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Yourtv.link may intact to your homepage while installing a freeware. Usually it bundles with streaming audio and videos, PDF creators and other applications. While downloading such programs from the web, in the course of quick downloading, you accept the terms to change browser settings and Yourtv.link makes itself your default search engine. Select the custom installation option because it’ll ask for your permission to install such type of default applications and read the license terms carefully before accepting them.

Removal Steps of Youtv.link Browser Hijacker

Yourtv.link is an unwanted application which hijacks your browser’s home page and directs you to its own page every time. Its only intention is to generate revenue by promotional contents which display on the page you’re visiting. To do so they make the use of group policy files to track the user’s activities and change the home page of your browser. They are tedious programs to remove but you can remove it manually from your browser by following below written steps.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination to open the task manager.
  2. Search for the following infected files, and delete all of them.
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\ Yourtv.link virus
  • %program files %\internet explorer\ Yourtv.link \[random].mof
  • %program files (x86)%\Yourtv.link\
  • %programData%\suspicious folders\ %windows%\system32\driver\Yourtv.link
  • %AppData%[malware program name]toolbar uninstallStatIE.dat
  • %app data%\ Yourtv.link virus\
  1. Press Windows button or Start Menu>run and type regedit here and then OK to delete below mentioned registry files.
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MATS\WindowsInstaller\{EAF386F0-7205-40F2-8DA6-1BABEEFCBE89}\2014.07.30.07.52.18]
  • “ProductName”=”Yourtv.link”
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Muvic_RASAPI32]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Muvic_RASMANCS]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EAF386F0-7205-40F2-8DA6-1BABEEFCBE89}]
  • “DisplayName”=”Yourtv.link”
  • [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3825580999-3780825030-779906692-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{50f25211-852e-4d10-b6f5-50b1338a9271}]
  • “DisplayName”=”Yourtv.link”
  1. Disable all extensions which are involved with this program.

Internet Explorer

  • Go to Tools and choose Manage add-ons.
  • Disable those contents which are associated with this program.

Google Chrome

  • Click on Chrome’s menu and select settings.
  • On Chrome’s left panel, click on Extensions to remove related extensions and files.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Go to Firefox’s Tools icon and choose Add-ons.
  • Search the Add-on panel and remove all related extensions.

Yourtv.link gets installed with those free programs which don’t disclose their every term of product installation clearly. Hence, it’s very important to pay sincere attention to license agreement and select custom or advance installation options. If your desired application is offering any such kind of utility, cancel the installation immediately because it’s very difficult to change these settings back according to your own preferences. Don’t download the applications from suspicious sites.