This page was created to help users remove Yourwebing from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their computer (Windows 10 included).
If you are looking for a way to remove Yourwebing from your machine then our article will help you out. But before we begin the removal process you have to realize what you are up against and how your computer was infected in the first place. This is important, because it could help prevent your computer from future threats. Viruses don’t change all that often over time and once your recognize the tricks they use you’ll have an easy time spotting them before they make it into your computer.
Yourwebing is particular is an Adware based type of virus, which means that it will create an endless wave of advertisements whenever you try to browse the internet. The common trigger for these Ads spawning is whenever you start your browser, or load a page/tab/open a link. The Ads could be presented under the form of pop-up windows, banners or maybe even whole new pages with interesting information mixed with Ads. They could even manifest inside random words of any text you read – these words will pop-up pictures of the Ads and if clicked will work like hyperlinks.
Do not click on the Ads
Some of the Ads might offer interesting gadgets at reasonable priced. Do not be fooled. Out of the endless variety of goods in existence Yourwebing advertises things that interest you – well it only does that because it read your browser’s history and past search queries. That is definitely a violation of your online privacy and typical virus behavior. That should be convincing enough why interacting with the Ads is a bad idea, but that’s not even the worst of it.
Ads by Yourwebing will link to all kind of fraudulent sites mixed in with the legitimate ones. In fact the only reason these online sellers can make huge discounts is because they aren’t actually selling anything, they are trying to rip you off.
But the worst part is where Yourwebing will actively try to download and install a virus in your computer. This virus will come in the form of some offer for a free download – usually software. It could be a missing plug-in, anti-virus scanner to clear a bogus infestation or even a registry fixer to take care of possible errors. DO NOT install any executable file offered to you by Yourwebing. The chance of that file being a virus is just too high to be worth the risk.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Yourwebing from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Yourwebing from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Now before we proceed there is one important note to be made – different users have reported that their viruses require different operations in order to remove Yourwebing from their system. In order to make our guide compatible with removing every single copy of Yourwebing we’ve added all necessary steps to our removal guide. Unfortunately this has the side effect that not all Steps might be necessary for all users.
When you begin with the guide and any of the steps do not produce the result described in our guide don’t worry. It is most probably because you don’t need these steps anyway.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Yourwebing has most probably infected all of your internet browsers when it entered your computer. Now you will have to remove every single copy of the virus. Please note that this includes any browsers that you have installed in the past, but are no longer using. Yourwebing is perfectly capable of cloning itself from even a single remaining copy, so it’s vital you remove it from ALL browsers.
While you are doing this please be aware that Yourwebing might produce some kind of pop-up message, in which it tries to install itself back under a different name. Do not install anything offered to you by Yourwebing.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Yourwebing . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Yourwebing should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
(Works for XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Yourwebing and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
WARNING! DO NOT SKIP THIS!
This is probably the hardest part of this guide, but it’s also mandatory if you want to permanently delete Yourwebing from your machine. Please follow the guide carefully, because doing something wrong can damage your OS significantly. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Yourwebing remover. After removing Yourwebing you can also use it to scan your computer for other, more subtle and dangerous viruses that only present themselves to you when it’s already too late to do anything about them (Ransomware where your entire HDD gets encrypted and you have to pay or the data is lost for ever springs to mind).
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.