How to Remove Yeadesktop.com Browser Hijacker

Please help me kill nasty Chrome virus. The chrome browser on my desktop has been hacked by Yeadesktop.com. Only this browser is infected, Firefox and IE are fine. Right now I only find it has changed homepage and there is no extension is added. But when I use Firefox to browse, sometimes I will get some ads. I do not know if these ads are supported by the website I scan or caused by virus. The homepage of Firefox is not changed. I have tried Chrome clean tool but it does not help. Any idea?

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Learn More about Yeadesktop.com

Yeadesktop.com is an insecure search engine. It comes to target computer and try to control your homepage so as to make its domain to be default. Unlike other browser hijackers which pretend to be safe to use via offering a clean interface to convince you, this browser hijacker acts more annoying. it randomly shows pop up ads above the search box. The ads are so annoying that they are even able to cover the search box. This is strange as other browser hijackers want to convince you to use their search function or services but this one just want to stop you from using the search function. No matter how many times you try to reload this page, you will continue getting ads without an end. However, the pop up windows are able to be closed by clicking X button. The important thing is that the X button hides so well that it can not be easily found. It takes some times to find it and once you do, you will get a new one. Besides random pop up ads and search box, this website still offers quick links to many famous websites, including YouTube, Amazon, Facebook and so on. Below the quick links buttons, there are many other quick links which link to online games websites. They consist attractive images and names. When you see them, you can help clicking on them as they look funny. However, this can be the main purpose of this browser hijacker as It wants to promote these websites and games. It wants to attract your attention and tempts you. as long as you click on any one of them, you may try playing it if you feel bored. At this time, it is undoubtedly that you are tricked by this website as you have helped the games website increase their visitor numbers and promote their games, too.

 

yeadesktop.com homepage

 

Apart from this, there are other contents below quick links of games. There are some notes under games images. Regardless the content of this website, what you should really focus on is that safety of it. If this website automatically appears on your computer, it means that your computer is infected by browser hijacker and your web browser is hijacked. When you open the infected web browser, you will get this website at the beginning. After, whether you are attracted by the contents or not, you are difficult to avoid it as it has totally controlled your web browser. It can still control your online activities and spy on your actions. As it is said above that this browser hijacker is different from other browser hijacker which wants to trick you into using its search engine. This browser hijacker seems like it does not want you to use its search function. Even you use, you will not get any search result as you will be redirected back to this page again. According to the button of search box, this website should provide Yahoo search for you and when you type something in search box and click Yahoo search button, you will be redirected to Yahoo search page instead. But the weird thing is that after clicking at the button, you get nothing but this website again. After click to search, this page suddenly reloads and goes back to its homepage. It indicates that this search function of it is unavailable. The main purpose of other browser hijacker which convinces you to use their search function is to spy on your online activities and collect your search queries. Afterwards, these browser hijackers can analyze your search habits and favorites. Through making use of your online habit, they are able to show more related pop up ads in the affected web browser. But this one directly shows games links and the images are so attractive that you may click on them directly. No matter what kind of browser hijacker, all it wants is to make you access third party websites.

 

How Did You Get Yeadesktop.com browser hijacker?

This is a frequently asked question that many victims of browser hijacker usually ask. Generally, browser hijacker use freeware to distribute. The free program you download from insecure website or even from official website can be the carrier of a browser hijacker. As browser hijacker is not a virus and the website of it is safe, most antivirus software can not detect it when it comes to computer along with third parties. You start installing with installer and end up with being attacked because this browser hijacker gets installed at the same time when you agree the installation of third party. You get no notice of the infection because it is a bundle in checkbox.

 

All additional bundles are showed in checkbox. The additional processes in checkbox do not show any window to ask your permission for installing. They will be all installed when the third party installer is permitted to install. However, you still can stop it from installing because you can open checkbox and remove it first. So that it will not be installed. This simple step can avoid many potential risks like adware, browser hijacker and PUPs. But there is a important thing you should notice that some browser hijacker can not be removed from checkbox as it does not even have this option. Once it can not be removed from checkbox, it may be installed on computer after the third party program finishes installing. For this reason, you are not able to stop it at the beginning. What you can do is to remove Yeadesktop.com from browser manually from browsers.

 

How to Remove Yeadesktop.com Browser Hijacker

If you want to fully get rid of Yeadesktop.com, you need to find its links from browsers and delete them, and then search related files and folders in computer. Finally, you should locate associated registry entries and remove them all.

