(Solved) How to Remove Yourconnectivity.net Completely?

Problem:

How do I get rid of yourconnectivity.net from IE homepage? The website appears every time I start the IE browser. I reset the homepage but it still shows up. I made a scan with Norton but nothing was found. Is there any suggestion? How can I remove the virus completely?

Solution:

Uninstall suspicious programs and toolbars/extensions, check browser’s shortcut path, reset the browser settings, or use a yourconnectivity.net removal tool

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(To skip the description of the threat and learn how to remove the malware immediately, click here.)

What is yourconnectivity.net?

Yourconnectivity.net is considered as a browser hijacker or potentially unwanted software that changes your Internet browser settings like the default homepage and search engine without permission and injects unwanted advertising into your browsers. This hijackware might affect web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other popular ones by adding an argument like http://Yourconnectivity.net/ to the browser shortcuts.  If your computer is infected by the threat, an unwanted URL shows up as the default homepage or startup page every time you start the browser.

Screenshot of the browser hijacker:

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Though the site looks innocent and also provides you with search services like other well-known search engines, we do not suggest that you leave it on the browser. Generally, browser hijackers are used by cybercriminals to redirect your homepage to their search page and the search results go to links that the hijacker wants you to see. They inject many advertisements into the search results. When you click on the sponsored ads or links, the cybercriminal get paid. Though the site itself is not malicious, the third-party content displayed or promoted by it may not be safe. Clicking on the ads or links provided by the site may expose your computer to cyber attacks because some of them may redirect you to harmful sites which download and install malware like Trojans, adware, spyware and other cyber infections.  In addition, the browser hijacker collects your personal information like the IP address and search queries for the commercial or marketing purposes. Then you will receive more ads based on your search history or interests when using the web browser.

Note: If you find the browser homepage is replaced with Yourconnectivity.net without permission, it seems that unwanted software or even malware have got into your system. To protect your personal info and prevent your system from being damaged and compromised, we strongly suggest you perform a system scan with a powerful removal tool.Download button

How does yourconnectivity.net arrive on your PC?

Usually, potentially unwanted programs like browser hijackers often get installed on the PCs without users’ knowledge and permission. In fact, they are often installed on your computer as a part of freeware that downloaded and installed from the web. The browser hijacker can be bundled with free applications or contained in their installations. If you don’t pay attention to the installation process of the program you want, it’s easy for such unwanted software to be installed at the same time.spam-email

In addition, the hijacker can be distributed via emails. If you click on an attachment from an email sent by cybercriminals, the unwanted application can also be installed on your machine. Since many malware can be spread via email attachments or links, you need to be cautious when open a new strange email.

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A drive-by download can also bring yourconnectivity.net. When you visit a website that has been compromised, the browser hijacker and other malware can also be installed on the PC without consent. If your browser or system has vulnerability, the malicious code can exploit the weakness to invade your PC.

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Sometimes, the hijacker can be installed when you download something from a file-sharing site. You also need to be cautious for the sources of the programs you want to download. Keep away from those notorious websites.

How to prevent from yourconnectivity.net?

To avoid being infected with such browser hijackers, you can follow the suggestions below to protect the computer:

  1. Always choose the custom/advanced installation when installing a program. Many users don’t pay much attention to the installation process and install new software in a hurry. This will create an opportunity for the PUPs to enter the PC. To reduce the chances of being affected, you’d better choose the Custom install which allows you to unselect the unwanted additional programs during the installation.
  2. Read EULAs and decide whether to install the program or not. Sometimes the browser hijackers and other unwanted items are hidden in the EULAs when you install a program. If you don’t read it carefully and accept the agreements, your browser might be hijacked. If you can’t agree to the content in the EULAs, cancel the installation.eula
  3. Don’t download programs from malicious websites. Many websites offer you free downloads but some of them may install other items that you don’t need like toolbars, adware or rogue programs. Please go to reliable sources to get the software you want.
  4. Make sure your browsers, the other installed programs and the Windows are updated. Since outdated software could be exploited by malicious codes to install malware, it’s important to keep software on your PC up-to-date.
  5. Install a professional anti-malware program on the PC. This can protect your system from various cyber attacks and give it comprehensive protection. If your PC is infected with a virus by accident, run the virus scanner to scan and delete it immediately.

Yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker removal guide

If your computer is infected with this browser hijacker, follow the instructions below to get rid of it from the PC. Have tried many manual methods but the virus is still there? Try advanced anti-malware software as mentioned below to detect and delete the threats completely.

Step1:  Run SpyHunter to find and delete Yourconnectivity.net

Step2: Uninstall potentially unwanted programs via Control Panel

Step3:  Remove suspicious add-ons/extensions from browsers

Step4: Repair the default homepage and search engine

Step5: Delete Yourconnectivity.net from browser shortcuts

Step6: Use Plumbytes to delete toolbars, spyware or other malware

 


 

Step1:  Run SpyHunter to find and delete Yourconnectivity.net

SpyHunter is an anti-malware program that can detect and remove browser hijackers, adware, spyware and other malware completely. It provides you free malware detection. Follow the steps below to delete the infections within your system by using SpyHunter:

  1. Click here to download SpyHunter.
  2. Run the downloaded file to start the installation setup. Follow the instructions on the screen to select the language, accept the EULA and Privacy Policy and the installation will be completed quickly within minutes. Click Exit button when the setup is successful and SpyHunter will launch automatically soon.

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  1. SpyHunter starts to scan your system for malware. The scanning may take a few minutes to finish.

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  1. Once done, all the threats on your PC will be showed in the scan results. The tool provides you with brief info and related infections of the threats. You can expand to view more details about the malware. To clear the infections, click on the Fix Threats button.

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  1. You need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter to completely wipe out Yourconnectivity.net and other infections.

 


 

Step2: Uninstall potentially unwanted programs via Control Panel

Some other additional programs may come along with the browser hijacker.  To free up your hard disk space and prevent from further problems, please uninstall those uninvited programs via Control Panel.

Windows 10

  1. Click on Start button and select Settings.
  2. Click on Systems.
  3. Select Apps & Features. All the installed programs will be displayed on the right
  4. Find any program that you don’t want, select it and click on Uninstall button
  5. Click on Uninstall in the pop-up to confirm the removal. Remove the unwanted programs with the given instructions completely.

Window 8/8.1

  1. Use Windows key + X key combination to bring up the Power User Menu.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Search for the program s that may come along with Yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker, select them and click on Uninstall button.
  4. Follow the prompts to completely remove the unwanted programs.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click on Start button and choose Control Panel.
  2. Click on Uninstall a program under Programs category (View by: Category) or Programs and Features (View by: Large icons).
  3. Find the programs that were installed without permission, select them and click on Uninstall button one by one.
  4. Complete the removal by following the instructions on the screen.

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Select any program unfamiliar to you that was installed recently, click on Remove button.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the uninstallation.

Note:  If the programs can’t be removed from Control Panel as usual, you may consider using an advanced malware removal tool to uninstall them thoroughly. For the sake of your PC, it’s not suggested that you leave these unexpected programs on the PC.Download button


Step3:  Remove suspicious add-ons/extensions from browsers

Sometimes Yourconnectivity.net browser hijacker may be caused by certain browser extensions/add-ons. Follow the guide below to disable or remove the harmful add-ons/extensions.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on Tools or the IE menu (gear icon) button, and then click Manage Add-ons from the menu.

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  1. Click on Toolbars and Extensions under Add-on Types.

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  1. Remove any add-on that is unfamiliar to you by selecting it and clicking on the Remove button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar or the Mozilla Firefox menu button and then select Add-ons.

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  1. In the Add-ons Manager page, click on Extensions on the left side.
  2. Find any unwanted add-on and remove it by clicking on Remove button next to it.

