PUP.Optional.WinYahoo. How to remove WinYahoo virus (Adware)?

WinYahoo is an adware considered as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) also considered to be a low risk program. This often prevents users from thinking that there is no risk to the computerized system. These are actually programs designed to show ads on the desktop or during browsing. These ads can be not only annoying but sometimes dangerous. Such programs are not viruses, but may be the reason for a computer system to be infected with a virus. Viruses actually differ from adware in that they are designed to damage files and / or operating systems. In many cases, viruses can give hackers access to a system and users lose control of it. But the goal of the adware is to show ads and earn money from the traffic generated by clicking on such ads. Often, these ads have been made very pretentious, but the offers offered by such programs are fake. Clicking on such ads can also send users to dubious or infected sites. In such cases, such advertisements should be avoided and the adware removed immediately.

Often, users having an adware installed have difficulty in how to remove such programs. They also have no idea how such a program are installed. The adware is designed to be very difficult to removed and to be well hidden from the users. The idea is to stay installed for as long as possible and earn money for a long time. The adware also penetrates the system hidden and without informing the users. These are programs that are attached to a free software that the user has installed with the option (express installation). In this way, users are authorizing the programs attached to the free software to be installed without realizing that they grant permission. It is advisable not to rush during installation of any software and use the custom installation option. Only in this way user can avoid the inconvenience of seeking solutions for the problems associated with the adware and being protected from threats.

Adware programs are considered to be low-risk ones, but in the end there is a rick even being small. However, when an adware is already installed, problems and inconvenience begin. These are programs that will override important settings not only to browsers but also to the computer system. Recovering these formulations is often more difficult than removing the adware itself. Such programs can also add unwanted extensions that can not often be removed. In some cases, even if adware is removed, ads may continue to appear on the desktop. In such cases, it is advisable to use an anti-malware program to remove any unwanted software and protect the system from attacks in the future.

Such programs also monitor the browsing history to be able to show ads related to users’ interests. The adware also works as a background process and can slow down the computer system to such an extent that it becomes almost inaudible. Nowadays, the adware is becoming increasingly common and used for purposes that endanger the security of the computer system. Therefore, such programs are considered as an internet fraud and should be intercepted immediately.

How did WinYahoo virus got my android device infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – PUP.Optional.WinYahoo
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.