 

Note: The manual removal will waste your time if you are not familiar with malware removal. The professional steps would be too complicated for you to follow. If it takes a long time to deal with this malware, it may have migrated to other browsers. To quickly remove Yeadesktop.com, click to download professional malware removal tool.

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Manual Removal Guide

 

 

Step one. Uninstall malicious programs from computer

For Windows 7 & Vista:

Click the “Start“menu, and then click “Control Panel”. 1

Then, select “Uninstall a program” under “Programs” category.

uninstall a program - Windows 7

In the window that shows all installed programs, find out suspisious program, select it and click on the Uninstall/Change button.

For Windows 8:

Right-click Start menu and select Programs and Features.

Programs and Features

In the opened window, look for suspicious and then click Uninstall to remove it.

 

 

For Windows XP:

From desktop, click “Start” menu and then choose “Control Panel” option

1

In the window that opens, double click the “Add or Remove Programs” link.

addorremoveprograms

Find the risky program you want to remove, select it and then click the “Remove” button.

Step two. Remove FunnySurfing.com from infected browsers

chrome iconGoogle Chrome

Open chrome startup page, click main settings icon at the top right corner and move to choose “settings” option from pull-down list

 

settings

 

 

Go to settings page, click “set pages” option.

 

set pages

Remove FunnySurfing.com link from startup pages window. Then you can leave the start up page box blank or just put “about:blank” or other favorite start up page link into it optionally.

 

 

Click “OK” to save.

start up page ok

 

Back to settings page, click “change” option.

change

Remove FunnySurfing.com link from home page option. Put “about:blank” into it instead or you can just leave it blank.reset chrome home page

 

Click “OK” to save and existhome page ok

 

 

close web browser

firefox iconMozilla Firefox

open Firefox homepage, click main menu icon and selet “options”

options

go to homepage setting and remove FunnySurfing.com link from homepage box.

Remove from firefox homepage

 

close web browser

ie iconInternet Explorer

Open IE homepage, click main settings icon at the top right corner and then select “internet options” from list

 

internet options

 

Go to internet options window, delete FunnySurfing.com from homepage box and then put “about:blank” into it instead.

 

remove from ie homepage

Do not forgive to click “OK” to save the changes.

Step three. Delete FunnySurfing.com from properties settings

Delete link from properties settings

Find Firefox icon on desktop, right click it first, and then select “properties” option from the drop-down list.

FIREFOX

Once the new window is opened, check “target” section and delete http://FunnySurfing.com/ which is added after “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”. Delete the unwanted link and leave “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” only. Check it again, click “OK” as it is clear.

clean firefox shortcut

 

Click continue once the “access denied” window pops up

FIREFOX

 

Delete link from properties settings

 

Find Chrome icon on desktop, right click it first, and then select “properties” option from the drop-down list.

CHROME

Once the new window is opened, check “target” section and delete http://FunnySurfing.com/ which is added after “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”. Delete the unwanted link and leave “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” only. Check it again, click “OK” as it is clear.

clean chrome shortcut

Click continue once the “access denied” window pops up

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Delete link from properties settings

Find Internet Explorer icon on desktop, right click it first, and then select “properties” option from the drop-down list.

IE

 

Once the new window is opened, check “target” section and delete http://FunnySurfing.com/ which is added after “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe””. Delete the unwanted link and leave “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”” only. Check it again, click “OK” as it is clear.

clean ie shortcut

Step four. Locate and remove registry entries:

Click start or windows icon at the lower let corner on desktop, search “regedit” on computer. And then click “regedit” program

VDownloader

As a result, the registry editor will pop up. Click “edit” and then choose “find”

Edit-Find

Once the search box pops up, put FunnySurfing.com into it and click “find next” option

find registry

Delete related registry string found after searching.

registry found

Right click it and select “delete”

 

delete registry

Back to find related registry again and repeat this step till no related strings are found.

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Are you failed to delete Yeadesktop.com browser hijacker from computer manually? There are many possible reason which lead to removal failure. The reason may be that you can not find its related program from list of APPs so that you have not uninstalled anything. Or you may have not deleted all links of it. As it is been designed to control your online behavior of infected computer security, it should not be kept on computer. No matter how stubborn it is, using malware removal tool can solve your problem.

 

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