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Yontoo adware - how to eliminate Buzzdock ads from Google and deceptive ads from YouTube?
What is Yontoo?
Yontoo is a company that develops browser add-ons and web applications. Their products include web apps such as Best Video Downloader (a web app that allows users to download videos from YouTube), PageRage (an app that allows users to change Facebook layouts), EasyInline (an app that enables the highlighting of text and provides options to search across various popular resource sites), and many others. While the idea of enhancing your Internet browsing experience with various browser add-ons and plug-ins is valid, Yontoo apps are ad-supported and thus employ some deceptive methods to display them. For example, after installing Best Video Downloader, visitors to YouTube will notice that the ads no longer originate from Google - the Yontoo app overrides them with its own.
It is important to note that downloading YouTube videos in this manner does not comply with copyright law, and furthermore, ads shown within YouTube after installing Best Video Downloader app can compromise the security of your PC and your privacy. Some of these ads will request users to complete online forms in order to claim a scam prize. Dubious ads such as these could also result in the installation of unwanted applications or even malware.
When any Yontoo apps are installed on your Internet browsers, the displayed ads relating to searches no longer originate from Google. Yontoo overrides them with Buzzdock ads. Google is a reputable company, which spends a great deal of time and money to filter out ads that could harm your computer or invade your privacy. Note that it is not advisable to allow third party ads imposed in your browsers to replace original Google ads. If you have willingly installed Yontoo and are happy with the free services, then no action is necessary, however, be cautious when clicking ads displayed in YouTube and Google. If you are concerned about your computer's security and your own privacy, remove this app from your PC. Use the removal guide provided to help eliminate Yontoo from your computer.
Why you should remove Yontoo from your computer:
- Yontoo overrides your Internet browsers and displays deceptive ads
- Slower Internet browsing experience
- Yontoo is detected as adware, a Trojan, or as an unwanted application by most legitimate antivirus vendors
Quick menu: Quick solution to remove Yontoo Virus
- What is Yontoo?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Yontoo application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Yontoo add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Yontoo plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Yontoo extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Yontoo ads from Safari.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Yontoo", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Yontoo, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Yontoo removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Yontoo related entries (Yontoo Api, Yontoo) and disable them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yontoo , reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Yontoo", select it and click on the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yontoo , reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Yontoo".
Computer users who have problems with yontoo removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Yontoo Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.
Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove yontoo virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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