As for the company for this Yontoo, it was founded by a small group of people that had worked together on previous projects. Their mission is to enhance, extend and personalize everyone’s experience across all websites. Sounds great, but why so many ads?
One more thing, you can easily find other write-ups about Yontoo and Yontoo Runtime Layers with slightly different classification. For instance, Symantec detects Yontoo as a potentially unwanted application. And we have to say it’s rather confusing because folks who have been working on this software since 2006 have valid Symantec and McAfee certificates, not just identity verification but also malware scan. Seriously, that doesn’t make sense. Symantec states that it’s a potentially unwanted app, you know, something that you don’t want to install and at the same time they flag their site as completely safe even thought it hosts Yontoo installers. ESET, Spybot, Dr.Web classify Yontoo as adware. ESET blocks yontoo.com and any web requests from their website as well. TrendMicro says it’s a Trojan… well they probably went too far with such assertions. It’s hardly a Trojan horse but that doesn’t mean you should keep it. It’s up to you whether you want to keep or remove it from your machine. Maybe you find this software useful.
As shown in below image, you can clearly detect how Yontoo adware and associated applications changed Google search page. There are two blocks of sponsored ads instead of one and there’s also this Wajam social search app on the right side of the screen. It messes things up rather badly.
In a word, Yontoo isn’t a very widespread infection. And it’s definitely not the most dangerous infection. But that doesn't mean it is not used much. To remove Yontoo and associated applications from your computer, please follow the removal guide step by step below. If any questions about this adware or potentially unwanted application or would like to share information that isn’t covered in this page, please feel free to leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online.
How to Remove Yontoo Adware ( Yontoo Related Extension Removal Guide)
Step 1> Uninstall Yontoo Adware program from the computer
Option 1 through Control Panel
Access to Start menu, go to Control Panel->Add/Remove Program (for Windows Vista/7, please navigate to Control Panel->Uninstall a Program). And then find Yontoo in the list. Select the program and click Remove to uninstall it. So do other program related to Yontoo.
Option 2 Find Yontoo Program and Uninstall it. Then there will appear a window as shown below. Click Next.
and then click Yes to confirm uninstall and remove Yontoo Adware from your computer. That's it!
Step 2> Remove Yontoo from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome completely
In Internet Explorer:
a. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons.
b. Remove all Yontoo LLC components: Yontoo Api and Yontoo. Close the window.
In Mozilla Firefox:
a. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
b. Select Extensions. Remove Yontoo Runtime extension. Close the window.
Shut down Firefox and then reopen it to check if the issue is still there. That's it!
In Google Chrome:
a. Open Google Chrome and click Wrench icon. Go to Tools → Extensions.
b. Select Yontoo and click on the small recycle bin icon to remove the toolbar.
Shut down Google Chrome and then reopen it to check to make sure the issue is fixed.
Any question, let us know.
Files and registry values Associated with Yontoo adware:
• C:\Program Files\Yontoo\YontooIEClient.dll
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