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Adware Removal Guide : Yontoo

Published November 7th, 2013 at 4:12 PM EDT , modified November 9th, 2013 at 6:35 AM EDT

Yontoo extensionsYontoo, described in detail in Yontoo: adware or malware?, was adware that pretended to be a variety of things, including video plug-ins and download accelerators. Because of these deceptive practices, it is detected as malware by a number of anti-virus programs. The Yontoo web site currently claims that the “project” has been discontinued, but the DropDownDeals site whose ads it served is still very much in existence.

Removal

Delete the Yontoo and Torrenthandler browser extensions. (See Identifications > Examine Browser Extensions for instructions on how to locate your browser extensions.) You may see both, or may see one or the other, but remove any that you find.

You may need to change the home page and search engine settings in your browser’s preferences.

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