Remove Yontoo Toolbar (Uninstall Guide)

Yontoo Toolbar is an adware program that has changed your browser homepage,default search engine and is causing browsing redirects.Apart from this changes,Yontoo has added a useless toolbar on your browser and whenever your are doing a search,it will display on top their own ads.The Yontoo Toolbar got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer the Yontoo Toolbar. Yontoo Toolbar You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Yontoo Toolbar. 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.

Removal Instructions for Yontoo Toolbar

STEP 1 : Uninstall Yontoo Toolbar from your computer

Yontoo has installed a program called Yontoo Toolbar on your computer which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall Yontoo Toolbar program from your computer,click the Start button,then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP)
  2. Search and uninstall Yontoo program from your computer.
    [Image: Yontoo uninstaller]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, this program might be renamed, if you can’t find Yontoo Toolbar on your list,then carefully look for any suspicious program and uninstall it from your computer. Search and uninstall any of the following programs: 1ClickDown 1ClickDownloader FB Photo Zoom HDvid Codec IB Updater Incredibar Toolbar OneClickDownload OneClickDownloader Online HD TV PutLockerDownload TornTV Yontoo

STEP 2 : Remove the Yontoo residual damage from your browser

Remove Yontoo from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and click again on Internet Options.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. Now in the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, click Reset.
    Reset Internet Explorer
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section. Click Reset again in the information dialog box.
    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 again.

Remove Yontoo 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 and Firefox will open. That’s it – you’re done!

Remove Yontoo from Google Chrome

  1. Remove Yontoo extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Yontoo extension from your computer.
    [Image: Yontoo Extension in Google Chrome]
    Please keep in mind that on some computers, this program might have added a different named extension (YouTube Downloader Toolbar, WXDownloadFast, PDF Source Forge Toolbar, IObit toolbar, StartNow Toolbar or RewardsArcade,New Tab), so if you can’t find Yontoo on your list, then carefully look for any suspicious program and remove it from your Google Chrome.
  2. Replace the Yontoo with Google as default search engine.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu , then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    Select Yontoo from the list and click the X that appears at the end of the row, then select Google (Default) from the list and make it your default search engine.
    Set Google as your default Search Engine in Chrome
  3. Set Google Chrome to open your favorite web page at startup.
    Yontoo 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 , then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: On Startup Page Chrome]

STEP 3: Remove Yontoo 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]
  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 virus]

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Yontoo Toolbar and Search from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.


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  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello Dave,
    Lets try to remove this infection:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    1. Download AdwCleaner from here:

    2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

    3.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.

    4.Click on Clean button. Your computer should restart.

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

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


    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

    Next, please run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro as see in this guide.
    Stay safe!

  • Sliverus

    Thankyou! Not only was this information useful for me to remove yontoo but also I found out my computer had a heap of other nasties lurking and worming away in my other browsers. I installed adwcleaner and it is AMAZING. my computer promptly restarted and restored itself fixing and deleting a whole bunch of disgusting germs, which because of my lax security I led them smilingly in. I’m studying IT atm (only cert 3 so I am still a major noob). But I am learning and loving learning, and I am loving learning and searching and finding sites like this that I will be passing on to my entire IT class. <3 *raises arms in gratitude* you da man.

  • Roger

    thank you.Not only was able to remove yontoo also I founded out that my computer had other malwers in crome.Now my computer es running 100%.

  • tim

    you da man!! Thanks

  • Greeg, Los Angeles

    Thank you so much.. your guide is great!

  • Mitus

    thank you!