This page aims to help you remove Yeabests.cc. These Yeabests removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
What is Yeabests.cc?
Yeabests.cc 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.
Yeabests.cc, 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 Yeabests.cc?
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 Yeabests.cc.
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)
|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.|
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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.
- Do not skip this – Yeabests.cc 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:
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:
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.
Remove Yeabests.cc from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Yeabests.cc from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Yeabests.cc from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
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.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End 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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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