How to Remove Yandex.ru Effectively

Are you constantly redirected to Yandex.ru every time you click on a link or try to access a website on your web browsers? Are you scratching your head about this problem and looking for solution to it? In the following, we will describe what Yandex.ru is and how you can remove it from your PC effectively.


Yandex.ru has been considered as a virus or malware by many PC users for its automatic appearance on their web browsers. The following are two screenshots of users’ complaint about it.

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However, Yandex.ru is not technically a virus or malware. Accord to Wikipedia, it is a legitimate search engine which is ranked as the 4th largest search engine worldwide, based on information from Comscore.com, with more than 150 million searches per day as of April 2012, and more than 50.5 million visitors (all company’s services) daily as of February 2013.

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In Russia, its home country, Yandex represents more than half of all searches. Here are search engine marketshares for May 2014, according to www.liveinternet.ru:

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Check the latest trend in daily internet search volume in Russia for these top 3 search engines.

The following two charts also show that Yandex.ru is a reputable and popular site.

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So, why some users are always redirected to Yandex.ru? The reason may be that they unwittingly install free software bundled with installer of this site on their computers. During the installation process, users’ Windows registry entries and internet settings may be modified without any permission. Consequently, users are constantly taken to the site Yandex.ru when they click a link or open a new tab on their web browsers like IE, Firefox or Chrome.

Therefore, it is important that users only download software from the trustworthy sites. Some user may say that there are no real trustworthy sites for them to download software, since even download sites like CNET and SourceForge are now bundled with junkware. Actually, if users want a safe place to get freeware without worrying about junkware, Ninite will be a nice choice.

Though we are not going to conclude whether Yandex.ru is malware or not, for every coin has two sides. For users who have the needs, it is an excellent search site that allows them to access all kinds of information; while for users who prefer other search sites such as Google, it may be annoying and regarded as malware.

If you are bothered by this site, you can effectively get rid of it from your PC by using a professional malware removal tool.

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Step 1: Remove Yandex.ru search engine from web browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Run Internet Explorer, click on Tools (IE8) or Gear icon (IE9/IE10), and then click on Manage add-ons.

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2. In the left pane of the Manage Add-ons window, click on Search Providers. Then you will see a list of the search providers currently installed in your browser.

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3. If you find the Yandex.ru search engine, highlight it and click the Remove button to remove it (NOTE: If the search provider you want to remove has been set as the default, you need to set another one as the default search provider, and then you will be able to remove it).

 

Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome and click the Chrome menu in the top right.
2. In the drop-down list, click Settings.

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3. Under Search section, click Manage search engines. Then you will see a list of the search providers currently installed in your browser.

remove yandex search engine-chrome14. If you find the Yandex.ru search engine in the list, highlight it and click the X button to remove it (NOTE: If the search provider you want to remove has been set as the default, you need to set another one as the default search provider, and then you will be able to remove it).

remove yandex search engine-chrome25. Click Done to save your change.

 

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox, click on the magnifying glass icon as shown below, and click on Change Search Settings.

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2. In the pop-up window, you will see all search providers that are currently installed in your browser.

3. If you find the Yandex.ru search engine, highlight it and click the Remove button to remove it.

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Step 2: Disable/Remove Yandex.ru toolbar or extension from web browsers.

 

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools (IE8) or Gear icon (IE9/IE10), and then click on Manage add-ons.

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2. In the left side, click on Toolbars and Extensions. Then you will see a list of the toolbars and extensions currently installed in your browser.

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3. If you find the Yandex.ru toolbar or extension, right click it and select the Disable option.

 

Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome and click the Chrome menu in the top right.
2. In the dropdown list, click More Tools > Extensions. Then you will see all extensions currently installed in your browser.

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3. If you find any extension related to Yandex.ru, remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox, click on the Firefox menu, and click on Add-ons.

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2. Click Extensions on the right side, and you will see all extensions installed in your browser currently.
3. If you find any extension related to Yandex.ru, remove it by clicking the Remove button.

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Step 3: Reset homepage of the affected web browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. In the address bar, type or paste a website URL that you want to set as the homepage and press Enter.
3. Click on Tools (IE8) or Gear icon (IE9/IE10) and select Internet options.

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4. Remove the unwanted website URL from the Home Page field, click Use Current Page and then click OK to save your change.

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Google Chrome

1. Run Google Chrome and click the Chrome menu in the top right.
2. In the drop-down list, click Settings.

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3. Under Appearance, tick Show Home button, and click Change.

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4. Remove the unwanted website URL from the Open this page and type the website URL you prefer.

reset homepage-chrome25. Click OK to confirm the change.
6. Also, you may need to click Set page under On startup, remove the unwanted website URL and add a new page.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox, type or paste a website URL that you want to set as the homepage in the address bar and press Enter.
2. Then click on the Firefox menu, and select Options.

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3. Remove the unwanted website URL from the Home Page field, click Use Current Page and then click OK.

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Step 4: Remove Yandex.ru related files and registry entries with SpyHunter.

» Click here to download SpyHunter setup file.

» Run the setup file by double clicking on it and follow the wizard to install the program on your PC.

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» Once the program is successfully installed, launch it and perform a system scan.

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» After the scan is done, click the Fix Threats button to remove all detected threats.

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(Note: The above threats are simply examples)


(Optional) Step 5: Double-check for the Yandex.ru or other malware with Malwarebytes.

» You can download Malwarebytes by clicking MALWAREBYTES DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will take you to the official site of Malwarebytes).

» Download the Malwarebytes setup file and double-click it to start installing it on your PC. malwarebytes-setup-file» Keep following the on-screen instructions during the installation process until the program is successfully installed.

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» Run Malwarebytes and make it to scan your whole system so as to detect whether there are any potential threats on your computer.

perform a scan-MalwareBytes» If any threats are detected after the system scan, click on the Remove Selected to remove all of them completely.

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WarmTip: To well protect your PC, you can download SpyHunter and upgrade to the registered version. Then, you can detect and remove any existing threat on your PC. If SpyHunter fail to remove any malware threat automatically, you can directly contact  technicians of SpyHunter in order to get free tech support. 

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Attention: The following video offers a complete guide for Yandex.ru redirect virus removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!


Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yandex
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/yandex.ru
https://www.botify.com/blog/yandex-logs-analyzer

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