Youtv.link stands for a new browser hijacker. This term means the application which is specifically designed to changed the home page and default search engine settings of your browser, in order to display some promoted content when you go online. It will appear to be set on the startup of your browser. Whenever you decide to look for something important online, you will see Youtv.link instead of google.com or other homepage of your choice.
The truth is that simply changing the home page of your browser back to google.com doesn’t often help. You may see that Youtv.link still comes up when you launch your browser next time. This issue has been noticed to trouble many browsers as per today, including Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Of course, other browsers aren’t an exception and can be affected by this hijacker too.
How does Youtv.link get into my system?
There are many other users today who have seen Youtv.link to attack their browsers. It is also true that this issue is often caused by users themselves. Typically browsers are hijacked and adware is installed after users download and install some other cost-free programs. So, in order to avoid such unwanted amendments you simply need to be very careful whenever you surf the world wide web and install any free software. Always select the option of a custom installation, instead of the standard one. This is so far the best way to avoid installation of many junk applications into your system.
How to remove Youtv.link?
If you detect Youtv.link and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for Youtv.link:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Youtv.link in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer 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 Trojan Killer 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):