Remove Yontoo Pagerage virus (Removal Guide)

Yontoo Pagerage is an adware program, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will display advertisements and special offers on the web pages that you are visiting.

Yontoo Pagerage got on your computer after you have installed another free software or add-on that had bundled into their installer this browser hijacker.
For example, when you install FLV Player, you will also agree to install Yontoo Pagerage, however when you will uninstall this program, Yontoo Pagerage will not be removed from your computer. This means that you’ll manually have to remove Yontoo Pagerage from your browser and computer.
[Image: Yontoo Pagerage virus]
This browser extension allows you to modify your Facebook profile, however it will also display advertisements that appear to be from Facebook even thought they are usually delivered from entirely different ad networks.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Yontoo Pagerage. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

Yontoo Pagerage Brwoser Hijack – Virus Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall Yontoo Pagerag programs from your computer

Yontoo Pagerage is developed by Yontoo, and comes bundled with many free programs.
In our case Yontoo Pagerage was installed with other three additional programs (Yontoo, Delta Toolbar, BrowserProtect, and MixiDJ), which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall Searchou programs from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program. If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  2. Seach and uninstall Yontoo, Delta Toolbar, BrowserProtect, MixiDJ and any other unknown programs from your computer.
    [Image: Yontoo Pagerage removal]

Please note that on some computers these programs might have a different name, search for any program developed by Yontoo and uninstall it from your computer.
Because Yontoo Pagerage is installed with other additional programs, we recommend that you search and uninstall any other unwanted or unknown programs from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the Yontoo Pagerage residual damage from your browser

Yontoo Pagerage is browser extensions for Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Remove Yontoo Pagerage from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
    Reset Internet Explorer
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
    Internet Explorer back to its default settings
  4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  5. Close and open Internet Explorer.

Remove Yontoo Pagerage from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
    Firefox Troubleshooting Information
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    Firefox default settings
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

Remove Yontoo Pagerage from Google Chrome

  1. Remove Yontoo Pagerage extensions from Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
    In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Yontoo, BrowserProtect, MixiDJ and any other unknown extensions from Google Chrome.
    NOTE: Yontoo may have added additional extensions which you will need to remove. We recommend that you remove any unwanted or unknown extensions from Google Chrome.
  3. Set Google Chrome default search engine to Google.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.
    [Image: Yontoo PageRage redirect  virus]
    Search for any unwanted search engine in the Search Engines list, and click the X button that appears at the end of the row.
    [Image: Yontoo Pagerage redirect removal]
  4. Change Google Chrome homepage from Yontoo Pagerage to its default.
    Yontoo Pagerage has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: Change Google Chrome homepage to its default]

STEP 3: Remove Yontoo Pagerage registry keys with AdwCleaner.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK
     (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility, close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.
    Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked, then click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Yontoo Pagerage]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

STEP 5: Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link, then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scans for Yontoo Pagerage
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

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  • Warda Samir Ahmed

    Awe Awesome thx so much goodbye yontoo super like (Y)

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Glad that I could help!
    Stay safe!:D

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    That should be the Windows User Account Control : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control
    At this pop-up, you should click on the Yes button.
    Stay safe!

  • Danny

    Thank you very much for this.

  • mike

    thanks brother

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Are you sure its due to this Yontoo? Most of the times a computer is slow due to the increase number of programs running at startup or old hardware.
    Here is a good video which will show you how to speed up your machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twJk7ymLmfA
    Lets try to remove some of the junkware from your machine, nevertheless I recommend that you register an account on our forums and seek there for an advice on how to improve the computer performance.
    STEP 1: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    STEP 2: Run a scan with ESET Online Scanner
    1.Download ESET Online Scanner utility.
    ESET Online Scanner Download Link : http://download.eset.com/special/eos/esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe
    2. Double click on the Eset installer program (esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe).
    3.Check Yes, I accept the Terms of Use, then click the Start button.
    4.Check Scan archives and push the Start button.
    5. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
    6. When the scan completes, click on the Finish button.

    Stay safe!

  • Vincent

    Love how thorough and exact you are!

  • YIFI

    Carefull ! “AdwCleaner” had errase folders with out my consentiment, No options to avoid it or bring it back

  • Don Tidwell

    Worked great thanks I will Donate to the cause.

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Lets try to remove this program:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • pemaro

    I’m impressed, but I need some time to digest this before trying it out. I’ll let you know when I do. Thanks for the information.

  • Chuggaboom

    You’re good. This helped tremendously. Many thanks

  • Joanne

    Thank you so very much for the awesome tips……

  • rick

    my computers my own again….great tip….have book marked…just incase ,i need again.

  • Kimberly

    You saved my computer thank you for the tips!