Do you know what Iyi123.com is?
Iyi123.com is a Turkish hijacker that you might see set on all your browsers. As Iyi123.com usually changes the settings on all users’ browsers, it is often called a browser hijacker by specialists. Even though Iyi123.com seems to be far from dangerous search tools, our team of specialists, after a thorough research, say that users who have it set on their browsers and use it as a default search engine have to be very cautious because it is not a search tool that can be trusted. Also, it has been revealed that it might provide users with unreliable search results. Users also make complaints that the search box of Iyi123.com does not work at all, and, as a consequence, it is useless. If you have a version with a working search function, you should still not let this questionable search engine stay because, as we have mentioned, it might provide you with bad search results. To be frank, you should never trust search engines that are set on your browsers without permission because, as the experience of our malware specialists shows, such search tools are never trustworthy.
You have a right to know why our researchers say that it is so important to remove Iyi123.com right now. Despite the fact that this search tool does not look bad at all, and it does not differ from other search engines regarding the way it looks (e.g. it has a search box on the start page), it still cannot be said that it is safe to keep it and use it as a default search engine because it has been found that it shows the sponsored search results. You will see them, of course, only if the search box works (at the time of writing it does not return any search results but it might be fixed in the future). The problem with these unreliable search results is one – they can redirect straight to questionable websites with an infectious content. Actually, these quick access buttons that you can find on the main page of Iyi123.com might redirect you somewhere else too, for example, you click on a button that should take you to the official website of Yahoo!, but end up on a completely different website. Such questionable search tools initiate all those redirections and provide users with the sponsored search results just to help the developer earn money by driving traffic to third-party websites.Iyi123.com screenshot
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Our malware specialists cannot say that Iyi123.com is a trustworthy search engine also because there is a possibility that it gathers personal information. Unreliable search tools tend to collect various details about users that might contain personal information. It is not enough to stop using Iyi123.com in order to protect your privacy. According to experts specializing in the field of cybersecurity, users have to remove the Iyi123.com browser hijacker fully if they wish to be safe.
It has been noticed that many users who delete Iyi123.com from their computers get infected with a browser hijacker again sooner or later, so before we provide more information about the Iyi123.com removal, we want to tell you more about its distribution so that you could prevent a similar threat from entering your computer again. Research has shown that browser hijackers and untrustworthy applications are usually spread in software bundles. People usually download these packages of software from P2P or other unreliable third-party websites. Therefore, we suggest that you stop downloading software from questionable websites if you do not want to end up with another undesirable program on your computer. In addition, it is very important to install a security tool on the computer to make sure that the system is protected from dangers 24/7. Of course, not all the tools are effective, so do not install the first one you come across when surfing the web.
There are several ways to remove questionable search engines, but we simply suggest resetting all the browsers (it should affect Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox only) to their default settings. You will be able to do that by using our manual removal guide provided below this article. If it happens that you still see the presence of Iyi123.com on your browsers after the reset, you should scan your PC with an automatic malware remover. It will delete this infection with all its components within seconds.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click on the Reset button.
- Locate the Delete personal settings box and mark it.
- Click Reset.
- Tap Alt+H after you open your browser.
- Select Troubleshooting information you will find in the menu.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once again.
- Launch your browser.
- Click on the button in the top-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- In the pop-up window, click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Iyi123.com pretends to be a good search engine; however, in reality, it is a part of a browser hijacker infection that enters computers without permission in most cases. If you have read this article, you already know that the users who keep Iyi123.com might experience many problems. Do not be one of those users and remove this browser hijacker as soon as possible. Do not forget to detect and erase all other untrustworthy applications that your computer might contain as well.