How to Remove Yeabests (Chrome/Firefox)

This article is made to help you remove Yeabests.cc. This removal guide can be applied to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

What should you know about Yeabests.cc?
Yeabests.cc is a type of program called an adware which uses advertisements to provide you with all kind of information. It is important for you to know that Yeabests.cc is not a virus and there is a significant difference between a virus and an adware. Any virus is s piece of a malicious programming code which intends on harming your computer by all means necessary. It will also self-replicate and attempt to infect all other devices that are in any way connected with the attacked PC. Unlike it, adware isn’t programmed that way. It`s legal and it`s considered harmless when it comes to system health and security.

How does Yeabests.cc work?
Once installed on your PC Yeabests.cc can work in each of the browsers you are using to surf the internet. It doesn’t matter if it is Firefox, Mozilla or Internet Explorer, the adware can function on each of them and all of them, meaning that starting to use another browser won`t help you get rid of Yeabests.cc. It is able to get access to all your browsing history, patterns, bookmarked pages and marked as favorite pages. Using that access it would gather a lot of information and the use it to create eye catching ads depending on your likings. These ads may appear in the form of banners, pop-up ads and boxes or even as a separate window. They are designed in a way to catch your attention and make you click on them which you are strongly advised NOT to do.

Why should I not click on the ads?
When you click on the ads you would be redirected to another webpage. Some of these pages may not be so dangerous but others may pose huge threats. One of the most innocuous webpage you may be redirected to would be a previous webpage you have visited where the deal might be featured. Another also pretty harmless page can be a pay-per-click website which allows cybercriminals to gain more and more money taking advantage of people like you who visited their malicious site. On the other hand, you could also be redirected to really dangerous and harmful pages that doubles up as a portal for other adware to enter your computer without you realizing. Also, you could be redirected to a page that prompts you to download a certain software with unwanted features or which is a potential threat to your PC security.

yeabests removal
The Yeabests “Virus”

Why should I uninstall Yeabests.cc?
Well, the adware programs like Yeabests.cc are not only a potential threat if you happen to click on the wrong ad, but they also really disturb your computer`s performance by slowing it down and taking a lot of valuable space.

Besides, sooner or later, these non-stopping ads will start annoying and irritating you which could easily be avoided by uninstalling Yeabests.cc from your machine.

How do you get infected by Yeabests.cc?
In researchers` opinion there isn’t only one way to get infected. As it turns out, there are many, but luckily, there are many ways to get rid of Yeabests.cc as well.

The most common way of infection is via the process of bundling. Let`s say, you download one of the many free but illegal programs which are massively distributed online. Yeabests.cc may be bundled in one of these programs and when you download it the adware would being downloaded alongside with it without you realizing. That’s why in cases like this, we recommend you to be very careful during the installation process and use the “Custom Installation” options. This way you can see the names of each file you will download and uncheck all of them that seem suspicious or unwanted to you.

Another way you could get this annoying adware program is via email from unknown senders. You shouldn’t open emails if you don’t know who they are from. Just immediately direct them to your “Junk Mail” folder. Also, it would be a good idea to change your mailbox setting so all future messages of these kind to be directly considered as “Junk” and put straight in the “Junk Mail” folder.

Yeabests.cc Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove the Hijacker From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Yeabests from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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