2. Use a malware removal tool
One way to do so is to use a dedicated malware and adware remover like the one recommended below.
Not only does it function like a standard antivirus tool that removes all unwanted malware from your PC and prevents them from getting there in the first place, but it can also handle programs that are installed, but are PUPs.
This is also the case with Yahoo! Powered, and here’s how you can use the tool to remove it:
- Download the antivirus using the link below.
- Run the tool and click Scan.
- Wait until the tool scans your system and then select what to do with the detected programs.
- Restart your PC.
ESET Internet Security
Any time you have a PUP in your PC that needs removing, there’s no better tool to use than ESET Internet Security.
3. Uninstall the carrier program
Removing this application from your system requires a 3-stage procedure. Firstly, you’ll need to uninstall the carrying program from your PC.
One efficient way to remove programs and all associated sub-programs from your PC is by using a dedicated uninstaller.
Since you might as well be looking for the best, we recommend the one below, a software tool that will wipe your PC clean of any program that you deem unnecessary.
Simply open the software, select the program that needs removal, and then select to also delete any leftover files as well.
This will ensure that no PUPS will be left behind, that your storage has been freed up, and that you can perform a clean reinstall as if for the first time.
4. Remove the traces from the browsers
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
That’s it. After these steps, you will completely remove Search Powered by Yahoo from Windows 10.
If you still weren’t able to remove the program, check our list with the best PUP removal tools.
If you have any other questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
This post was written by Aleksandar Ognjanovic and was first posted to WindowsReport