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You must be sick and tired of the S.ytimg.com pop-ups. Unfortunately, the appearance of these messages and ads is bad news. Your device is no longer infection free. The S.ytimg.com adware lurks in the shadows of your OS and wreaks havoc. This parasite corrupts your web browsers and turns them into ad-displaying tools. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge, there is no immune program. The adware follows orders to inject various ads on every website you visit. Every time you click on the ads, it gets paid. Thus, the parasite floods your screen with numerous advertisements. Banner, in-text, and pop-up ads cover your screen every time you as much as touch your browser. Previously ad-free pages are now heavy on coupons and discounts. Even your online videos get paused for commercial breaks. The S.ytimg.com adware knows no boundaries. This parasite gets more and more aggressive with each passing day. If you, however, refuse to click, it starts browser redirection. The parasite loads sponsored websites in new tabs and windows. It redirects your web traffic to unknown third-party pages. Do you think that ends well for you? This parasite gets paid to display ads, not verify them. Its ads arise unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, they redirect your browser to scam and infected websites. Spare yourself many future headaches. Remove the adware before it gets a chance to cause serious harm. The sooner this parasite is gone, the better!
How did I get infected with?
The S.ytimg.com adware cannot enter your OS without your permission. As you can imagine, though, the parasite knows how to sneak in behind your back. The adware preys on your carelessness and naivety. It hides in software bundles, fake updates, torrents, and spam messages. It lurks in the shadows and waits for an opportunity to strike. All it needs to succeed is one second of carelessness. Do not make its job easier. No anti-virus app can protect you if you act recklessly. Only your caution can prevent infections. Do not visit shady websites. Download your software from reputable sources only. Read the terms and conditions before you agree to them. And, of course, pay close attention to all installation processes. When available, use the advanced installation option. Most of the free apps we download off the web come bundled with bonus programs. The extras are often parasites like the S.ytimg.com adware. You can prevent the unwanted apps from installing only under the advanced setup wizard. Make sure you know what you install. Always take the time to do your due diligence!
Why is this dangerous?
The S.ytimg.com adware interferes with your every online activity. It doesn’t matter whether you type a search query or watch an online video, the adware is always there to annoy you. The more time it spends on your computer, the bigger the mess it causes. This aggressive parasite is not a harmless annoyance. It is quite dangerous. You must have noticed that the adware displays appealing adverts, haven’t you? To make the right advert selection, this parasite spies on you. It monitors your browsing-related data. The S.ytimg.com adware knows your every online action. Even the Incognito mode of your browser cannot hide you. Every website you visit, every link you follow, every video you watch, everything is analyzed. As for the collected data, it is accessible to anyone willing to spend some money. There are hundreds of crooks who are more than willing to pay. They use the adware and its resources to create irresistible ads. The crooks show you what you want to see, but when you click, bad things happen. The S.ytimg.com adware is very likely to redirect you to dangerous websites. This parasite turns you into an easy target. Do not put up with this position! Your best course of action is the immediate removal of the adware!
How to Remove S.ytimg.com virus
The S.ytimg.com infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the S.ytimg.com infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1: Track down S.ytimg.com in the computer memory
- Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.
- Write down the file location for later reference.
Step 2: Locate S.ytimg.com startup location
Reveal Hidden Files
- Open any folder
- Click on “Organize” button
- Choose “Folder and Search Options”
- Select the “View” tab
- Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
- Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
- Click “Apply” and “OK” button
Clean S.ytimg.com virus from the windows registry
- Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.
- A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”
- WARNING! be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:
- and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
- Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.
Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection
Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host
If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:
STEP 3 : Clean S.ytimg.com traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the S.ytimg.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
Step 4: Undo the damage done by S.ytimg.com
This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.
Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for S.ytimg.com, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.
To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.
- Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
- go to Network and Internet
- then Network and Sharing Center
- then Change Adapter Settings
- Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!
You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to
- Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.
- in the target field remove S.ytimg.com argument and then apply the changes.
- Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
- Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.
How to Permanently Remove S.ytimg.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.