What is Yourconnectivity.net

Yourconnectivity.net is a web search, that uses plusnetwork.com search engine to provide search results to users. It has all signs of hijacker activity, as it installs without user consent, hacks browser search and homepage settings and modifies browser shortcuts. It affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. The purpose of Yourconnectivity.net is to force users into using this search and forward traffic to certain websites. They earn on revenue share from user clicks on ads and banners. Yourconnectivity.net is not a virus, but poses certain threat for users privacy and security, by getting access to browser history, search queries and online behavior. We prepared instructions to remove Yourconnectivity.net from browsers and restore settings.

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How Yourconnectivity.net infected your PC

Yourconnectivity.net itself is just a website, although annoying one. Websites cannot infect computer themselves. It is done by so-called “hijacker” modules – programs that may modify the settings, install extensions and toolbars in browsers and infect shortcuts. This hijackers can be downloaded and executed while users install legal utilities downloaded from unverified resources and bundled with potentially unwanted programs. This programs then install Yourconnectivity.net and protect it from removal. To remove Yourconnectivity.net you need to uninstall or remove unsecure software, scan your computer for malware and then reset browser settings. SpyHunter 5 can do this automatically, by detecting malware, hijackers, toolbars and restoring default state of your browser.

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Remove Yourconnectivity.net manually for free

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

Remove Yourconnectivity.net from Control Panel

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

Remove Yourconnectivity.net from Windows XP:

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

Remove Yourconnectivity.net from Windows 7:

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

Remove Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net, click Uninstall.

Remove Yourconnectivity.net from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Yourconnectivity.net

In some cases Yourconnectivity.net won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Yourconnectivity.net. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Yourconnectivity.net 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 or uninstall Yourconnectivity.net in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 “Yourconnectivity.net”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Yourconnectivity.net, 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 Yourconnectivity.net.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Yourconnectivity.net 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.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Yourconnectivity.net. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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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 Yourconnectivity.net 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 Yourconnectivity.net.

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