Yontoo adware removal

After downloading a tool from the web, which I thought would help me speed up my download speed; I ended up messing the computer with Yontoo virus. This threat is bugging my Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome. Yontoo toolbar is all over my browser. My home page is changed with unknown search engine.

Apparently, I have removed the tool I downloaded but was not able to delete Yontoo from the computer. Various scripts from this adware keep on popping-up each time I browse the web like Buzzdock and Sanity Switch. The latest I’ve seen is Pagerage by Yontoo. I keep on ignoring these pop-ups but I guess there is no way that it will stop from appearing on my PC.

AVG is my installed antivirus software. I have used it to scan the computer. It found no infection other than a couple of adware. After deleting the identified threat, I was hoping that I will never see Yontoo LLC products after reboot. Sadly, the adware is still intact.

I couldn’t think of any other way to uninstall Yontoo. I am seeking procedures from various forums and boards but most requires a paid application. Is there a way to get rid of this adware without the need to purchase any tools? If I will not be lucky to find a solution, I was thinking of reformatting Windows.

David_C

1 Response

  1. facefriend says:

    Uninstall Yontoo from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Yontoo or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove Yontoo on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for Yontoo entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    Here is Internet Explorer’s frequently asked question for your reference:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Internet-Explorer-add-ons-frequently-asked-questions

    How to Uninstall Yontoo in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see Yontoo from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    If you cannot delete the extension, you can simply disable it. See how to manage Google Chrome Extension from this page:
    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=187443

    How to Remove Yontoo in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove Yontoo from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.