Yourtuber.info – Details
Having a browser that is constantly getting its tabs flooded with obstructive ads and that gets you page-redirected to all kinds of odd and unknown sites is never a good sign and can be particularly irritating to someone who needs to use their browser on a daily basis (and, nowadays, most PC users do). Some additional symptoms that you may notice if one such app has managed to latch onto your main browser are certain not-so-subtle changes in the browser’s appearance such as homepage and new-tab page replacements as well as the introduction of some custom and not very functional search engine tool to the browser.
How Dangerous is Yourtuber.info?
The browser programs that are most commonly affected by this sort of unwanted software are ones like Chrome, Safari and Firefox. However, this certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t get a hijacker app installed in another browser. And, if you have a hijacker in the browser you are normally using, you are likely to feel frustrated by the presence of the intrusive application. In most cases, the users aren’t really given much if a choice once he pesky app gets added to the targeted browser. You wouldn’t be able to choose if or what ads to see on your screen and you would probably not be allowed to set your preferred search engine or frontpage address and would instead be forced to use the ones imposed by the hijacker. This is, for all intents and purposes, an invasive type of behavior and shouldn’t be tolerated. It is annoying, obstructive and may even lead to exposure to serious online hazards and malware threats (some examples are Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits, Trojan Horse infections and more).
Can i remove Yourtuber.info myself?
Yourtuber.info is probably the invasive browser hijacker that made you decide to look for help which, in turn, led you to this article of ours. Considering the complaints that many users have already made about www1.ecleneue.com, www2.savemax.store, Pertonthati.info it’s safe to assume that Yourtuber.info is yet another addition to the infamous browser hijacker category. Since you are here, on this page, you are likely interested in learning more about how you can uninstall Yourtuber.info from your browser and computer so that it would no longer be able to nag you with its presence and irritate you wile you are browsing the Internet. As we already mentioned, there is also a second reason why it’s best if you remove this app and that reason is the risks associated with it. Although the majority of the apps that can be categorized as browser hijackers aren’t overly dangerous or harmful, the fact that you are usually given pretty much no control over the advertising activities of this software means that you can easily get advertising materials that are unreliable or that are linked to dangerous sites and phishing pages. Therefore, if you don’t want to risk getting your machine attacked by a Trojan or your files encrypted by a Ransomware cryptovirus, it would be best if you use the guide you’ll find below to eliminate the Yourtuber.info hijacker.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The annoying ads that browser hijackers show are what typically gives away these unwanted apps.|
|Distribution Method||The methods that are usually used to spread this sort of software are spam campaigns, misleading adverts and file bundles.|
Remove Yourtuber.info “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Yourtuber.info software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove Yourtuber.info. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Removing Yourtuber.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Yourtuber.info we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed.
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Yourtuber.info on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Yourtuber.info in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
Open your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action. [add_forth_banner]
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Getting rid of Yourtuber.info from Chrome
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Removing Yourtuber.info From Firefox
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Removing Yourtuber.info From Windows Internet Explorer
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Removing Yourtuber.info From Windows Edge
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Yourtuber.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Yourtuber.info in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.