Search.yac.mx is not a virus or malware. However, no matter that it doesn't harm computers, 2spyware security experts still recommend avoiding this search engine. The main thing that bothers us is its distribution method. Usually, people are tricked into downloading Search.yac.mx on their computers without receiving a clear notification about that. Once it gets inside the system, this search engine hijacks the start page and default search engine on all web browsers that are installed on it. If you noticed Search.yac.mx on your machine without downloading it there and you want to get rid of it, read a guide at the end of this post.
Search.yac.mx is typically propagated with a help of freeware and shareware. In most of the cases, it shows up on computers after installing YAC Software (Yet Another Cleaner), which is presented as anti-virus. However, you can also download Search.yac.mx in a bundle with other free applications. If you want to avoid such programs, you should always keep an eye on the installation process of the freeware and uncheck all check boxes that agree to change the start page, install additional programs and offer similar things. For that we recommend choosing Custom or Advanced installation. If you missed this check mark and allowed Search.yac.mx to change your homepage or default search engine, you can remove it with a help of this guide:
If you discovered Search.yac.mx on your computer and you want to remove it from there, we recommend using these instructions:
You can remove Search.yac.mx automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Search.yac.mx and related programsWindows Mac OS X ↷ Step 2 Windows 7 / Vista / XP
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Search.yac.mx or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Search.yac.mx from Windows shortcuts
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove Search.yac.mx from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Information added: 10/02/14 01:00;
information updated: 10/02/14 01:00