SearchYa! is a web search engine owned by Ironsource Ltd., located in Israel. There’s also a browser toolbar with the same name SearchYa! Toolbar. Both products come bundled with freeware and third-party applications.
Both the SearchYa! toolbar and SearchYa! web search engine came bundled with a free FLV player application . Once installed, it changes default search engine in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox with SearchYa!. You can remove FLV player application software quite easily but SearchYa! Toolbar and SearchYa! Search web address bar search provider remain in the system even after removing FLV player application. SearchYa! Toolbar comes bundled with other software as well.
It changes home page as well and redirects the web search in to searchya.com. Searching directly from the address bar redirects to searchya.com too. So the customers or users installed this one feels it’s a searchya redirect virus.
SearchYa toolbar works in IE and Firefox. Chrome gets Speed Dial 4.0 extension instead of toolbar. SearchYa Web Search removal might be specially difficult for Mozilla Firefox users.
To remove SearchYa web search and toolbar from your computer, please follow the removal instructions below.
SearchYa! removal instructions:
Go to Control Panel –> Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista and 7) –> look for SearchYa! Web Search —> Uninstall
Once you removed SearchYa! and SearchYa! Toolbar don’t forgot to reset your browser home page.
To uninstall the SearchYa! Add-ons from Mozilla Firefox
1: On the Menu Bar of Mozilla Firefox, go to “Tools” -> “Add-ons“:
Now we need to remove the SearchYa! from the Search Engines.
4: Click the small magnifier icon at the right top corner as shown in the image below. Select Manage Search Engines… from the list.
5: Select Search and click Remove button. Click OK to save the changes.
6: To remove searchya.com from Mozilla Firefox’s Home page:
To uninstall the SearchYa! Add-ons from Internet Explorer
1: On the Menu Bar of Internet Explorer, go to “Tools” -> “Manage Addons“:
2: Select the SearchYa! you wish to uninstall from the Toolbars & Extensions list – then click “Disable“:
3: In the Search Providers you may see SearchYa! as Defaullt Search Provider. Change that one with any other Search Provider like Google.com or Yahoo.com
4: How to remove www.searchya.com from Internet Explorer’s Home Page:
To uninstall the SearchYa! Add-ons from Google Chrome
1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon. Go to Tools → Extensions.
Or in new Version Tools →Settings→ Extensions.
2.Select SpeedDial from the Extensions list and click Uninstall/Remove.
Now you will get a Run Window. Inside the Run window Type REGEDIT and press on Ok.
Now you can see a Registry. (Be Care Full While using registry)If you are uncomfortable editing the registry DO NOT ATTEMPT IT.If you DO want to edit BACK UP the registry first by using ERUNT which can be downloaded from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/erunt/Or Find the steps here How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
After Taking Registry back up Got to the registry locations
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SearchYa! and delete SearchYa!
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchYa! and delete SearchYa!