What is Yousearch.me

Yousearch.me or Mys.yousearch.me is search engine that is used by browser hijacker for redirects. It affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. After infection Yousearch.me is set as default search engine and homepage in all browsers. When users try to change settings Yousearch.me won’t allow them to do it or comes back after restarting browsers. In order to remove Yousearch.me you need to uninstall programs and browser add-ons related to Yousearch.me and then reset browser settings. Below we show step-by-step process of how to do it.

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How Yousearch.me infected your PC

Yousearch.me hijacker infects computers during installing of free programs. This deceptive technique is called “bundling”. Users are offered to install additional components, that will be installed anyway, if user will not interact. That is why it is important to be careful, when you install new programs on your computer. As classic antiviruses are useless against this type of threat we would recommend SpyHunter 5 and Malwarebytes AntiMalware to remove Yousearch.me and to protect from further infections.

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To remove Yousearch.me completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Yousearch.me and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Yousearch.me manually for free

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

Remove Yousearch.me from Control Panel

To start removing Yousearch.me you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Yousearch.me uninstall” or just “Yousearch.me”. 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 Yousearch.me from Windows XP:

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

Remove Yousearch.me from Windows 7:

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

Remove Yousearch.me 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 Yousearch.me, click Uninstall.

Remove Yousearch.me from Windows 10:

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

Cannot uninstall Yousearch.me

In some cases Yousearch.me won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Yousearch.me. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Yousearch.me 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 Yousearch.me 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 “Yousearch.me”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Yousearch.me 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 Yousearch.me. 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 Yousearch.me 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 Yousearch.me.

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