Search.yourmediatabsearch.com is the clone of such well-known browser hijackers as the suspicious Search.funsocialtabsearch.com, Search.funtvtabplussearch.com, and Search.youronlinegamecenter.com. Although all these hijackers appear to have been created by different parties (Stepitapp, Imali Media, or SaferBrowser), it takes one glance to realize that they are almost identical. The quick-access links that these hijackers represent from their interfaces are different, but that is pretty much the only distinction. For one thing, none of them are actual search providers, as you might assume judging by their interfaces. They do not show search results but use a third-party server (e.g., search.safefinder.com) to redirect your queries to search.yahoo.com. If you think you can trust the search results shown to you via Yahoo Search, you are wrong. You can learn more about this by reading this report, and we also include a guide on how to delete Search.yourmediatabsearch.com.
Did you know that even harmless programs can be spread by malicious installers? Malicious software distributors often use bait to attract users. Although Search.yourmediatabsearch.com is not a reliable or beneficial search tool, you might be baited by YourMediaTab, an extension that installs the hijacker. This extension is advertised at yourmediatab.com, and it supposedly can help you watch your favorite TV shows and stream live sports events. Although there is no information suggesting that these services will be provided to you for free, it is most likely that users will expect to get access to free content using this add-on. In reality, it simply promotes links to such video streaming providers as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. The streaming services provided by them are not free, and you will need to pay to watch TV series or movies. Basically, the hijacker advertises different services, but it itself cannot offer you streaming services, which makes it a useless advertising tool.
Search.yourmediatabsearch.com not only advertises third-party sites and services via its interface, but it also advertises by injecting sponsored links into your search results pages. The problem is that it hides behind the good name of Yahoo to introduce you to ads. As you already know, this hijacker redirects your search queries to search.yahoo.com, which should make you think you are using the authentic and trusted Yahoo Search engine. In reality, the results are modified by the hijacker, and the ads you see are injected by it. The advertisers working with Stepitapp – the creator of this hijacker – are unknown, which means that their intentions are unpredictable. In the worst case, malicious parties will use the platform created by the hijacker to inject malicious ads hiding malicious installers, scams, and drive-by download attacks. Although this could be just a potential scenario, it could also be the reality, and this is why you should remove Search.yourmediatabsearch.com without further delay.
If you choose to remove Search.yourmediatabsearch.com, keep in mind that this hijacker can replace the default search engine and new tab on Firefox and Chrome browsers, but it only affects the homepage on the latter browser. Overall, you do not need to waste time replacing unwanted search tools, and they should be restored back to normal as soon as you delete YourMediaTab. We suggest eliminating this add-on from your browsers using the simple-to-follow guide below. After you are done with this step, click the Download link to acquire a free malware scanner that will identify any additional threats, if they exist. You can upgrade the scanner to automatically remove all threats, or you can use our database of removal guides to help you eliminate malware manually. Whatever you do, make sure you clean your PC and keep it protected at all times. If you need any assistance, post your questions in the comments box below.