There are many types of unwanted software and one of them is the YeaPlayer adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software, which causes the appearance of various pop-up ads within your browser, have a negative impact on the functioning of your personal computer. It modifies system settings, generates a ton of various advertisements, slows down the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-pages are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the YeaPlayer adware is showing ads, so it may reroute your internet browser to an annoying ad site, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the browser’s address bar, then the web browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad site.
The malicious programs from the ad-supported software family that alters the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the various annoying ad web-sites.
What is more, the adware may show ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the step-by-step instructions below as quickly as possible. The few simple steps will assist you to get rid of YeaPlayer adware as well as clean your machine from all unwanted pop-ups and annoying ads. What is more, the instructions below will help you delete other malicious software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC along with the adware.
How does YeaPlayer adware get installed onto computer
How to manually remove YeaPlayer adware from computer
This useful removal guide for the YeaPlayer. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove YeaPlayer adware let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove YeaPlayer redirects from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove YeaPlayer ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of YeaPlayer pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete YeaPlayer redirects
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the browser redirect to unwanted ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying advertisements and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Remove YeaPlayer redirects from Mozilla Firefox
First, launch the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove YeaPlayer ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been modified by ‘ad supported’ software.
- Now run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your startpage, new tab page and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of YeaPlayer pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
To delete the annoying ads you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC 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 delete YeaPlayer redirects
Once the adware is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
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 start your PC, it will open an unwanted ad or misleading web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box which titled as 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 in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete YeaPlayer adware automatically
You can remove YeaPlayer automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out the YeaPlayer and other malware which cause unwanted ads within your browser. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When the system scan is complete, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause annoying advertisements. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove ad-supported software and other malicious programs.
How to block YeaPlayer redirects
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and malicious pages, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- Once downloading is done, run 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 run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, YeaPlayer redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your machine and get rid of YeaPlayer adware with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out the YeaPlayer’s components and other malicious software which cause a redirect to unwanted ad sites.
Once the system scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, press “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the steps outlined above, your PC should be clean from the YeaPlayer adware and malicious software. The FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer show unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying YeaPlayer adware.