Yoga Search Extension Removal Guide

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If you are into yoga, you probably have a few shortcuts on your browser about the topic, too. However, Yoga Search Extension is not an application that should be on your computer. It might look like a decent browser plug-in, but we are forced to categorize it as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application is intrusive and it exhibits certain behavioral patterns that can be considered undesirable. It would be for the best to remove Yoga Search Extension from your computer as the application might be easily exploited by cyber criminals. And if that happens, you would be in a serious trouble.

When we looked deeper into Yoga Search Extension, we have found that it is identical to the EZSearch application that is also a potentially unwanted program. Both programs behave in the same way, and they perform the same modifications on the target systems. When you first add Yoga Search Extension to your Chrome browser, the application will create a shortcut on your browser. The shortcut will have the Google Chrome.lnk filename. So if you already have a Chrome shortcut on your desktop, now you will have two. However, this shortcut is a fake one because clicking it actually launches the extension instead.

Aside from that, Yoga Search Extension will also change your default search engine to Yahoo! Search. We would like to point out that Yahoo! Search has nothing to do with this potentially unwanted program. The engine is simply used by the application because it is popular, and it is easier to look reliable that way. However, we would strongly discourage you to use the modified Yahoo! Search engine. If you end up using it, you will help Yoga Search Extension find all the websites you frequent and the search keywords you use often. That helps the program generate your online profile for custom advertisements.

Custom ads are the most annoying and probably dangerous part of this intrusion. Some of the ads or modified links could be embedded with dangerous content. Yoga Search Extension cannot check everything because that is simply not part of the app’s jurisdiction. In the worst-case scenario, it could also be possible to get infected with malware via one of the links that Yoga Search Extension promotes. Keeping that kind of risk in mind, it would be for the best to delete this app immediately.

Please note that there might be more unwanted programs installed on your PC because this extension tends to get distributed in software bundles. It means that you downloaded and installed Yoga Search Extension on your PC yourself, although you probably were not aware of that. Hence, one of the best ways to protect yourself from such programs is to stay away from unfamiliar websites, and download programs only from their official sources.

When you remove Yoga Search Extension from your system, please scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. You need to locate other unwanted applications and frankly, the best way terminate them all is to use a legitimate antispyware tool. Do what is best to you and your personal cyber security.

How to Delete Yoga Search Extension

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %LocalAppData% into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Extensions.
  4. Remove the ikmapcaeknfgfmjlibnhcbchfablckbp folder.
  5. Press Win+R and enter %Temp%. Press OK.
  6. Remove the WS folder and press Win+R once more.
  7. Enter regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  8. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  9. Remove the EZSearch key.
  10. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  11. Remove the EZSearch key under Uninstall.
  12. Delete WindowService from the following keys:
  13. Remove the fake Google Chrome.lnk shortcut from your Desktop.
  14. Scan your PC with SpyHunter.
Download Remover for Yoga Search Extension *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Yoga Search Extension technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1WindowService.exe8192 bytesMD5: 4f5f364cadeaf725e52d45156feebd93
2realtek_amd64.exe8192 bytesMD5: c40ed2585800b85b47c8eb021cb861df
3mediatek_86.exe51200 bytesMD5: ac91ab58cb640ab02b534bce9134716c
4ezsearch.dll57344 bytesMD5: 88bb84f3e7752e0422befb9f46af1fe3
5ezs.dll106496 bytesMD5: 7a9761576f19ceb77885201d39a1d644

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar {cce83e45-30b2-4bae-b1f5-25d128d27a43}
  • ezsearch.dll
  • Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser {CCE83E45-30B2-4BAE-B1F5-25D128D27A43}
  • ezs.dll
  • SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar {09860DED-A434-49EA-AD61-427EF7B7F214}
  • Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser {09860DED-A434-49EA-AD61-427EF7B7F214}
  • EZ
  • ezsearchbar

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