Adware.Yontoo

Short bio

Adware.Yontoo is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a large family of adware targeting Windows systems.

Symptoms

Most Adware.Yontoo variants work with browser hijacking capabilities. They also install a toolbar and hook themselves deep into the affected operating system.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Yontoo by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Yontoo

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Yontoo without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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