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Yoog Search engine removal

I have the dreaded '' Yoog '' Search engine problem. It just seemed to show up one day. If it is removed, it just reappears as the default search engine in Firefox. ( It's also the default search in Internet Explorer.) If you delete it in the Firefox search pluggins folder, and then open Internet Explorer, you can actually watch it reappear before your very eyes in the Firefox search pluggins folder. I finally blocked www3.yoog.coms IP address in my firewall, which seems to have spead up my page loads.
Not sure if this thing is as harmless as others have stated, but I sure wish there was a way it could easily be uninstalled. If anyone runs into an uninstaller please let me know! Thank you very much in advance.

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    Bill Gilhooly Jan 21, 2009

    The Malwarebytes suggestion helped me find some discussions elsewhere on the web, which brought me to the conclusion that the total removal of this stupid thing was more than even Malwarebytes could easily handle. Unless you totally eradicate every little piece of this thig it just keeps coming back. My eventual solution was to reformat my hard drive, and reinstall my operating system. Whoever wrote the Yoog malware thing should be prosocuted to the fullest extent of the law!

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I'll second that, it doesn't

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    Bill Gilhooly Feb 25, 2009

    In the interest of fairness, Malware, Spy-ware, and Virus software is indeed useful software. But I would rather wipe my hard drive clean and reinstall my Operating System twice a month, than pay one more penny to any of these companies who claim to be a cure-all. The amount of time, money, and energy I have invested in trying to remove this darn thing would have been better spent in a hard drive wipe, and clean install. Only one person has claimed to have gotten rid of the "Yoog Search Engine" with this type of software.( Not a very convincing endorsement )
    Let's face it, "Yoog" is malware, if it wasn't it would have come with an un-installer!
    The frequency with which it communicates to it's IP had me more than a little concerned. It appeared to be so deeply embedded in the OS, that the only sure way to be rid of it, was to reformat my hard drive and reinstall the Operating System. ( Remember to backup your data on a regular bassis )
    I must reiterate, whom ever wrote this "Yoog Search Engine" thing needs much more than just a stern talking to! Can anyone say "Jail Time!"
    Don't forget to add "" to your block list, in your firewall and browsers!

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Same problem with Yoog search engine

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Where did yoog come from I deleted mozilla from my windows why is this happening

  • laslaa Mar 17, 2009

    The only way for me was to use a) Safari and b) re-install XP. i could not even install IE 7 with google optimation, when yoog was there. i really don't understand, why such programmers still are among us, who create yog.


  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    i dont really mind but it runs adds which are imposible to switch of

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009


    yoog keeps coming up with those sites

    I really want this to go!

    I also have random popups from ebay and other sites, but i dont know if it is the work of yoogs as well.

  • unknownthink Mar 23, 2009

    I first saw yoog search engine in Firefox 3, done every thing to remove it but later ended up in formatting and reinstalling it. And now again it reappear in all my web browsers Opera, IE 7,8 and Firefox.

    The only thing that is not infected with this malware is Google Chrome.

    Somebody help

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009 just installed itself to my pc windows xp last night 4/8/09. cant seem to restore my homepage to google or firefox the default setting. im not a whizz kid on pc s and im really at wits end as to what to do.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I too have this darn yoog thing driving me crazy. Jail sounds too good for them to me.

    Anyone know of an another way short of a whole hard drive repleacemt?


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I completley removed firefox as I got rid of the yoog problem on IE8 and it kept reappearing on firefox and then back onto my IE8.
To remove 'yoog', reset your default search at the top right to google. on START at the bottom left, type in COMMAND PROMPT. on the black screen on command prompt, type in REGEDIT. This will take you to the regestry editor, go to EDIT then type in YOOG on find........... 3 codes will appear. Right click DELETE each one. Restart your computer.......... Problem solved.

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Okay, first of all do not reformat your hard drive to get rid of yoog. I recognize for those of you constantly backing up your drive it's no big deal, but for others its a big loss. Yoog is annoying and sticks around......don't expect to simply delete it from your search engines and be rid of it.
Run Malware bytes, before restarting go ahead and go to manage search engines in mozilla and set google as default and get rid of yoog just in case. Also, go into regedit by typing it in at the command prompt. On find type in yoog, delete all and click on find next. Go ahead and delete all the **** that is under domain b/c it's all junk.
I have to say that I may of got rid of yoog due to running malware bytes. Looking at the log, malware did find the yoog entry in my registry and correct it. Nothing eles worked and maybe all that purging in regedit didn't really help. I honestly can't believe that there are fools who complain about an effective program like Malware bytes and are shocked that they charge money for an upgrade. I ran a full system scan w/o even being asked if I wanted to upgrade. The truth is most people are too stupid and lazy to figure things out for themselves and will continue to be plagued with annoying things like Yoog despite expensive virus protection programs.It's best to learn how somebody programs a nuisance like this into your registry and then you will know how to be rid of it.

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Malwarebytes removes it. It seems to be the only one that does at this time.

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