YeaBests “Virus” Removal

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

You are interested in the information below probably because your browser has been infected with YeaBests – a program that strives to display as many ads as it is practically possible. In the following article we have discussed what a typical infection with YeaBests looks like, how we can prevent it from happening or deal with it once and for all. What you may find even more helpful are the details about the nature of YeaBests “Virus”  as well as the removal guide at the end of the article.

Yeabests "Virus" Removal

Yeabests “Virus” Removal

To begin with – Browser Hijacker in general

Browser Hijacker is the name of the type of software, famous for catalyzing the appearance of many ads on your monitor, while you are browsing the Internet. Such software is usually exploited by its creators to promote as many products and services as it possibly can and to earn serious profits in this way. This marketing strategy is legal and very attractive and is referred to as the pay per click scheme. There are several options when it comes to the process of distribution of YeaBests . One possibility is the streaming video websites or the torrents you like to download. Another possible option might be any suspicious or spam email. However, Browser Hijacker gets around mostly within software bundles. Programmers are willing to make such combinations of different sorts of software because of the aforementioned prospects for serious extra income for them. What they basically do is bundle their software with an Browser Hijacker-type program and let everyone access it for free.

Please, pay attention to the following information as you might at first think that Browser Hijacker can just sneak inside your system from the given bundle. Actually, it cannot. You have to allow the installer of the bundle put everything from it on your PC. Normally this may happen if you act carelessly and choose the Quick feature of the installation wizard. {Please, note that that feature might have many various names like Automatic/ Default/ Typical.}. When you make a decision to choose that or a similar feature, you actually let the programs in the bundle decide for you what will enter your PC. Forget about such options. Make sure that you always choose the other possibility – the so-called Custom or Advanced one. By doing that you will spare yourself a lot of time and energy that you would otherwise spend removing an already existing infection.

Apart from installing programs correctly, is there any more advice on preventing the YeaBests “Virus”?

While there is no single correct recipe for a healthy PC, you may still benefit from some basic prevention tips. Such advice includes having a high-quality anti-malware tool to stop any Browser Hijacker and different types of malware like Ransomware from being incorporated into your system. Another useful tip is to turn on and update your Firewall, as it could prevent you from visiting possibly dangerous online addresses. One more helpful tip is to try to find the balance between the quality of the products you download and their price. Often you may find out that you spend more money repairing your computer from some damages, caused by suspicious software, than you may normally spend on purchasing top-quality paid programs. Keeping all that in mind might save you from catching Browser Hijacker ever again.

Is there a difference between Browser Hijacker and malware?

Malware represents all malicious programs that may cause serious damage to your PC. Some of them hijack your files and demand ransom, as most versions of Ransomware do. Other viruses spy on you or their creators just crash your system for fun. Browser Hijacker is not a virus. There are no reported cases of any malicious activity connected to that sort of ad-producing programs. Still, some users might consider some of its features highly undesirable. For instance, the ability of YeaBests to produce only ads related to your recent search inquiries, as Browser Hijacker may normally uses your surfing activities to determine your particular interests.  Another probable cause of anxiety that YeaBests may bring to users is that it might be able to redirect you to potentially dangerous web pages with equally dangerous content.

In case you need to remove YeaBests from your system

Please, proceed with our removal guide below. There you will find everything you need to know about uninstalling this version of Browser Hijacker.


Name YeaBests
Type  Browser Hijacker/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Constantly appearing streams of ads might compromise all your activities online.
Distribution Method The most widespread way is inside a bundle with other software included. 
Detection Tool YeaBests  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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YeaBests “Virus”  Removal


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  – YeaBests  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 or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.


Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



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 YeaBests  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 YeaBests  from Firefox:

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

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Find the Browser Hijacker/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove YeaBests  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.


This is the most important and difficult part. If you delete the wrong file, it may damage your system irreversibly. If you can not do this,
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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

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