There has been an increase in browser hijacker releases during the past month, and this time we want to provide you with information about one such program called Search.youronlinegameplay.com. If you are reading this article, then you probably are looking for ways of removing it. Well, you are in luck, because this article features a removal guide located at the bottom. In as nutshell, this hijacker’s main purpose is to generate web traffic to its website address. Of course, it features third-party promotions, and thus makes money for its owners. This hijacker employs deceptive measures to generate the aforementioned web traffic. In short, it modifies your browser’s settings and may change its homepage, new tab page and/or search provider.
However, it is necessary to discuss how this infection works in greater detail. It is very important to note that Search.youronlinegameplay.com’s main vehicle of distribution is a browser extension called Your Online Gameplay. This extension is falsely advertised as a program that will allow you to play free games, but it is only a collection of links to third-party websites. What is more is that you can bookmark certain liked websites yourself, so there is no need to keep Your Online Gameplay. In any case, currently, this program is being distributed only on its dedicated website at Youronlinegameplay.com/youronlinegameplay.
Depending on your browser type once you click the download button the aforementioned extension will be installed on your browser. It must be said that this hijacker and its accompanying extension are supported by Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. This hijacker works differently on each browser. To be more specific, it will change the homepage for the aforementioned three browsers, but it will only change the new tab page for Firefox and Internet Explorer. Furthermore, Search.youronlinegameplay.com may be set as the default search provider. So this browser hijacker forces you to use it as much as possible so that its stakeholders could make money. In order to restore your previous settings you must first remove the Your Online Gameplay browser extension, because otherwise any changes you make will be changed back.
It is no secret that Search.youronlinegameplay.com makes use of Yahoo to perform its searches, because making a real search engine will be extremely expensive and it may also prove to be a massive failure, because the market has no real demand for alternative search engines. In any case, we fear that this hijacker’s owners may include promotional links of unreliable nature into the search results. Therefore, you may accidentally click a promotional link while thinking that it is part of the search results. It is very worrying that such actions may prove to be detrimental if for example the promotional link turned out to be malicious. You just can never know where you might end up when using such search engines.
So if you are here looking for a way to delete this infection, then please consult the removal instructions located at the bottom of this article. As you can see, Search.youronlinegameplay.com is nothing more than a browser hijacker that prevents you from making any changes to your browser after it has set it the way its developers want. Do not let shady entities to dictate the terms for your web browsing, take action against Search.youronlinegameplay.com right now.
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