What is Yeabests.cc

Yeabests.cc or TopYea search is nasty browser hijacker, that modifies homepage and search engine in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Along with that, it modifies browser shortcut settings on the desktop. As a result, Yeabests.cc opens in a new tab every time you start your browser and your queries get redirected to cse.google.com. Main page of Yeabests.cc has icons and links to social network sites, shopping sites and gaming sites. Hijackers startpage may look different depending on where victim is located: Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, United States, Italia. Yeabests.cc can be dangerous in different ways, it collects browser data for advertisers, it spies on user online activity, it may display ads and pop-ups when you click on search results. Here is complete guide to remove Yeabests.cc (TopYea search) from browsers and computer.

How Yeabests.cc infected your PC

Yeabests.cc does not install as a separate program. Instead, it comes bundled with other software (usually freeware). Usually, this happens when installer shows you checkboxes that say: “Set TopYea Search as homepage and search engine” during installation. This option can be hidden under Custom or Advanced installation feature. Yeabests.cc can install protection service that will reinstall this page every time you try to reset browser settings. That is why we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Suite to remove malicious file and folders and remove Yeabests.cc completely.

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Remove Yeabests.cc manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Yeabests.cc removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Yeabests.cc installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Yeabests.cc from Control Panel

To start removing Yeabests.cc you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “TopYea Search” or just “Yeabests.cc”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Yeabests.cc from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Yeabests.cc.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Yeabests.cc from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Yeabests.cc and click Uninstall.

Remove Yeabests.cc from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Yeabests.cc, click Uninstall.

Remove Yeabests.cc from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Yeabests.cc from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Yeabests.cc in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Yeabests.cc in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Yeabests.cc

In some cases Yeabests.cc won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Yeabests.cc. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Yeabests.cc folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Yeabests.cc in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “Yeabests.cc”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Yeabests.cc from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Yeabests.cc related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Yeabests.cc from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Yeabests.cc, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Yeabests.cc.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Yeabests.cc does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Yeabests.cc extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Yeabests.cc installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Yeabests.cc may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Yeabests.cc.

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