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#1 fridayguy

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

Yantoo is a potentially unwanted application that installs a browser extension to display advertisements which appear to be from Facebook.I personally use Kaspersky Pure running Windows 7 Ultimate which allowed it to load and send spam to my family. Symantec did provide to the public on May 30th 2012.


Edited by hamluis, 12 March 2013 - 04:29 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to AV, Firewall, etc.


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#2 Allan

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:06 PM

Sorry - is there a question?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

No, just an information post. After removing the malware I discovered it loaded through Firefox.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Ok, after digging around I found some info about this http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Yontoo-5019-program.aspx
Looks like it is indeed adware of some sort, not exactly sure how it ended up on my computer but must have been included with something I downloaded. I tried to  find out more from the company but its pretty much a dead end, just a bit of marketing info. If anyone knows how it gets installed that would be very helpful so I can watch out for stuff like this in the future.
 
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

The yontoo add on is a real pain to suffer.Once you are sure it is the culprit you can uninstall in the control panel easy.

Are you getting an extra search bar at the bottom of your screen which you don't want? Do repulsive adverts come on

apparently bypassing your pop up blocker? And do you experience long running script errors in internet explorer but

not in firefox? All these problems will go when you click the uninstall option. Have a nice day.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

Many toolbars, Add-ons, screensavers, and weather monitoring programs come bundled with other software (often without the knowledge of the user) and can be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware. Even if advised of a toolbar, many folks do not know that it is optional and NOT necessary to install in order to operate the program. Toolbars and Add-ons can usually be removed via Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7, so always check there first.

If the program is not listed in Add/Remove or Programs and Features, look for an uninstall icon (shortcut) from within its program group. Click on StartBtn.gif > All Programs (or Program Files), and use the program's uninstaller. If it's not there, the next step would be to open Window's Explorer, manually navigate to the program's folder itself and look for an uninstaller file (i.e. uninstall.exe), then double-click on it from that location.

If there is no uninstaller in the Program Files List or program folder, check Internet Explorer's Manage Add-ons where they can be disabled:-- If using Firefox or Google Chrome, please refer to:-- Repeat the above steps for any other toolbars/add-ons you do not want or don't recognize.
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