Search.yourinstantrecipes.com Removal Guide

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Search.yourinstantrecipes.com is known to be an untrustworthy search engine; however, users do not hurry to remove it because they do not know that this search tool might cause harm. Also, many people expect that they could find recipes they need quickly if they keep Search.yourinstantrecipes.com and use it as the default search engine. We cannot say that Search.yourinstantrecipes.com is not related to recipes at all because it has been found out that there are quick access buttons at the top of its start page. These buttons lead to such websites as recipessimplified.com, foodnetwork.com, yummly.com, and other food-related websites. This might really seem to be a useful feature; however, you need to know that you do need to have Search.yourinstantrecipes.com to be able to access these websites. All you need to have is a browser and an Internet connection. Specialists do not think that it is a very good idea to use Search.yourinstantrecipes.com as the default search engine either because the search results it shows are not very trustworthy and you might see commercial advertisements. Therefore, you should definitely replace it with another reliable search engine ASAP. Before you set another search tool as your homepage and the New Tab page, you will have to delete Search.yourinstantrecipes.com first.

We cannot say that Search.yourinstantrecipes.com is a very harmful search engine that will cause harm to you immediately if you ever enter a search query in its search box or click on one of those quick access buttons; however, it might be very true that you will see advertisements that might expose you to potential threats if you use it. These ads and various sponsored links usually appear on the same search results page together with trustworthy search results. In some cases, it is even impossible to say which of the search results are legitimate and which are modified because these modified ones do not look bad at all at first glance. It might take longer to find the relevant information on the web because of the presence of these ads. In addition, you might be taken to an unreliable website one day after you click on such a modified search result no matter if you do that accidentally or willingly. Not all the websites promoted by these ads are untrustworthy, but it is hard to say where a user will be redirected in advance. Therefore, the removal of Search.yourinstantrecipes.com would be the smartest decision here.

Reliable search engines tend to collect non-personally identifiable information; however, those that are not very trustworthy might be interested in personal details as well. Even though it is said in the Privacy Policy that Search.yourinstantrecipes.com does not gather any personal details, there is a line we find quite frightening:

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO GRANT Your Instant Recipes™ PERMISSION TO COLLECT YOUR URLS AND SEARCH DATA, INCLUDING SEARCH QUERIES THAT MAY CONTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, SHARE THEM WITH THIRD PARTIES, AND USE SEARCH-RELATED COOKIES

As you can see, it is said that you have given permission for Search.yourinstantrecipes.com, by setting it on your browsers, to collect non-personally identifiable details like search queries no matter that they might contain personal information. It is very likely that all the gathered data will be sent to its partners. Nobody knows whether these partners are reliable companies, so we do not think that it is a very good idea to keep Search.yourinstantrecipes.com and let it gather information about you too.

It is not surprising at all if you really do not know how the Search.yourinstantrecipes.com browser hijacker has entered your system because, in most cases, this website changes the settings of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers without permission. As we have managed to find out, this usually happens when users click on a malicious pop-up or install a software bundle. In order to set Search.yourinstantrecipes.com on Internet Explorer, this browser hijacker changes the Start Page value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main, whereas the settings of Mozilla Firefox are changed by modifying the prefs.js file (C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique ID}). It contains the information about users’ preferences.

Fortunately, Search.yourinstantrecipes.com can be removed from browsers rather easily. All you need to do to get rid of it is to reset your browsers. Of course, you can remove the extension promoting Search.yourinstantrecipes.com and then change your homepage and the New Tab page manually as well, but it will definitely be harder to do that. If it happens that you find it quite difficult to reset browsers to their default settings too, you should use an automatic malware remover to clean your computer.

How to remove Search.yourinstantrecipes.com

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Open the Help menu.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. In the window that pops up, click Refresh Firefox once again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset.
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