Shortcutboost.exe stands for a malicious process related to YesSearches browser hijacker. When Shortcutboost.exe is inside, you will also notice that YesSearches.com is in the home page of all your browsers when you open them. Each time you make certain search query you will see that it is redirected through YesSearches.com or some other random third-party page.
Shortcutboost.exe is used to protect YesSearches browser hijacker from being deleted by users. When you try to remove yessearches.com from the home page manually, you will still notice the hijacker to be displayed when opening your browser next time. So, it is clear that the hijacker cannot be removed without you first deleting Shortcutboost.exe malware.
How does Shortcutboost.exe get into my system?
Speaking about Shortcutboost.exe and the ways of its intrusion, the hijacker has been noticed to be bundled by default with a lot of other free programs. Users who surf the web regularly need to make sure they do not permit any junk software to enter their PCs. Finally, to eliminate Shortcutboost.exe virus from your system we suggest that you scan the system with a proven malware removal tool called GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
Removal tool for Shortcutboost.exe:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Shortcutboost.exe in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):