The YeaDesktop is an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad supported’ software may alter the settings of web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge or install a harmful browser extension, which created to generate a large amount of annoying pop-up ads. It will lead to the fact that when you start the web browser or surfing the Net, it will always be forced to display YeaDesktop pop-up ads, even when your web browser is configured to stop popup ads or your machine has a program that stops pop-up ads. On current date, the adware continues to increase the number of computers that have been infected.
The malicious applications from the ‘ad supported’ software family that modifies the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the annoying YeaDesktop advertisements.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to display dozens of ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. So, the YeaDesktop is just one of the programs of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the web-browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit dangerous web-sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of ad supported software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad supported software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We recommend to get rid of the YeaDesktop adware, which redirects your browser on to unwanted ad pages, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC system.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of YeaDesktop adware
How to manually remove YeaDesktop adware
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your computer of ad-supported software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to delete YeaDesktop adware which causes lots of unwanted pop-up ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Delete YeaDesktop pop-up ads from FF
- Delete YeaDesktop ads from Google Chrome
- Delete YeaDesktop from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted programs may get rid of the annoying ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the internet 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 that starts with “http://” that 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete YeaDesktop pop-up ads from FF
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto unwanted ad web pages.
First, start the FF and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown 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 on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Delete YeaDesktop 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 replaced by adware.
- Now start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this process is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete YeaDesktop from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove annoying ads.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted ad web pages opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of YeaDesktop with free malware remover
Remove YeaDesktop adware manually is difficult and often the ‘ad supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, web-browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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- Close all applications and windows on your PC. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is done, click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the YeaDesktop adware that redirects your browser to annoying ad web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop unwanted ads
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When downloading is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, unwanted ads, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete YeaDesktop advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the YeaDesktop adware your personal computer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad-supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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When the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out malicious extensions and YeaDesktop adware that displays lots of annoying ads. When it has finished scanning your machine, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ad supported software, browser hijackers and other harmful programs.
Once you have finished the guide shown above, your computer should be clean from malware and adware. The FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display YeaDesktop unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown web-sites. Unfortunately, if the instructions 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 your PC system, 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 YeaDesktop advertisements.