The browser hijacker named Jyhjyy.top is an annoying infection that might be installed onto your computer using illegal methods. Recent research has revealed that Trojans are involved in the distribution of this infection, which means that the system is likely to be infected with malware before this hijacker enters. Other distribution methods are possible as well, and you need to be careful with suspicious installers, software bundles, pop-up offers, spam email attachments, and all other security backdoors that are often exploited for the infiltration of malware. Once installed, this hijacker corrupts all popular browsers – Chrome, Firefox, and IE – and it can do that on all of them at the same time. The funny thing is that this hijacker does not modify the homepage, new tab, or default provider settings. Instead, it hijacks the Target. On top of that, it does that in a way so that it would be difficult for you to delete Jyhjyy.top. Obviously, this hijacker deserves removal, and the sooner you get rid of it, the better.
Our research team informs that Jyhjyy.top is a clone of Yeabests.cc, and it is likely that other infections similar to these are active as well. Another thing we have found is that Yeabests.cc is a server via which the hijacker we are discussing redirects you to certain websites. The home page of this hijacker lists a ton of links under such categories as “Hot Sites,” “Shopping,” and “Best Games.” When you click the link, you are slowly redirected to the site you expect to visit (e.g., google.com, facebook.com, or amazon.com) via the suspicious server. And this is not the only strange thing about this hijacker. Although the search dialog box uses the logo of Google, it represents Google Custom Search, which means that the results shown via it can be adjusted. Have you interacted with the search results provided to you via Jyhjyy.top? Have you encountered useless or suspicious websites? It is highly likely that this hijacker will expose you to sponsored links, and those might have nothing to do with the information you are actually researching. In the worst case scenario, you will be exposed to malicious, corrupted links, and this is a good reason to remove this hijacker.
The malicious Jyhjyy.top uses the Windows management instrumentation to corrupt your browser’s Target even when you fix this issue. The threat will continue re-infecting your browsers until you adjust the settings. Only experienced users will know how to do this, but, in reality, this task is quite simple. Sure, it involves following quite a few steps, but this is exactly why we have created the manual removal guide below. Once you are done with the first task, do not forget to fix the browser’s Target. Note that you might have to do this on all browser’s shortcuts (e.g., on the Desktop, Start Menu, or Taskbar). After you are done with the annoying hijacker, install a trusted anti-malware tool. This tool will erase the remaining malware – for example, the Trojan that might have downloaded the hijacker – and keep your operating system guarded against malicious threats in the future. Do not skip this step if you want to be safe while browsing the web and using your operating system.