If your web-browser is re-directed to a previously unseen site named the Yhwh.me offering install an questionable browser extension, then it is possible that your computer has become a victim of an unwanted software from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) family. In many cases the ‘ad supported’ software was set on your PC without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to open a ton of annoying pop ups, deals and ads within the IE, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox’s screen. As, the advertisers don’t disdain to use any ways to promote their pages and attract new users. Below we explain how to get rid of the adware and thereby remove Yhwh.me unwanted pop-ups from your web browser.
The ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for internet browser reroute to the unwanted Yhwh.me site, can attack your computer’s web-browsers like the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and MS Edge. Maybe you approve the idea that the popups from it is just a small problem. But these intrusive Yhwh.me advertisements eat personal computer resources. Even worse, it can collect your browsing history and privacy data, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, privacy information can be used for marketing purposes.
Most often, the adware affects the most common internet browsers like the Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF, Edge and Google Chrome. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by modifying its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the unwanted Yhwh.me web-page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an intrusive web page will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your system from the adware as well as delete Yhwh.me annoying pop ups from the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge and other web-browsers.
How to remove Yhwh.me popups
The answer is right here on this web-page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to free your system of adware that causes web-browsers to open unwanted Yhwh.me popup. Moreover, you may choose manual or automatic removal way. If you’re familiar with the PC system then use manual removal, otherwise run the free antimalware utility made specifically to remove adware. Of course, you can combine both methods. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your system or exit this web site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Yhwh.me, complete the following steps:
- Get rid of Yhwh.me redirect without any tools
- How to get rid of Yhwh.me pop ups with free programs
- How to block Yhwh.me pop-ups
- How to prevent Yhwh.me pop-up from getting inside your PC system
- Finish words
Get rid of Yhwh.me redirect without any tools
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to get rid of the Yhwh.me pop ups from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge web-browsers.
Remove Yhwh.me associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of PUPs like this adware, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker or potentially unwanted programs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a apps which you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your PC system start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed on the screen below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and get rid of all dubious and unknown applications. We advise to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. Once you’ve found anything questionable that may be the adware which causes unwanted Yhwh.me popup or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your PC system.
Remove Yhwh.me popup from Chrome
Use the Reset web browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab, search provider and startpage to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser redirects to undesired ad web pages like Yhwh.me.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another solution to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s done, the web-browser’s settings including search engine by default, new tab page and home page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Delete Yhwh.me redirect from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web browser you restore your internet browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad supported software that responsible for internet browser redirect to the undesired Yhwh.me web page.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
When the process is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s default search provider, startpage and newtab to default state.
Get rid of Yhwh.me redirect from Firefox
If the FF internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings like newtab page, homepage and search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware which made to redirect your web browser to various ad web-pages like Yhwh.me. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Yhwh.me redirect
Unfortunately, the adware that made to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-sites such as Yhwh.me, can also hijack Windows shortcut files (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the Yhwh.me ad web site will be displayed when you launch the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox or another internet browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your internet browser. Next, choose the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut file for the web-browser that is redirected to the Yhwh.me or other intrusive web page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The adware responsible for Yhwh.me pop up can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you run your web-browser. Depending on the internet browser you’re using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar to “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the internet browser from this desktop shortcut file, it does not occur automatically reroute on the Yhwh.me web site or any other unwanted web pages. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying Yhwh.me site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by malicious apps.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown in the figure 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.
How to get rid of Yhwh.me pop ups with free programs
Manual removal steps does not always help to completely delete the ad-supported software, as it’s not easy to identify and delete components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely get rid of Yhwh.me off your web-browser. Several free malware removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the ad supported software. The optimum solution would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Scan and free your web browser of Yhwh.me redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you delete potentially unwanted apps, hijacker infections, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware that causes browsers to display undesired Yhwh.me pop-ups.
Now you can install and use Zemana to get rid of Yhwh.me pop ups from your browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana Free installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is done, this malicious software removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes internet browsers to show annoying Yhwh.me popup. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the Zemana Free program is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat.
After that process is finished, you may check all items found on your system. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove ad supported software responsible for Yhwh.me pop-ups and move items to the program’s quarantine. When the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
Run Malwarebytes to delete Yhwh.me pop ups
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the ad-supported software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove annoying Yhwh.me pop ups from your web browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this process is done, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware responsible for redirecting your web browser to Yhwh.me web page. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guidance or the video guide below.
Remove Yhwh.me pop up from web-browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for ad supported software responsible for redirects to Yhwh.me, potentially unwanted apps and browser hijackers and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you remove any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
- Please go to the link below to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 12, 2018
- Once the download is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is opened, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that causes multiple undesired pop-ups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your system. While the AdwCleaner is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- When the checking is done, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. When you’re ready, click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block Yhwh.me pop-ups
By installing an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard, you are able to stop Yhwh.me, autoplaying video ads and delete a large amount of distracting and annoying ads on web-sites.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown in the following example.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop ups, Yhwh.me redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 can be found on your desktop.
How to prevent Yhwh.me pop-up from getting inside your PC system
Once you’ve finished the step-by-step guide above, your machine should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Edge will no longer display annoying Yhwh.me page when you browse the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the step by step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 unwanted Yhwh.me pop-ups.