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Yubby is an adware application. Though, if you heed the promises of its developers, it’s not one at all. The program gets promoted by the CRM ltd entity. They claim that it is a legitimate and trustworthy tool. According to its marketing, it’s quite helpful! Yubby, supposedly, assists with online shopping. It claims to improve your experience, and saves you money. How? Well, it offers you coupons and information about the best deals and sales out there. And, who doesn’t love a bargain? The thing is, you don’t get a bargain. You get a plethora of problems, and regret. The application does not help you. It does not improve your experience. It brings no positives. All it does, is make a mess, and spread corruption. Despite what it tries to get you to believe, it’s an infection. A dangerous, damaging cyber threat. So, do your best to get rid of it the first chance you get. The sooner you remove it, the better.
How did I get infected with?
Yubby uses a variety of methods to invade your system. The thing is, they cannot prove successful without a key ingredient. One, which only you can provide. Carelessness. The infection needs your distraction, gullibility, and haste. Yes, it’s quite masterful in the art of deception. It resorts to slyness and finesse. And, employs the use of the old but gold invasive methods. Freeware, fake updates, corrupted links. Its methods are prolific. But you are the last line of defense. If you are careful, it cannot manage to sneak past you, unnoticed. It cannot succeed in gaining your permission, without you catching onto its deceit. Don’t allow the adware to slip by you, undetected! Be vigilant enough to catch it in the act. Always take the time to be thorough. Read terms and conditions. Know what you say YES to. Even a little extra attention can save you countless issues. Keep in mind, infections prey on your carelessness. So, choose to be cautious, instead.
Why is this dangerous?
After Yubby gains entry to your PC, brace yourself. You’re in for a bad time. The program wastes no time, and quickly spreads its corruption. You first notice its touch when you browse. Every time, you surf the web, you get interrupted. The tool redirects you to a myriad of suspicious-looking sites. As well as, floods your screen with ads. You get bombarded with in-text, banner, and pop-up ads. That’s how the program displays its supposed ‘deals,’ and coupons. Click nothing! To press a single pop-up, is a colossal mistake. They don’t save you money, but further your grievances. So, spare yourself the troubles that follow. Press nothing. Ignore the continuous interference. Or, better yet, make it stop. Get rid of the malicious infection as soon as you can. That way, you won’t have to suffer through the frequent system crashes. Or, the slower PC performance. Or, face the security risk. Yes, there’s a security risk. The adware places your personal and financial details in jeopardy. It spies on you, and steals data from you. When it deems it has enough of your information, it exposes it. It hands it over to the cyber criminals, behind it, who can use it as they wish. Don’t allow that. Protect yourself, and your PC. Delete the Yubby threat at once.
How to Remove Yubby virus
The Yubby 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 Yubby 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 Yubby 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 Yubby 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 Yubby 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 Yubby traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Yubby 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 Yubby
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 Yubby, 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 Yubby 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 Yubby 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.