Have you become that your internet browser randomly shows yx0.pw, instead of the one you want to see? It’s a sign that you have an installed ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) on your PC. The ad supported software is a part of malicious software that created to display a large number of unwanted pop-up ads. Use the few simple steps below as soon as possible. It’ll clear your computer from adware that generates tons of advertisements in the browser and thereby remove the redirect to yx0.pw web site.
The malicious applications from the ad-supported software family that modifies the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying yx0.pw ads.
The adware may insert lots of ads directly to the pages that you visit, creating a sense that the ads has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad-supported software has the ability to collect lots of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to delete adware and clean your computer from yx0.pw pop-up ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to yx0.pw annoying web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does yx0.pw ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove yx0.pw advertisements
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to remove the yx0.pw pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of yx0.pw from Chrome
- Delete yx0.pw ads from FF
- Get rid of yx0.pw advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove yx0.pw redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following image.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown applications.
Get rid of yx0.pw from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete yx0.pw ads from FF
If the FF settings have been modified by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto yx0.pw web site.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of yx0.pw advertisements from Internet Explorer
To delete the yx0.pw pop-ups you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following image.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove yx0.pw redirect
Once installed, the ad-supported software may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will open the yx0.pw unwanted site.
Right click on the web-browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which begins with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, press OK to save changes. You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad-supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your machine, it will show yx0.pw annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove yx0.pw advertisements automatically
You can remove yx0.pw pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete ad supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the malware and adware which cause the yx0.pw advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your machine. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause yx0.pw ads. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other dangerous applications.
How to stop yx0.pw
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- When the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, yx0.pw redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with yx0.pw redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of yx0.pw , then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner using the link below. AdwCleaner download
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the ad-supported software that generates yx0.pw ads.
- When the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to remove ad supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC system should be clean of the yx0.pw ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs and ‘ad-supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove yx0.pw redirect from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.