Youndoo virus. Remove Youndoo browser hijacker. Warning  Youndoo is using DLL Hijacking.

Youndoo is not a ordinary browser hijacker. Developers are constantly working on a new methods to distribute this virus. The latest version of this program is currently using malicious DLL. This programs will replace the legitimate wtsapi32.dll, which browsers load at start. Security researchers consider this as a DLL Hijacking. If user wants to remove this program will have to delete wtsapi32.dll from the browsers folder or scan with anti-malware tool.

Youndoo.com is a presented to be useful search engine to users, however the idea and the goal behind programs like this is not what it appears to be. Youndoo is a browser hijacker program, which it is not malicious by itself, but the behavior demonstrated is suspicious. If you scan your pc with anti-malware tool it may also detect it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Youndoo can lower user pc and private information security due to exposure to third parties and open vulnerability. Often programs like Youndoo will get to user pc with no sign of its presence or without any of the user knowledge. Programs like this use suspicious technics to get to users computers so it is advisable to remove it as soon as you find out that is installed on your pc. The browser that user is using will be affected along with all of the installed browsers like google chrome, firefox, opera and internet explorer and more. New unwanted browser extension may also appear and modify user browsers settings without permission.

Youndoo.com is program developed and designed to display or injects its own advertising like: Pop-up ads, advertisement banners, coupons, redirects and more. Developer of Youndoo simply want to use user pc as a source of resource and generate traffic and revenue through force advertising. Once Youndoo is installed on a user pc will force ads pop-ups to user, however it is strongly recommended to ignore them, because if user click on one of those ads can be infected with more malicious software, even with ransomware. This violates user interests and force them to purchase suspicious products and force traffic to suspicious websites. Youndoo can use some of user computer cpu resources, which can even slow down pc. Infected computer system may suffer from system overload, may be unusually slow and consistent freeze at some websites.

Youndoo

Other than causing inconvenience while user is surfing online, Youndoo can’t do much of a harm. Whether user want or not this program will change a few simple things: default search engine or homepage. Youndoo may also spy on your online surfing data, collecting marketing and more information without the user’s knowledge. This is considered to be a spyware behaviour. It is to display more targeted ads based on the marketing data collected.

No antivirus will detect it as a threat, because programs like this are hiding behind a genuine installation. Adware – is a program designed to take control over your pc browsers. All of user browsers may be affected. Infected computer show signs of programs like this and victims may witness the following symptoms: poor pc performance, freezing at some web pages, pop-up ads and redirects. Because of pc overload further hardware problems can’t be excluded. You have to remove Youndoo adware as soon as you find out that this is installed on your pc.

How did Youndoo.com got my PC 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 – Youndoo 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 naver 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 Youndoo adware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Youndoo
  • 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.

How to remove “Youndoo”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall Youndoo.
  3. Remove Youndoo folder from program files and start menu.
  4. Remove Youndoo from your browser extensions.
  5. Clear your browser cookies.
  6. Reset your browser settings.
  7. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  8. Restart your computer.

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.