What is YellowSend?
YellowSend presents itself as a legitimate application allowing users to share their files without any limitations - "Sending files was never so easy. Just shake all the files, pictures, videos, to YellowSend window, specify the recipient(s) and let us do the rest. They will receive it all."
By promising these features, developers aim to trick users into believing that YellowSend is legitimate software, however, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users' permission and tracks Internet browsing activity.
Unlike other adware-type applications, YellowSend does not generate intrusive online advertisements, however, it does monitors Internet browsing activity and collect various software and hardware information including, for example, IP addresses, browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, cookies, etc.), banking and payment information (such as credit card details and account numbers), etc.
After recording this information, developers share it with third party companies who can misuse it to generate revenue.
Some of this information can contain personally identifiable details, and therefore, having YellowSend installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you uninstall YellowSend immediately.
YellowSend (a previous variant of this adware was named 'AnySend') does not generate advertisements, however, it is similar to other adware-type applications. There are hundreds of PUPs with identical behavior including, for example, DynamicWPaper, PlayGEM, and ZiperFly.
These applications offer useful functionality simply to trick users to install. After infiltrating the system, they generate advertisements and collect personally identifiable information. Applications such as YellowSend are designed simply to generate revenue for the developers - they provide no significant value for the user.
How did YellowSend install on my computer?
The developers (ClickMeIn Limited) distribute this application using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs with regular software/apps). Therefore, YellowSend usually infiltrates systems without users' permission.
Many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software, and thus, developers intentionally conceal rogue apps within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings section. Unaware of this, users inadvertently installing PUPs when rushing the download/installation processes.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be avoided by taking two simple steps. Firstly, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' download/installation settings. Furthermore, closely analyze each step and decline all offers to download or install additional programs. The key to computer safety is caution - never rush when downloading and installing software.
Deceptive free software installers used in YellowSend adware distribution:
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- What is YellowSend?
- STEP 1. Uninstall YellowSend application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove unwanted addons from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove adware from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove unwanted plugins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
YellowSend adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "YellowSend", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes YellowSend ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove YellowSend adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, YellowSend did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yellow send adware, 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 "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yellow send adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with yellow send adware 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the yellow send adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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