Effective Guide to Remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from PC

Published March 25, 2015 by Marlin Spencer

Information of ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 Virus

ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 claims to help you save your money and time by looking for the cost-effective products that are in your shopping list. In fact, it is very harmful or even destructive. First of all, the way it gets into your computer is quite sneaky. ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 may attach to those sharing files online, free downloads, junk emails and so on. In case that you go to an unsafe website, you might also fall into its ambush.

Upon ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2’s installation, you will find that some pop-up ads, which are in related to your latest queries in different shopping platforms like eBay, Amazon, Zappos and the like, always show on your screen regardless of your wishes. It will change the default settings, system files, registry keys so as to cause irrecoverable problem like start-up failure or lags in response of computer. However it cannot be written on the disk because of its lack of a PE header by which it can be allowed to be validated.

Moreover, similar to Cash Reminder and 1Button App, ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 can track and collect your confidential information such as your passwords, ID, email address and etc. For removing this virus, you can refer to the following removal instruction.

What harm ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 will cause in the system:

1. ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 will make modifications to DNS data and other system settings.
2. ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 will add a great many of unwanted advertisements to all your browsers.
3. ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 will automatically install additional programs and add-ons to your PC.
4. ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 will redirect you to questionable sites that might contain viruses.
5. will reduce system resources and make your PC run slowly.

Step 1: Uninstall ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from Control Panel

For Windows 7 and Vista users:

1. Click Start menu button, and click Control Panel
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2. Select View by Category and click Uninstall a program under Programs
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For Windows XP users:

1. Click Start menu button, and click Control Panel
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2. Click Add or Remove Programs
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For Windows 8 and 8.1 users:

Hover your mouse over the lower left corner of your screen, right click on the Start menu and select Programs and Features
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For Windows 10 users:

Right click on the Windows menu and select Programs and Features
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In the program list window, investigate all programs you installed, click on those suspicious programs, and click Uninstall or Remove to get rid of them.
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After you uninstall ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 and other potentially unwanted programs which may cause your browser redirect problem, it′s necessary to scan and check your computer system for any unwanted leftovers. To scan your system and detect any leftover, you can use this recommended malware detector.

 

Step 2: Remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from Google Chrome

Remove malignant extensions from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome, click its menu icon, move your mouse to More tools and click Extensions
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2. Investigate all extensions, and click the trash can to remove any unwanted extension
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Optional steps:

If you′re still receiving ads from ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2, you can reset your Google Chrome.

1. Click its menu icon and click Settings

2. Scroll down the Settings page and click Show advanced settings
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3. Move to the end of the page, and click Reset settings button under Reset settings section
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4. Click Reset button to continue
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Step 3: Remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from Mozilla Firefox

Remove malignant add-ons from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click its menu icon, and click Add-ons
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2. Click Extensions tab, investigate all add-ons, and click Remove button to remove any unwanted add-on
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Optional steps:

If you′re still receiving ads from ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2, you can reset your Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click its menu icon and click Open Help Menu
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2. Click Troubleshooting Information
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3. Click Refresh Firefox button to reset Mozilla Firefox
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4. Click Refresh Firefox button to continue
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Step 4: Remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from Internet Explorer

Remove malignant add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer, click the gear button, and click Manage Add-ons
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2. Click Toolbars and Extensions tab, investigate all add-ons, and click Remove or Disable to remove any unwanted add-on
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2, you can reset your Internet Explorer.

1. Click the gear button and click Internet Options

2. Click Advanced tab and then click Reset button to reset Internet Explorer
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3. Tick Delete personal settings option and click Reset to continue
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Step 5: Remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from Safari

Remove malignant extensions from Safari

1. Open Safari, click the gear button, and click Preferences…
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2. Click Extensions tab, investigate all extensions, and click Uninstall to remove any unwanted extension
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Optional steps:

If you′re still receiving ads from ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2, you can reset your Safari.

1. Click the gear button and click Reset Safari…
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2. Tick all options and click Reset button to reset Safari
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Step 6: Remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 from Opera

Remove malignant add-ons from Opera

1. Open Opera, click its menu icon, move your mouse to Extensions and click Extensions Manager
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2. Investigate all extensions, and click X to remove any unwanted extension
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2, you can reset your Opera.

1. Click its menu icon and click About Opera
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2. Copy your profile path and then close Opera
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3. Hold Windows logo and R keys on the keyboard to open Run
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4. Paste your profile path into the box and click OK
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5. Delete the whole folder
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Warm tips: if you are not comfortable with performing the above steps, you can use this recommended malware remover to help you automatically detect and remove ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 and other hidden malware.

Removal assistance:
If you are having problems while performing ADWARE/Yontoo.Gen2 removal from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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