I wrote this article to help you remove YOUTOO.BE. This YOUTOO.BE removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
YOUTOO.BE is a very unreliable site. It is associated with a browser hijacker parasite and if you see it all the time, we have bad news for you. The page`s constant appearance is a clear sign of a hijacker`s invasion. Your machine harbors an infection. The hijacker is already somewhere in your system, lurking and causing problems from the shadows. However, there is a silver lining, so do not panic.
The truth is that you are kind of lucky. The hijacker is not that hard to tackle. Especially with the right set of instructions, you should be able to deal with it in no time. However, you have to act fast. YOUTOO.BE is still a virus and you should not underestimate it. It can and will cause you damage. The more time it spends in your system, the more issues it throws at you. Its immediate removal is a must. Once you spot the YOUTOO.BE site, take action. Find there the nasty pest it hiding and delete it on the spot. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret that decision. So, do yourself a favor and delete the hijacker immediately. This is the best course of action you can take.
This pesky hijacker enters your system in complete silence but once it, you cannot miss the fact that something is wrong. All of a sudden, everything changes. Your browsing experience turns into a nightmare. The infection replaces your homepage and search engine with its own malicious domain and injects all of your browsers with tons of ads. Every time you go online, you suffer intrusions. Commercials cover your entire screen, blinking and blocking content. Additional tabs open all the time. Texts turn into hyperlinks. You get redirected to suspicious pages which you had no intention of visiting whatsoever. It is a nightmare. All of this because of the hijacker. It doesn’t care about your preferences. It just makes a complete mess of your system. You can imagine how irritating this is. But even you have nerves of steel and all of this doesn’t bother you that much, you cannot ignore the malware risk the hijacker exposes you to daily.
Nothing you see on your screen is reliable. You are bombarded with tons of malicious links and ads and you cannot tell them apart from the safe ones. Not unless you click. Clicking, however, is too much of a risk. You may download more malware on your already infected and underperforming computer. And next time, you may have the misfortunate to install a much more serious threat like a Trojan or a ransomware, for instance. Do not take that risk. Do not push your luck. Find the hijacker and delete it while you still have the time. Due to its presence, your computer is suffering as well. It lags and it crashes. Your browsers freeze. Your system reboots. Don’t put up with this and protect your machine. The sooner the nasty hijacker is gone, the better.
How is this hijacker being distributed? The crooks turn to the old but gold infiltration methods when it comes to spreading malicious content online. For example, spam email messages, freeware, fake updates, third-party ads, corrupted sites, unverified torrents, etc. Be very careful what you click on and what you agree with online. Avoid suspicious sites. Don’t open emails from strangers. Don’t click on every shiny ad you see. If an offer looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Also, use only legitimate download sources and always read the Terms and Conditions when installing software. Vigilance is the key to keeping your PC virus-free. Negligence invites pests in.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove YOUTOO.BE from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.