How to remove YeaDesktop from the computer and browsers

In recent days we began to receive complaints on advertising program, called YeaDesktop. It penetrates user’s PC and begins to show ads in browser and on the desktop, redirects user to untrusted websites and performs all possible kinds of advertising activity. We decided to create this article to help the victims of YeaDesktop as well as those who suffer from the presence of any other advertising programs on the computer.


YeaDesktop adware

What is YeaDesktop. Removal reasons and methods

YeaDesktop is a classic example of an advertising program that is used in standard schemes of ad fraud on the Internet. This program can display advertising proposals individually or as part of large ad units, call up pop-up windows with links, and redirect the user to untrusted sites in the browser. Most likely this program was developed by Chinese scammers, or those who are trying to impersonate them. Unlike most other adware, YeaDesktop does not operate autonomously, and it constantly receives instructions from the remote server This server is the core of the entire system that directs traffic to certain sites.


Such programs can be used for various purposes, and the most obvious of them are: earnings through advertising fraud, paid "promotion" of unreliable sites, collection of statistics of requests and distribution of more dangerous programs. Below we will look at each of these options and explain their essence.


  • Earning on advertising fraud is the abuse of pay per click system. As many people know, advertising on the Internet is paid for the number of clicks made on posted advertisements. Scammers can earn money by implementing an artificial influx of users to certain pages and receiving money for a conversion, or they can directly damage advertising companies by draining their advertising budget. It is done this way: instead of placing links to unreliable websites, scammers show victims a completely legal and reliable advertisement placed by some advertising company. However, adware victims see dozens of such ads every day and suspect that they are being deceived. In this case, even after clicking on the link, the user will not stay on the site, and close the tab. The advertising company will pay for this click, although it was certainly not productive from the very beginning.
  • Website promotion is carried out in the same way: scammers simply insert links to promoted sites into ad units. Most visiting counters do not distinguish the true site view from an artificial one, and thus, tens of thousands of users redirected to the site and immediately closing it are also considered full-fledged visitors. Naturally, promotion of this kind is not of particular benefit, and only other scammers are seeking demand, which tend to increase the inflow of users to their site for a short time.
  • Statistics can be collected by any program on the computer, but the cost of such information increases in direct proportion to the time for which statistics are collected. Due to the peculiarities of YeaDesktop, it is rather difficult to delete, and the statistics collected from several thousand users for 1-2 weeks are of value to any advertising company, and to the scammers themselves.
  • YeaDesktop can not directly distribute viruses by downloading them automatically to the user's computer. However, the program can show the victim links to viral sites, thereby increasing the chance of infection.


So, as you can see, all these functions can’t be called useful. All of them are aimed at getting money by the creators of the program and at the same time the interests of the user are not taken into account. The only way to permanently get rid of the obsessive advertising of YeaDesktop and the associated difficulties is to remove adware from the system.


YeaDesktop removal tool

Usually, in case of infection with adware, we recommend to uninstall the program from the Control Panel, but in this case this method may not work. The fact is that at the moment there are at least two versions of YeaDesktop on the Web, one of which actively resists removal, and the other one lets you to delete itself. If you get a passive version, you can remove it manually using our instructions, proceeding with caution. Remember that any error while cleaning the registry or the deletion of a wrong file can cause serious problems, right up to reinstalling Windows. If you are faced with a secured version of YeaDesktop, or just do not want to take risk - you should use the automatic method of deletion, using an antivirus program. The secured version of YeaDesktop has an interface for uninstalling in Chinese, and when you try to remove it, you need to enter captcha, which consists of hieroglyphs, which is quite difficult for any European or American user. However, if you use an antivirus program, it will quickly and easily remove YeaDesktop from your computer. We advise you to try Spyhunter antivirus that will clean your system from YeaDesktop in few minutes. It is effective, fast, lightweight and costs much lower than its counterparts. All you have to do is to download Spyhunter and install it – everything else will be done automatically. Just click on the link below to purchase Spyhunter, or to download the trial version with limited capabilities.


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YeaDesktop removal instruction for manual deletion


Step 1. Boot the system in the Safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Uninstall YeaDesktop from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the YeaDesktop, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select YeaDesktop and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'



Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after YeaDesktop deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type YeaDesktop in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'YeaDesktop'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 5. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot







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+1 #1 Brian 2017-05-02 10:18
you cannot delete it without the funny password it requests for, whether in safe mode or not.

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