is a known adware site that adds cookies
in your browser to track your personal information and browsing habits as you surf the web. It is used by some web sites as part of their advertising so you may encounter it often. If you are getting Ad.YieldManager.com and Google redirects to Google/Dell Search Page, please read Why do I get a Google/Dell search page instead of a blocked ad?
To remove ad.yieldmanager.com cookies (ad.yieldmanager.com, content.yieldmanager.com, yieldmanager.com, yieldmanager.net, etc), launch Internet Explorer.
- Go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab.
- Under Browser History, click the Settings button to open Temporary Internet Files and History Settings.
- Click the View Files button.
- At the top menu, click on View and select Details.
- Click the Internet Address column header, search for all Internet addresses related to ad.yieldmanager.com, right-click on them and press Delete.
- If you are prompted to confirm the deletion of the cookie file, click Yes.
- Repeat this step for each ad.yieldmanager cookie you find.
Ad.yieldmanager.com should not be included in your "Trusted Sites List
". Check this list and look for Ad.yieldmanager (and related entries). If you find any, then remove them.
- Launch Internet Explorer and go to Tools > Internet Options and select the Security tab.
- Click the Trusted sites icon and select the Sites button.
- A window will open with the Trusted sites...allowing you to add or remove entries.
- Remove the Ad.yieldmanager entry(s) from this area if it exists.
- Click Ok, Apply, and Ok again to exit.
To manage your sites, launch Internet Explorer.
If you need instructions with screenshots for the above steps, or are using Firefox, please refer to this link
- Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
- Click the Sites button.
- Type in ad.yieldmanager.com and click the Block button. Repeat the step and type in yieldmanager.com, yieldmanager.net and any other variation you found when clearing cookies.
- Doing that will add those domain names to the Managed websites list.
For a more comprehensive cleaning of your browser, download TFC
(Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download link
-- Note: It is normal for the computer to be slow to boot after running TFC cleaner the first time.
- Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
- Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
- Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- TFC will clear out all temp folders (temp, IE temp, Java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari) for all user accounts, including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.
- Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
If that does not resolve the problem, please read Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
, then download hosts.zip
, save it to your Desktop and follow these instructions to install the MVPS HOSTS File
- Extract (unzip) the file to its own folder C:\hosts. (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to these instructions.)
- Open up the hosts folder and double-click on the mvps.bat file to run the script.
- When running the mvps.bat file you may see a DOS window indicating the Previous version was saved and renamed...Press any key to continue...
- Press any key and the DOS windows will close.
- The script will rename your present HOSTS file to HOSTS.MVP and copy the new HOSTS file to the correct location on your system.
- If any installed security programs provide an alert about changes to the HOSTS file, allow the change.
- 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.
If you encounter a problem with the zipped version, use the MVPS HOSTS File text version
. Go to File in the top menu and select "Save As
", then save hosts.txt to your desktop. Rename it hosts without an extension. Go to the folder containing your existing HOSTS file and rename it HOSTS.MVP
. Then copy the hosts file on your desktop into the same folder where you renamed the existing file.Note
: If using Vista
or Windows 7
, be aware that they require special instructions
I also recommend using SpywareBlaster
, a program that restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites
by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to the browser's "Restricted Sites Zone". Click on Updates, then the Check for updates
button. If any are found, download them all and click Enable Protection for All Unprotected items
when finished. For more information, see SpywareBlaster System Requirements & Supported Browsers