The internet can be dangerous if you ignore the links you visit. Most browsers have phishing and malicious link protection built-in, but despite that, some malicious links get through and target visitors.
In this article, we’re looking at what is YIMG or, more specifically, the s.yimg.com domain and telling you everything you need to know.
What is s.yimg.com?
S.yimh.com is a domain owned and used by Yahoo to deliver static content and is a part of Yahoo’s Content Delivery Network (CDN). The domain is perfectly safe and is operated by a legitimate entity.
Some browsers or websites might claim that it’s malware, but that’s not true. If any third-party adblockers or firewalls you’re using are blocking your access to the domain, you can go ahead and allowlist it without worrying.
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How to fix problems with s.yimg.com?
Sometimes, just like all other CDNs, this one might load slowly or face some other issues as well. If you’re facing problems with this domain, try the following fixes.
Check with your ISP
Sometimes ISPs aggressively block URLs to protect their users. If you can’t access the domain no matter what, try contacting your ISP to figure out if something’s wrong on their end.
Clear your browser’s data
Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Chrome to work
Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.
Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and ensure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data.
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Change DNS settings
Misconfigured DNS settings can restrict your internet access. Try changing them to check if you can get past the error.
Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open the Windows settings and click on Network & Internet.
Step 2: Click on Change adaptor options.
Step 3: Right-click on your active network (WiFi or LAN) and click Properties.
Step 4: Find Internet Protocol Version 4 in the list, click on it and then click Properties.
Step 5: Check the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button and type in 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 in the preferred and alternative DNS addresses, respectively.
Check your firewalls and adblockers
As mentioned before, having invasive firewalls or adblockers can also cause problems with the domain. Check your firewall and adblocker settings to see if they’ve blocked the domain and if they have, unblock it to see if that fixes the problem.
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