SearchYa is a toolbar is a toolbar that may be installed on browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, and Google Chrome. Once it is installed, it will change default homepage address to searchya.com. It may also modify search settings and set its own as the default. Every search item will get redirected to commercial web site, which is irrelevant to user’s search.
SearchYa is considered as an adware program, which will display many advertisements on the computer. It may appear as pop-up, pop-under, toolbar, or hijacker. To execute this, SearchYa need to install additional code to the computer. It can only do that by tricks that will convince victim to execute a button that will disguise as mini-game or similar.
This toolbar and browser hijacker program may come into your computer through various means. Sometimes, it will require you to download a program and there are instances that it is bundled with freeware that you have acquired from unofficial web site. However you may have obtain this adware, it is good to know that you can remove it manually from an affected computer. See the complete guide below.
|OS Affected||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7|
What are the Symptoms of SearchYa Infection?
How do I uninstall searchya toolbar?
In order to remove the Searchya toolbar from your computer, do the following:
1. Click on Start, and open Control Panel.
2. Go to Uninstall/Remove or Add/Remove Programs.
3. When it displays a list of installed programs, look for Searchya Toolbar and select it.
4. Click Remove and proceed with the removal.
2.How do I remove Searchya page from by browser’s home page?
To reset your homepage of your Internet browser, see the following procedures for different browser type and versions.
Internet Explorer: Go to Tools and then click Internet Options. On General tab, click Restore to Default.
Mozilla Firefox 4: Click the orange “Firefox” button on the top left then click Options. On General tab, click Restore to Default.
Mozilla Firefox 3.6: Go to Tools, click Options. On General tab, click to select your default homepage setting.
Google Chrome: Click on the Wrench icon (top of browser), then go to Options and on Basics tab select your default homepage setting.
3.How do I remove Searchya from newly opened tabs on my browser?
Internet Explorer 9: To remove SearchYa search from new tabs, go to Tools > Internet options > General tabs > Settings, and set the “when a new tab is opened, open” drop down, and choose “The new tab page”.
Internet Explorer 7 or 8: In order to remove searchya from new tabs, the program has to be uninstalled completely. Please refer to ‘How do I uninstall searchya toolbar?’
Mozilla Firefox: Go to Tools and then addons, click Options, then select Advanced and uncheck the first option “Use searchya as enhanced search for new tab”.
Google Chrome: Click on the Wrench icon (top of browser), then click on Settings from the drop-down list. Go to “On Startup“ and untick “Open a specific page or set of pages”.
4. Remove Searchya Shortcut and Avoid Home Page Startup
Right-click on Internet browser icon (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Click on Properties from the list. Under Shortcut tab, remove http://www.searchya.com/ from the Target field.
5.How do I hide the Searchya toolbar?
If you just want to hide Searchya toolbar from your browser, please hover your mouse to toolbar and right-click. Uncheck the service and it will remain hidden.