How to uninstall Yea Desktop “Virus”

Welcome to our Yea Desktop “Virus” removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC.

Very few things can be more annoying than adware like Yea Desktop “Virus”. This program is usually related to the intrusive generation of various sponsored messages, ads, banners and pop-ups, which tend to take over the users’ browser and flood their screen. Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer are the most commonly affected browsing apps, and in case that one of them has been invaded by this adware, on this page you are going to learn how to safely bring it back to normal and remove the nagging advertisements.

What kind of a program is Yea Desktop “Virus”?

Yea Desktop “Virus” is an Adware-like piece of software, the normal behavior of which is related to the unstoppable generation of different pop-ups, banners, promotional messages, new tabs, and other forms of online ads, which usually get displayed inside your default browsing program. Generally, such ad-generating activity cannot cause serious damage to your computer in any way. However, if you don’t remove it, this software may cause certain disturbance to your normal web browsing by constantly interrupting you with its popping notifications. In most of the cases, the generation of ads may be so intense, that you may notice some changes in the way your browser behaves. For instance, it may perform slower than usual, freeze, crash or become unresponsive to your searches, which may cause you irritation, sudden disturbance and inability to surf the web in peace. An effective solution to these issues is the complete uninstallation of the adware, and in the next lines, we will show you how you can do that, in case that you feel disturbed.

Can Yea Desktop “Virus” be malicious?

Fortunately, adware does not belong to any virus or malware category, therefore it cannot be considered malicious. Yea Desktop “Virus” also has nothing to do with any nasty and harmful threat like a Trojan or Ransomware-based virus, nor can it initiate some sort of destructive or criminal activity on your machine. You can easily figure out when a certain program is harmful because the moment it infects you, it usually causes very serious damage like system corruption, deletion, malfunction, file encryption, etc. In the case of an adware infection, however, none of these forms of harassment can be performed, because the purpose of this software is not to do harm, but simply to advertise.

If it is not malicious then, why is Adware seen as potentially unwanted? The reasons why someone may not want to keep a program like Yea Desktop “Virus” on their system and would rather uninstall it can be different. For some people, the ad-generating activities of the Adware may seem to be way too intrusive than what they can tolerate. For others, the advertising approaches that such a program employs may be considered an invasion of their privacy. An example of such an invasive approach is the collection of “traffic data” from the user’s browser, with the help of which, the advertisers, who are interested in displaying their ads on your screen, may gather some information about your web searches and preferences. Once they get an idea about your interests, they can link them to the stream of popping ads, implement them in various marketing campaigns or simply sell the collected data to other vendors and advertisers as valuable marketing information.

How can an adware get installed on your system?

If you really have no clue about the way that Yea Desktop “Virus” got installed on your PC then you probably would like to know this. Adware cannot silently sneak inside your system like a virus or like a tricky Trojan-Ransomware infection, because it simply lacks the harmful abilities of malware of this type. In fact, this software needs your active permission to get installed, therefore the chance is that you must have somehow allowed its incorporation into your system. The most probable way for this to happen is if you have recently installed some software from an automatic installation pack or a bundle. Programs like this can frequently be found in spam, sketchy ads, free download platforms and torrents, but they usually come in a combo with some other attractive and free application, where they are packed in one setup. The tricky thing is that you may not know about their presence unless you manually check the setup through the “Manual/Advanced/Custom” settings. This should happen during the installation process itself because if you simply complete the installation through the Default/Automatic/Quick” steps, you will automatically give your permission for the whole bundle to be installed.

How to safely remove Yea Desktop “Virus”?

A complete uninstallation of the adware can be easily done without any special computer skills. The only thing we advise you is to strictly repeat the steps, shown in the removal guide below, and make sure you correctly identify the necessary files. This will be enough to eliminate the unwanted software along with all its nagging ads and pop-ups forever from your screen. 

SUMMARY:

Name Yea Desktop “Virus”
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Unstoppable generation of different pop-ups, banners, promotional messages, new tabs, and other forms of online ads which usually get displayed inside your default browser.
Distribution Method Spam, software bundles, free installation packs, torrents, free download platforms, sketchy ads, download links and email attachments.

Yea Desktop “Virus” Removal

I – Safe mode and revealing hidden files

  1. Boot your PC into Safe Mode /link/
  2. Reveal hidden files and folders /link/

II – Uninstallation

  1. Use the Winkey+R keyboard combination, write Control Panel in the search field and hit enter.
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  2. Go to Uninstall a program under Programs.
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  3. Seek the unwanted software, select it and then click on Uninstall

If you are unable to spot Yea Desktop “Virus”, search for any unrecognized programs that you do not remember installing on your PC – the unwanted software might disguise itself by going under a different name.

III – Cleaning all your browsers

  1. Go to your browser’s icon, right-click on it and select Properties.
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  2. Go to the Shortcut tab and in the Target make sure to delete anything written after “.exe”.
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  3. Now, open your browser and follow the instructions below depending on whether you are using Chrome, Mozilla or IE.
  • Chrome users:
  1. Go to your browser’s main menu located in the top-right corner of the screen and select Settings.
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  2. Scroll down, click on Show Advanced Settings and then select Clear browsing data. Just to be sure, tick everything and clear the data.
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  3. Now, in the left pane, go to Extensions and look through all extensions that are integrated within your browser. If you notice any suspicious add-on, disable it and then remove it.
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  • Firefox users:
  1. Similarly to Chrome, go to the main menu and select Add-ons and then Extensions.
  2. Remove any suspicious browser extensions that you may have even if they do not have the name Yea Desktop “Virus” on them.
  • IE users:
  1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons.
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  2. Click on all add-on types from the left pane and check if there is anything suspicious in the right panel. In case you find anything shade, make sure to remove it.

IV – Removing Shady processes

  1. Go to your start menu, type Task Manager in the search field and from the results open View running processes with Task Manager.
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  2. Thoroughly look through all processes. The name Yea Desktop “Virus” might not be there, but if you notice any shady looking process that consumes high amounts of memory it might be ran by the unwanted program.
  3. If you spot the process ran by Yea Desktop “Virus”, right-click on it, open its file location and delete everything in there. Then go back to the Task Manager and end the process.
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V – DNS check

  1. In the start menu search box write View Network Connections and open the first result.
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  2. Right-click on the network connection you are using and go to Properties.
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  3. Select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
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  4. If Obtain DNS server addresses automatically is not checked, check it.
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  5. Go to Advanced and select the DNS If there is anything in the DNS server addresses field, remove it and click OK.
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  6. Click OK on the rest of the opened windows.

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