How to Remove Yeabests (Removal Guide)

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This page aims to help you remove These Yeabests removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

What is is a class of programs that are designed to provide you with information in the form of advertisements. Such programs are being classified as adware. Do note that as it is not programmed to cause any harm, it is thus legal and is not considered as a virus. A virus is a piece of programming code that is malicious and cause harm to the computer in question. Viruses also tend to be self-replicating and will try to infect all other devices that come in contact with an infected PC. Adware, in comparison, is comparatively harmless in terms of system health and security., after being installed onto your computer, is able to function on any or all of the browsers in your computer, be it Firefox, Mozilla or Internet Explorer. Thus, changing between the browsers will usually not solve the issue. It is designed to be able to track your browsing patterns and history, favourites and bookmarks. After the initial stage of gathering information, it will then generate believable ads that are specially catered to your preferences. These ads may appear in the form of banners, pop-up ads and boxes or even as a separate window. They may feature coupons or deals of items or proclaiming that you have just won a lottery. All these ads are designed in such a way to entice you to click on it which you are highly encouraged to avoid doing.

Why should I not click on the ads?

After clicking on the ads, you will be directed to a third-party webpage. These webpages may vary in terms of the level of security threat that it poses. The most harmless page you can be directed to will be that of a previous webpage you have visited where the deal might be featured. Another relatively harmless page that you might be directed to is the third-party pay-per-click sites that allows the creators to earn some income when people, like you and I, visit the site. Some harmful pages might be those that doubles up as a portal for other adware to enter your computer without you knowing. There are also pages that prompts you to download a certain software. These programs often tend to be of low quality, or may have undesirable features such as weak security or other problems..

Why should I uninstall

Other than having to constantly avoid the numerous ads that it creates, the particular adware will also cause your computer to slow down as it is a program in itself and will take up valuable processing space to run.

Also, over time, the incessant number of ads might cause you undue amount of irritation, annoyance, frustration as well as stress. All of which can easily be avoided by removing

How did my computer get infected in the first place?

According to our research, there are a number of ways in which people get infected by this pest, – just as much ways as there are to perform Yeabests removal.

The most common way is through downloading one of the many free and illegal programs that are widely available on the Internet. This is where the adware is being tied together with the program as a bundle. When downloading the program then, the adware will also be downloaded together without you knowing. This process is known as bundling.

In such cases then, exercise caution when going through the installation process. Opt for the “Custom Installation” so that you are able to vet through the names of the files. Uncheck any ones that seem unfamiliar to you.

Another way in which you could have gotten infected is when you open up emails from unknown senders. When you see emails from unknown senders, do not open the mail. Instead, direct it straightaway to your “Junk Mail” folder. It will also be prudent to configure your mailbox settings such that it will direct similar mails straight to the “Junk Mail” folder in the future (or do it yourself)


Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (Various undesirable Ads will fill your screen and distract you from work)
Symptoms The Ads themselves are the most prominent symptom, although you may also experience other annoyances such as having your search engine changed.
Distribution Method Adware programs are most commonly bundled in the installers of other applications.
Detection Tool Adware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.


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Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Delete all of these lines, they are part of the problem.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Delete them and save the file.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Atrayee,
    these are harmless, you can leave them as they are. We looked into them and they happened to be safe. Contact us if you have further questions.

  • sx

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi sx,
      these IPs are legit. Our team found out that these are harmless. Contact us if you have more questions.

  • johnnyB
    These appear under local host! Please help I know that i was infected with some kind of chinese viruses.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi johnyB,
      these IPs are fine. Our team researched them and they turn out to be legit. Contact us for further help.

  • Jerome Desiderio

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Jerome,
      these IPs are fine. We checked them and they turn out to be legit.

  • Oliver James Simbulan

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Oliver,
      these IPs are legit. We researched them and they turned out to be harmless.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi vishal,
    at this point i can’t really help you. Can you be more specific?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Jacel,
    these IPs are fine. We checked them and they are legit.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi scyclone,
    these are fine. We researched them and they are legit.

  • Abhishek Katyal

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Abhishek,
      these IPs are fine. We researched these IPs and they turned out to be legit.

  • mcOSx






    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi mcOSx,
      can you be more detailed so we can help you.

  • George

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi George,
      these IPs are fine. We researched them and they turned out to be legit.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Fat Man,
    everything good ?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Shahniam,
    you should delete these entries from the file.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Kappa,
    you should delete these IPs.

  • ayman muneer

    is Spyhunter virus free, cause I have a Chinese thing called UC NOTE=I almost deleted the program files and while downloading UC virus (by mistake)it downloaded some more apps like yeabests

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi ayman,
      yes SpyHunter in virus free. When you click one of our banners, automatically you will download the installation executable. No bundles or anything else only SpyHunter.

  • hello13

    I’ve tried every possible way to remove but it is not going away. there is no suspicious program in my control panel but a Chinese program named ucbrowser downloaded itself in c drive. it is not getting deleted from c drive. what should I do?

    and these were the few ips that I have below my ip

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      you should delete these IPs. Are you following the steps in Safe Mode ?

      • hello13

        what is safe mode ?

        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Hi again,
          the first step you should do in order to remove is to Reboot in Safe Mode. Follow the guide. If you don’t know how to reboot in Safe Mode you can follow this link . Keep us posted if you need further assistance.

          • hello13

            will rebooting delete my data?

          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            Hi again,
            rebooting means restarting your system. Just follow the steps on the link i provided you with.

          • hello13

            ok thank you very much
            will try and get back …

          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            Hi there, how did it go?

          • hello13

            nothing happened after I did it into safe mode
            the icons became too large
            anyways I followed the steps
            there is nothing fishy in my control panel , nothing in the msgconfig box and all , even ie properties are fine
            but this is not going at all.
            and after I completed the process ; I went to system config. and unchecked boot and restarted the computer it was back to normal but my desktop looks changed
            Icons are less , smaller , something’s missing I feel
            and the desktop suddenly looks spacious and large……………..

          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            Hi, the reason ico size changes is because of the resolution changed. You can easily set that by right-clickin on an empty space on ur desktop and clicking on Display Settings, and then on Advanced Display settings.

            As for Yeabeasts did u go to the extensions on your browser? Also – can u try clicking on the small shavron on the taskbar, which hides active processes. Search for it there.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi again, it’s probably because you did a reboot. Glad the issue is resolved for you, write again if you experience any more trouble.