Yardood.com is a new search engine whose operations and intentions are quite questionable. In fact, it seems that this malware infection mainly serves one goal: To generate income for its creators through third-party advertising. This is possible via ads and sponsored links that you could be exposed to if you happen to use this search engine for web searches. In other words, it may be risky to click on any content offered by this threat because you may end up directly infecting your system with additional malware programs or multiple threats may also infiltrate your system. Not to mention the nightmarish situation if you land on a website that is operated by cyber criminals and they scam you to share your banking details. Since the presence of this infection could indicate that other threats may have entered your system, we believe that it is important that you remove Yardood.com as soon as possible and take care of all other related malware infections as well.
You can infect your system with this risky search engine basically in two ways but both are related to one thing really: clicking on third-party ads. Normally, it would not be risky to click on authentic and legitimate third-party ads that you usually see on reputable websites, such as Amazon. However, when your system is infected with malware, including adware programs, browser hijackers, and even sometimes potentially unwanted applications, you are better off staying away from banner and pop-up advertisements and search results provided by questionable search engines as well. One single click could redirect you to Yardood.com or you may also download a bundle of malware infections that could cause serious system security issues on your computer.
You can also be introduced to such corrupt contents (ads and links) when you are viewing suspicious websites, including torrent, shareware, gaming, and pornographic pages. You may have noticed that these sites are full of flashy and other types of third-party commercials. What you may not know is that some of these ads are properly disguised or even made invisible to make sure that you get confused and may click on them. For example, you may see three to four download buttons and links and out of these only one could be for real while all the others could hide malicious code to drop a bundle filled with malware threats onto your computer or redirect you to malicious websites.
You may also see fake system notifications that may try to convince you that you need to download a Flash or Java update to be able to see all contents on the page. You should never engage with such ads, let alone visit such questionable websites if you want to stay out of trouble. However, if you have infected your system with this search engine, we recommend that you find a reliable online malware scanner and run a full-system scan right after you delete Yardood.com.
This search engine appears in your browsers with a nice landscape or other nature background image, which could make you feel like keeping it there. We have found that there are three main domains this infection is working through: us.yardood.com, uk.yardood.com, and de.yardood.com. Our research also shows that this search engine is mainly popular in the USA and the UK. But, obviously, this does not mean that you cannot infect your system with it anywhere else in the world. Apart from the nice background, you are also offered a drop-down box from which you can choose two main search engines to search with; Yahoo and Google. However, this should not confuse you because you will end up on search results pages that could be modified even if they look totally authentic to you. This means that this search engine may spy on you and gather data about your online activities that can be used to target you with customized content. Since this search engine only displays search results, it injects its third-party ads and sponsored links into these pages in order to generate web traffic to affiliated websites. The problem with such manipulated search results pages is that they can contain ads and links coming from questionable sources, such as cyber criminals who can pose as third parties. If you want to feel safe in your virtual world, we suggest that you do not hesitate to act and delete Yardood.com from your computer.
Our tests show that it is enough to reset all affected browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. If you have never restored your browsers this way before, you can use our guide below that explains all the steps. You do not need to worry even if you are a beginner computer user because it is really not that complicated to do this. Keep in mind, though, that eliminating this threat alone may not make your system completely secure again. Therefore, we recommend that you download and install a decent anti-malware program that can automatically detect and erase all known malware threats. But apart from this, we also advise you to keep all your browsers and other software, including your Java and Flash drivers, always up-to-date.