What is Ywfiof.com?
Ywfiof.com is a website that uses social engineering techniques to deceive computer users into subscribing to browser push notifications. These push notifications will essentially be advertisements for ‘free’ online games, fake prizes scams, dubious web-browser extensions, adult web sites, and fake downloads.
The Ywfiof.com web-site will display the ‘Click Allow to’ (access the content of the website, enable Flash Player, download a file, connect to the Internet, watch a video) message, asking users to subscribe to notifications. Once the user click the ‘Allow’ button, unwanted pop-up ads will start to appear on the desktop.
If you started to receive notifications from Ywfiof.com, then in order to get rid of them, you should open your browser settings and follow a few simple steps, which are described below. After disabling Ywfiof.com notifications, unwanted popups ads will no longer appear on your desktop.
|Name||Ywfiof.com pop up|
|Type||spam push notifications, browser notification spam, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||PUPs, malicious popup ads, social engineering attack, adware software|
|Removal||Ywfiof.com removal guide|
How does your personal computer get infected with Ywfiof.com pop-ups
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to Ywfiof.com from shady advertisements or by PUPs and adware. In most cases, adware installs on the PC system in a bundle with freeware that you downloaded and installed from the World Wide Web. Once it gets inside your PC, it will configure itself to start automatically when the computer start. Adware can change web-browser settings, redirect your browser to undesired webpages, display intrusive popups from various third-party ad networks and these intrusive advertisements is hard to close.
The majority of adware gets onto computer by being attached to freeware or even paid apps which Web users can easily download online. The install packages of such apps, in many cases, clearly indicate that they will install additional programs. The option is given to users to stop the install of any optional applications. So, in order to avoid the installation of any adware: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, choose only Custom or Advanced setup option and disable all optional software in which you are unsure.
How to remove Ywfiof.com pop up advertisements (removal guide)
In the guidance below we will have a look at the adware software and how to remove Ywfiof.com from Google Chrome, MS Edge, IE and Mozilla Firefox web-browsers for MS Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this website. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Ywfiof.com pop ups, execute the steps below:
- How to delete Ywfiof.com advertisements without any software
- Automatic Removal of Ywfiof.com
- How to block Ywfiof.com
How to delete Ywfiof.com advertisements without any software
This part of the article is a step-by-step guidance that will allow you to delete Ywfiof.com pop-ups manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional apps.
Uninstalling the Ywfiof.com, check the list of installed apps first
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this adware, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware software, hijacker or potentially unwanted programs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove questionable and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove Ywfiof.com notifications from web-browsers
If you are in situation where you don’t want to see browser notifications from the Ywfiof.com website. In this case, you can turn off web notifications for your web browser in MS Windows/Mac OS/Android. Find your browser in the list below, follow few simple steps to remove web-browser permissions to display notifications.
- Click on ‘three dots menu’ button at the top-right corner of the Chrome window.
- Select ‘Settings’. Then, scroll down to the bottom where it says ‘Advanced’.
- In the ‘Privacy and Security’ section, click on ‘Site settings’.
- Click on ‘Notifications’.
- Find the Ywfiof.com site and click the three vertical dots button next to it, then click on ‘Remove’.
- Open Chrome.
- In the top right corner, find and tap the Google Chrome menu (three dots).
- In the menu tap ‘Settings’, scroll down to ‘Advanced’.
- In the ‘Site Settings’, tap on ‘Notifications’, locate the Ywfiof.com URL and tap on it.
- Tap the ‘Clean & Reset’ button and confirm.
- Click on ‘three bars’ button at the right upper corner.
- Select ‘Options’ and click on ‘Privacy & Security’ on the left hand side of the browser window.
- Scroll down to ‘Permissions’ and then to ‘Settings’ next to ‘Notifications’.
- Select the Ywfiof.com domain from the list and change the status to ‘Block’.
- Save changes.
- In the right upper corner, click the Edge menu button (three dots).
- Scroll down, find and click ‘Settings’. In the left side select ‘Advanced’.
- In the ‘Website permissions’ section click ‘Manage permissions’.
- Click the switch under the Ywfiof.com site and each dubious site.
- In the right upper corner of the screen, click on the menu button (gear icon).
- When the drop-down menu appears, click on ‘Internet Options’.
- Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and select ‘Settings’ in the pop-up blockers section.
- Find the Ywfiof.com domain and click the ‘Remove’ button to delete the URL.
- Click ‘Safari’ button on the top left hand corner of the browser and select ‘Preferences’.
- Open ‘Websites’ tab, then in the left menu click on ‘Notifications’.
- Check for Ywfiof.com domain, other questionable sites and apply the ‘Deny’ option for each.
Remove Ywfiof.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
This step will show you how to reset Chrome browser settings to original state. This can get rid of Ywfiof.com pop up advertisements and fix some browsing problems, especially after adware infection. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another solution to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-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, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the process of cleaning. When it’s complete, the browser’s settings including default search provider, homepage and newtab back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your device.
Remove Ywfiof.com pop up advertisements from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox internet browser is redirected to Ywfiof.com without your permission or an unknown search provider shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click 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 click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Ywfiof.com advertisements from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer internet browser you restore your web-browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware which causes pop ups.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” similar to the one 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 displayed in the following example.
When the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
Automatic Removal of Ywfiof.com advertisements
Using a malware removal tool to detect and remove adware hiding on your computer is probably the easiest method to get rid of the Ywfiof.com popup ads. We recommends the Zemana application for Windows personal computers. Hitman Pro and MalwareBytes are other anti malware utilities for Microsoft Windows that offers a free malicious software removal.
How to delete Ywfiof.com pop-up advertisements with Zemana Anti Malware
Zemana Anti-Malware is an extremely fast tool to remove Ywfiof.com advertisements from the Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. It also removes malware and adware from your personal computer. It improves your system’s performance by removing potentially unwanted apps.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the figure below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your PC.
Once install is complete, you will see window as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to scan for adware software that causes Ywfiof.com pop-up ads.
When that process is done, Zemana Free will produce a list of unwanted applications and adware software. Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware software that causes Ywfiof.com popup advertisements and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine.
Remove Ywfiof.com pop-ups and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to delete adware that causes Ywfiof.com ads in your internet browser, hijackers, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You can run this tool to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
- First, please go to the link below, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Hitman Pro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- After the download is done, start the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan for the adware related to the Ywfiof.com popups. This task may take some time, so please be patient.
- After the scanning is finished, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected items on your device. You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
How to delete Ywfiof.com with MalwareBytes
If you’re still having issues with the Ywfiof.com popups — or just wish to scan your computer occasionally for adware and other malware — download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. It’s free for home use, and detects and removes various undesired apps that attacks your personal computer or degrades PC system performance. MalwareBytes AntiMalware can remove adware, potentially unwanted apps as well as malware, including ransomware and trojans.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, launch the file called MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like the one below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will allow you set up MalwareBytes Anti Malware on the PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware software responsible for Ywfiof.com advertisements. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the system scan is complete, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your PC system. Review the report and then press “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will remove adware software that causes multiple intrusive pop-ups and move the selected threats to the Quarantine. When the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
How to block Ywfiof.com
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocking application for the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of annoying advertisements, popunders, pop-ups, unwanted new tab pages, and even full page advertisements and webpage overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the Ywfiof.com ads automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is finished, you will see a window similar to the one below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Ywfiof.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web 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, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
After completing the instructions shown above, your computer should be clean from this adware software and other malware. The MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer display unwanted Ywfiof.com web-site when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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