Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Geting rid of ad.yeildmanager.com


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Dennis H

Dennis H

  • Members
  • 893 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:34 PM

Howdy,

My niece has continual pop ups from ad.yieldmanager.com. I suggested that she use superantispyware to try to remove it. It worked for a while. 2 minutes. :thumbsup:

The next time she checked her Yahoo e mail account, the pop ups started again.



Any ideas as to how to zap this program and block it forever ?


Thanks for your time.


Dennis

Edited by Dennis H, 10 January 2009 - 04:47 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,942 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:12:43 PM

Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:58 PM

Please download hosts.zip and save it to your Desktop.Note: You may have to overwrite the hosts file in "Safe Mode" if you get "an access denied message" when trying to do it in normal mode.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes. Click this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.

.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 Dennis H

Dennis H
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 893 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 10 January 2009 - 04:10 PM

Howdy quiteman7.

Is this a malware problem ? I have know idea. I Googled it and from what I read , it keeps coming back regardless if people use several online scanners to zap it.. ??

I will pass on your recommendations to get rid of this "thing". Is this something that is being addressed by Yahoo in a aggressive way ?


Thanks for your time.


Dennis :thumbsup:

#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,942 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:12:43 PM

Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:56 PM

This custom HOSTS file by MVPS is used to block web ads by adding a list of hosts serving offensive or malicious content. ad.yieldmanager.com is on that list so the first step is to block it. Then we are going to run a scan with MBAM to check for malicious files on your system. After that I will then instruct you to clean your cookies, clear the browser cache and install SpywareBlaster which restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to Internet Explorer's Restricted Sites Zone for additional protection.

That is usually successful but depending on what (if anything) MBAM finds, we may need to take additional steps. But its your choice whether or not to follow the instructions I provide.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#5 Dennis H

Dennis H
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 893 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for your replies quietman7.


I am going to have to go to my nieces home within the next couple of days and get on her computer.

I will report my progress once I try your recommendations.



Thanks Again,


Dennis :thumbsup:

#6 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 50,942 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:12:43 PM

Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:00 PM

In that case, after your scan with MBAM continue as follows:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Then download and install SpywareBlaster using the instructions in the link I previously provided.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users