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Remove Ads by YeaPlayer (Removal Guide) - May 2017 update

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YeaPlayer infiltrates computers and feeds victims unwanted ads

Questions about Ads by YeaPlayer

YeaPlayer virus refers to an ad-based computer infection [1] which sneaks into the computers pretending to be a legitimate video streaming application. Once the infiltration is done, the malware may immediately start executing its predetermined activities on the system. Its primary purpose is focused on exposing users to as much advertising content [2] as possible and generating ad revenue [3] out of it. These features allow experts to categorize Yea Player as an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Having its questionable nature in mind, you should stay away from this program and, in case you are infected, remove it from your computer ASAP. Ads, Pop-ups, and redirects that are the main traits of this software will continue to grow in quantity and frequency of appearance, so the sooner you take care of YeaPlayer removal — the better. What we recommend examining your device with some trustworthy security software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. Then, you will simply have to reset your browser to roll back the changes.

YeaPlayer virus

You might be wondering, where did this YeaPlayer come from? Actually, like most adware, Yeah Player had a legitimate-looking official website, where users could download the application themselves. Nevertheless, seems to be down for quite some time now, meaning its direct downloads are unavailable. But did the malware stop spreading? Of course not. Adware developers have found numerous other ways to deploy the parasite on the computers, including deceptive ads, drive-by downloads [4] and software bundles. Quite frankly, instead of concentrating on improving the actual software, player’s creators are more concerned with creating a nice facade of legitimacy and taking advantage of all the clicks that these ads generate. We could not think of a reason why anyone should keep this software on their computers. Thus, we recommend dedicating some time to remove YeaPlayer and prevent it from bouncing back to your browser again.

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YeaPlayer ads can be very intrusive and cause frustration to the users whom they block from using their browsers properly.

Adware travels in software packages along with other freeware

While initially,YeaPlayer seems like a reputable and useful tool, do not get deceived by the first impressions. It is actually quite similar to another player called Magnoplayer, which is also classified as a potentially unwanted program. When you install this player, some of the adware-like applications like Searchult search, as well as some of the others install together with it [5]. Sometimes these adware are installed after the player is deployed on the target system. These applications you have not even intended to install can cause some serious problems to your system and data safety. Annoying at first, later they might become really problematic since they might help promote YeaPlayer ads, send you to some bogus websites and threaten your personal data. Therefore, while this program is not malicious in itself, it might be accompanied by other programs that potentially are. For this reason, we advise selecting some other reliable media player that would not jeopardize your data security and system stability.

Main aspects of YeaPlayer removal

YeaPlayer removal is easy compared to more malicious viruses which may block your antivirus from running system scans or obfuscate their files so that the antivirus tools would not detect them. Luckily, automatic virus elimination is not the only way to clean up the infected system. You may also make use of the tutorial provided below this article and remove YeaPlayer from your device manually. To make sure the annoying pop-ups, ads, banners and other files do not show up on your browser again, avoid visiting suspicious websites and refrain from downloading software of suspicious origins. 

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To remove YeaPlayer ads, follow these steps:

Remove YeaPlayer from Windows systems

Remove YeaPlayer from your browser using the tutorial our experts have prepared down below:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall YeaPlayer and related programs
    Here, look for YeaPlayer or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase YeaPlayer from Mac OS X system

YeaPlayer is not a typical malware to infect Mac OS computers. Nevertheless, you should not panic if it does. Just follow the instructions below to execute the removal:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for YeaPlayer or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of YeaPlayer from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for YeaPlayer and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete YeaPlayer removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate YeaPlayer ads from Microsoft Edge

If you are tired of seeing the PUP’s ads on your browser, remove the malware from your computer and reset the browser like explained below:

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, YeaPlayer should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete YeaPlayer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select YeaPlayer and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete YeaPlayer removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall YeaPlayer from Google Chrome

Reset your Google Chrome to eliminate whatever is left of the YeaPlayer. Before the reset, make sure you remove all the toolbars, extensions and other computers that you suspect may be related to the adware.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select YeaPlayer and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete YeaPlayer removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove YeaPlayer from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for YeaPlayer or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete YeaPlayer removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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