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Google Chrome

  1. Click on the Chrome menu button in the top right corner of the browser and then select More Tools -> Extensions.

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  1. Find any extension related to Yourconnectivity.net or strange to you and click chrome-trashcan-icon to remove it.
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Note: If any strange add-ons/extensions/toolbars can’t be removed with the steps above, try using a professional malware removal tool to deal with them.  An excellent anti-malware program like Plumbytes can detect and remove annoying toolbars, add-ons and other malware effectively.

Step4: Repair the default homepage and search engine

If your default homepage and search engine have been changed to Yourconnectivity.net, follow the guide below to reset them.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools or the IE menu button (gear icon) and click Internet Options.

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  1. Click on the General tab, check Home page field and delete Yourconnectivity.net if it is there. Then enter the address of the website that you’d like to set as the default homepage instead. Click OK to save the changes.

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  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar or the IE menu button (gear icon) and select Manage add-ons.

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  1. Click on Search Providers under Add-on Types. If any unwanted search engine is listed there, select it and click Remove button and then click Close. Choose a search engine you want and click Set as default to set it as the default search provider.

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Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on Tools or the Firefox menu button and select Options from the drop-down menu.

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  1. Click on the General on the left side. Under Startup, make sure When Firefox starts: is set to Show my home page. Delete Yourconnectivity.net from the Home Page field if you see it there. Then enter the address of your preferred website.

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  1. Click on Search on the left side. Under Default Search Engines section, select the one you’d like to set as the default search engine by clicking on the arrow icon.

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  1. Under One-click search engines section, select the search engine you you don’t want and click on Remove button. Close the page and the changes will be saved.

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Google Chrome

  1. Click on Chrome menu button and select Settings.

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  1. Under On startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages and click the Set pages. Delete Yourconnectivity.net and enter the URL of your preferred page in the blank field and click on OK to save the changes.

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  1. Scroll down to the Appearance section, click on the Change link. If any unwanted URL is displayed there, please delete it by clicking on the “X” button. Then type the address of the website you’d like in the editable field and click on OK button.

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  1. Scroll down to the Search section, click on the arrow button and select the search engine that you want. It will become you default search engine.

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  1. To delete the unwanted search engine, click on Manage search engines… link. Delete the search engine you want to remove by clicking on the “X” icon. Click on OK button to save the changes.

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Step5: Delete Yourconnectivity.net from browser shortcuts

The browser hijacker may add an argument like http://Yourconnectivity.net/?ssid=[timestamp]&a=[number]&src=[source]&uuid=[uid],[number] to your browser shortcuts.  In this way, the site can open automatically every time you start the browser. To fix the issue, you need to delete the annoying argument from the browser shortcuts as below:

  1. Locate to your IE/Chrome/Firefox shortcut icon on the desktop, right click on it and select Properties.

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  1. Check the shortcut path and make sure there are no extra characters like the URL of the browser hijacker behind the target path (e.g. “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”.) If any harmful content is found, please delete it and then click on OK to save the changes.

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Step6: Use Plumbytes to delete toolbars, spyware or other malware

In addition to SpyHunter, we also recommend you Plumbytes, a utility that can find and remove Yourconnectivity.net as well as other browser hijackers completely. It is good at detecting and deleting adware, harmful toolbars and other malware. With it, you can enjoy safe web browsing and secure online privacy. Follow the steps below to delete the infections within your system by using Plumbytes:

  1. Click here to download Plumbytes.
  2. Run the downloaded file to start the installation setup. Follow the instructions on the screen complete the installation. The installation process usually takes merely a few seconds.
  3. Once installed, Plumbytes starts to scan your system for malware automatically. The scanning may last for several minutes.

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  1. When the scan is completed, all the threats on your PC are displayed in the scan results. You can see Yourconnectivity.net and other threats are detected, click on the REMOVE SELECTED button to remove them.

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  1. This is also a free malware detection utility. You need to purchase its full version to completely clear all the infections.

Note: With the steps above, Yourconnectivity.net should disappear from your PC. When your computer is infected with such unwanted software and you find the regular manual methods fail to work, use SpyHunter and Plumbytes and the problem can be fixed soon. They can find and remove Yourconnectivity.net completely from your PC with only a few clicks.Download button

 

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