Yandex ( is a search engine and a sister site to The Yandex brand is one of the most popular search engines in the world and the most used search engine in Russia due to its focus on the native Russian language (Russian Russki yazyk). Some people use for streaming.

As of December 2023, has 67.98 million monthly views (69.1 million Dec 2022), according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates that was founded on June 4, 2004. It has been heavily trafficked since roughly 2014. A site like mine gets most of its traffic from search engines. And only recently have I noticed traffic coming from any of Yandex’s domains. Today I get roughly 1% of my traffic from Yandex. I’m happy Yandex exists and trust it as a search engine. That said, I have also run malware tests on it and the results are below.

Is Safe?

I analyzed for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked on Sucuri, and it returned with no issues. Results: Sucuri scan for the site Sucuri results

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on, and it is clean. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site

I also checked on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the domain VirusTotal results

In conclusion, all scans returned as pristine. OVERALL GRADE: Very Safe.

Links and Profiles

Twitter: @yandexcom


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(Last Updated: 2/19/2024)