We find new browser hijacker almost every day because their developers can make many clones of the same hijacker and host it on the same server. In this article, we want to talk about Search.searchyea.com, a new browser hijacker that is similar to Search.yourpackagesnow.com, Search.searcheasyra.com, Search.getfitnow.co, and many others. Removing it is highly recommended because it is set to replace your browser’s homepage address and show ads and promotional links in its search results. Thus, you will get the most out of this search engine. Moreover, the promoted links can be malicious as they come from unknown sources.
Search.searchyea.com was set up by a company that calls itself Polarity Technologies LTD. This company is known as a malware developer and distributor. Some of its browser hijackers come with an accompanying browser extension. However, this new hijacker is distributed without it. Our research suggests that he malware developers should distribute this malicious search engine via malicious software installers. We assume that they have made arrangements to bundle Search.searchyea.com with freeware bundles that feature several other applications. However, it is likely that the installers were set to inject this hijacker and other additional software automatically without the option for the users to deselect their installation. If this is the case, then the bundled installers are malicious. Fortunately, you will not encounter such bundles if you get your software from known legitimate sources, but you should be worried about the content featured on not-so-legitimate software distributing sites.
We have found that Search.searchyea.com was configured to replace the homepage address if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. If that were to happen, then you may be compelled to use this hijacker as a regular search engine. And you can indeed use it as a regular search engine if you want. However, it will redirect all of your search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine that features promotional links. The problem is, however, that the links can come from unknown advertisers and, thus, can be malicious. Therefore, we advise you against using Search.searchyea.com for searching the web.
In closing, Search.searchyea.com is a malicious search engine that is distributed through a malicious channel, and its main objective is to replace your browser’s homepage address and serve promotional links in the form of search results. However, because the links can be malicious, you should not use this search engine. We suggest that you remove it and if you want to do so, then please consult the instructions provided below.
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