How to remove "virus"

Recently we have received a lot of requests on how to cope with a new advertising program called Users mention the stealthy installation, the abundance of advertising, the presence of several protective mechanisms and the difficulty in deletion. For those who have already encountered similar programs, we will say only one thing: is the already known Yeadesktop program. Hackers changed several strings of code, as well as the name of a program, to confuse researchers and experienced users. Also, it allowed the program to avoid removal by antiviruses, which previously contributed it to their viral signature databases. If you already know everything you need about removing adware, you can go directly to the removal instructions. If you want to understand exactly how penetrated the system and how to protect yourself from further attacks - we'll tell you in the next sections. adware

How penetrates the system, like the vast majority of other advertising programs, uses a distribution way called "bundled installation". Initially, this method was first been seen 10-15 years ago, during the installation of games and programs that required additional software for their work, such as a specific version of DirectX and so on. New versions were released quite often and users are accustomed to the fact that during the installation of any game or program they are offered the installation of useful and safe software. As a result, most users stopped paying attention to additional programs and the license agreement, just skipping all the information and going on to the installation. Scammers quickly realized how simple and advantageous this method is and have been using it for more than ten years to infect users' computers. From scammers point they only need to create a so-called "adware bundle", putting in it one single useful program, and many unwanted ones. Trying to download useful software the victim confirms the installation of adware, browser panels and other garbage that performs only adware and spyware functions.



How to protect the system

In order to protect your data and your computer from malware infection, it is enough to follow only a few tips, and these tips can be divided into two groups: data protection and protection against intrusion. In order to secure the data, we can give you only one advice: make backup copies of the system. Viruses penetrate the system in many different ways, and infection can become a complete surprise to the user. In order to prevent infection, you should update your antivirus and the operating system on time, and pay due attention to what sites you visit and what programs you install. Before installing any program, you should familiarize yourself with the official developer site, and with user feedback about the program in independent sources. If you follow these simple rules, the chances of getting your PC infected by viruses will be much lower. removal tool

Since bundling is a favorite distribution method, it's obvious that is never the only unwanted program on the user's computer. Thus, we are approaching the preferred method of removing, and this method is the use of an antivirus program. Manual deletion is also one of the options, but before you approach it you must understand that you can actually fail. A dozen undesirable programs functioning in the system make it slow, and manual removal becomes ineffective. Automatic deletion, on the contrary, does not depend on the number of viruses in the system, and does not require any knowledge or additional efforts from the user. The only thing you need to do is install the antivirus and run the scan. To remove and protect the system, we suggest that you use the Spyhunter antivirus. This program will quickly and effectively cope with any virus, monitor all incoming files, and warn you about the danger of infection. To purchase Spyhunter, or install a trial version - just follow the link below.


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Step 1. Uninstall 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, 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 and press Uninstall

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


Step 2. Remove from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select and press Disable

How to uninstall from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the, press Remove

How to uninstall from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall from Safari. Step 2 How to remove from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove from Opera. Step 1 How to delete from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove Yeadesktop




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type 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 ''
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash



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