtv.link Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.