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YeaDesktop Virus - How To Remove YeaDesktop.com Redirect Virus


About : If your web browser is redirecting you to xiaobingdou.com, then it is because your computer is possibly infected with an adware that got on your computer through YeaDesktop extension. This adware could display advertisements popups, or could even redirect to other websites which could give you some false security alert or again ad banners.
YeaDesktop Redirect Virus

What is YeaDesktop?

It is an extension designed for Google Chrome. Once this extension is installed on your computer you face constant redirects and later it would also infect the other web browsers resetting the home pages and the search engines of all your web browser. Every time you go online you would end up being redirected to a third-party website or you would see advertisement banners bouncing on your screen out of nowhere.

That’s not it once your computer is infected with YeaDesktop you would have a tough time while trying to uninstalling it as the complete procedure will be in Chinese, so to people who don’t speak the language would not be able to uninstall it. And the most important thing if you try to uninstall the program from the control panel you will not find it over there. Instead of its name, it would come up with some random numbers or with a version number just to fool you into thinking that it is a system program.  

Then if by any chances you get to the uninstall screen, then you will see a screen asking you for the verification code to proceed further. This would be annoying as you be totally blank at this point of time because of the lack of description on how to retrieve this code.

How Does YeaDesktop Extension install in Google Chrome?

Malicious extensions are usually bundled into the freeware programs, and this is the same technique used by YeaDesktop developers to spread its extension. Unfortunately, such freeware programs that promote the installation of such malicious extensions do not actively disclose that other software’s could install along with them.

How to block YeaDesktop initially before it infects your computer?

While installing a freeware application make sure you go through the license agreement section and read all the terms and conditions. If an installation offers you custom or automatic installation, it is better to go with custom process as this would disclose the other programs that might get installed along with it. If you see any additional addons or toolbars checked, then remember to uncheck them this would avoid the installation of browser hijacker or the adware.

When your computer is infected with an adware, all your web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and MS Edge may redirect you to fake security warnings or to sponsored advertisement banners. Although, an adware might not damage any files or Windows system, it will certainly annoy you with the frequent notification or ad banner. As it is a malicious program and the longer it stays on a computer, the more it weakens the firewall of the computer making way for other malware’s.

Common symptoms of YeaDesktop Extension include

  1. Frequent crashes and unstable behavior of the web browser because of the never-ending ads.
  2. Default home page and search engine of your web browser changes to http://yeadesktop.com/.
  3. Frequent redirects to xiaobingdou.com.
  4. New add-ons toolbars and extensions are added in the browser.
  5. Every time you go online searching your something you get redirected to the target portal or to fake security warning which would want you to download a program to fix your computer.
  6. Poor system performance, slow response time as the advertisement would pop out of nowhere on the screen even when the browser is disabled.
  7. Slow internet browsing speed or internet would stop unexpectedly.
  8. The operating system would crash now and then, or computer would boot up for no reason.
  9. An adware gradually weakens the security of the computer authorizing the installation of other malware programs.
  10. New icons are added or suspicious programs appear on the desktop screen out of nowhere.
  11.  Certain system setting and browser settings are disabled or changed.
  12.  Ads pop up even when the browser is not open.
  13.  New tabs open in browser to display ads or search results would always end up with adds.

Tips to Prevent YeaDesktop Virus from Infecting Your System:

1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cybercriminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.

2. Keep your Windows Updated: To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to the survey, outdated/older versions of Windows operating system are an easy target.

3. Third-party installation: Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.

4. Regular Backup: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.

5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like  McAfee or a good  Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool

6. Install a powerful ad- blocker for  ChromeMozilla, and IE.

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