How to remove Wajam Yahoo Search

Have you seen irritating ads on your favorite pages, labeled as “advertising by Wajam Yahoo”? Have you noticed the name Wajam Yahoo somewhere else on your machine? If anything alike happened in later days – your device is penetrated by an advertising program, and this item can assist you in uninstalling it.

Wajam Yahoo

What is Wajam Yahoo

Wajam Yahoo, as you might have guessed erenow, is an advertising tool. It belongs to a special sort of programs that can't do anything well, as it’s made to do one thing: to annoy you. We're joking, the mad-driving stuff is not its real task, but you'll be annoyed anyway until adware does what it does – displays advertising pop-ups. It gets into the system, it alters the controls of the browser and shows you as much spam as it can and even more, ensuring that they've attracted your attention. Swindlers earn a couple of cents for each click you're making, and now you realize why the banners are being displayed again and again: it’s a real bonanza. In the further paragraphs, we will tell you in which manner the virus got onto the workstation and how it can be guarded against such viruses. In case you’re not interested and just want to get rid of the virus ASAP – skip the other parts and look at the uninstalling tips.

Immediately after the infection, Wajam Yahoo alters the controls of the browser. That's its single function, as the substantial part of this adware is the “better search” which appears in the browser as soon as you download Wajam Yahoo. So, Wajam Yahoo alters the pre-set homepage, as well as your favorite search and puts the unreliable search in their place. Now, instead of using the reputable Google, Bing, Yahoo or another search engine you're used to – you’ll browse the Internet via the crippled Wajam Yahoo tool that displays wrong links advertising banners pop-ups of all sorts and colors. Another Wajam Yahoo's task is to spoil the properties of browser icons in a way that in case you recover the normal controls, you will see the fake search system as the starting tab.

Wajam Yahoo can't be uninstalled as a common program, and if the operator tries it - the virus will come back. It occurs thanks to the Wajam Yahoo's defensive algorithms, and we'll define their essence:

  • The easiest method of security is to develop a system task on the restoration of Wajam Yahoo after its deletion. System tasks are not typically used by common computer owners, so the virus just sets a task to confirm if it is working, and if it isn't – to download and set it again. That task is being launched after each reboot, and that’s why Wajam Yahoo keeps recovering.
  • The second way has the similar goal, but it utilizes the OS's registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. Fraudsters put a new string to system's registry and you should detect and erase it, which is a bit not easy. All other registry items are critically important, and by deleting one of them, you might inflict significant injury to the OS.


How Wajam Yahoo got into the system

To simplify the things a bit, we’ll depict the entire story from the start. The vast majority of the advertisement-oriented utilities are copies of each other, duplicated millions of times and transferred to various web-criminals after few visual changes. One of the suchlike lads got this one from the Dark Web, added their logo and published it on file-exchanging portals around the Internet. And then, there was you, downloading it. Wait, you’re sure that you haven't searched for a tool that will drive you mad? Maybe, you looked for some screwing-it-all-up program for the machine, and someone gave you a link to Wajam Yahoo downloader? Did we get it wrong again? Well, then, it was another program that is really useful. Kind of a gratis program from a not-so-famous company, or a cracked replica of a paid software you're not going to buy.

We know this method as the “affiliate installation”, and it's based on that scammers merge the installation files of 3-4 viruses and one helpful software into one file. The main peculiarity of the package is that it’s called by the name of a helpful tool, and a victim doesn't know what’s in there until it's too late. On some of the steps, they give out a proposal to install more tools, with all checkmarks filled and the natural decision is to install them and proceed. And you pressed that button. It could be slightly different: they might have done this through the “installation methods”. Usually, the installation for practiced users is simply a manual pick of a folder for this software to be established, and how exactly you want it to be done. In case of Wajam Yahoo, if you choose the easy installation, you admit all the garbage from the package into the system.

Methods to remove Wajam Yahoo

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Wajam Yahoo manually

Step 1. Uninstall Wajam Yahoo from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Wajam Yahoo from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you understand how Wajam Yahoo works, and you’re aware of its basic methods of penetration. You know everything you have to, apart from the most important thing: the methods to delete Wajam Yahoo. Here we go. You can uninstall Wajam Yahoo with the help of these basic techniques. The first one is what you’ve just tried to execute – manual removal. We know a proper manner to perform it, and below this paragraph, you’ll find the hints on manual elimination. Its main shortage is the impossibility to remove several advertising tools with its help because it'll require too much time. We offer you another method: you can completely delete the adware within ten minutes through Spyhunter anti-viral software. It has a lot of benefits, including 24/7 support service, high working speed, wide signature database and the compatibility with other anti-viruses. Don’t waste time, trying to clean the system with free programs – switch to the proper anti-viral tool. Click the button under this paragraph to inspect the hard drive via the toll-free version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Wajam Yahoo from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Wajam Yahoo and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Wajam Yahoo
  • C:\ProgramData\Wajam Yahoo
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Wajam Yahoo

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Wajam Yahoo" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Wajam Yahoo and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Wajam Yahoo from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Wajam Yahoo and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Wajam Yahoo from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Wajam Yahoo

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Wajam Yahoo

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Wajam Yahoo

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Wajam Yahoo and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


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