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Sep 24, 2013

YellowfinTuna.com Redirect Removal

I have been having the redirect problems. It keeps redirecting me to YellowfinTuna.com. I uninstalled firefox, then reinstalled, didn’t help. IE also did the same thing. I’ve run every scan downloaded on the web but nothing detected. Cannot get rid of this hijacker? Don’t want this website become your default homepage? Please follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser redirect virus now.

YellowfinTuna.com Redirect Issue Description:

YellowfinTuna.com is a browser hijacker that can change web browser’s default home page to a particular web site without your permission. It affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and brings more inconvenience to computer users. Usually this threat can be added together with a variety of free software, like PDF creators, video players and similar applications. Careless users will not notice its infiltration until they find something abnormal showing on the browser. Every time you open your browser, YellowfinTuna.com comes up as a new tab automatically. Another possibility is when go to Google to search up something, it lags and then when you click a certain link, it redirects you to YellowfinTuna.com which belongs to a suspect website full of ads. It is really annoying if your browser is hijacked because it interrupts your normal work with computer, slows down your PC performance and increases a risk of getting infected while visiting these unknown websites.

A browser hijacker is not as similar as typical computer virus such like Trojan horse which can allow remote attackers to gain control on the compromised computer. Therefore, many computer users choose to ignore YellowfinTuna.com and leave it in the computer system still. However, if you keep this virus in the computer for a long time, it may may track your browsing activities without your notice. Then it seeks to get information about what you are looking for and when you are making searches so on. This data can be used for advertising purposes. That is why the website displays various ads and sponsored links. If you click any of the ads, you will help the creator increase their advertising income and also boost website’s ranking. More than that, it can be the way you get other viruses inside your computer and make it unstable. Therefore, we should know YellowfinTuna.com hijacker is a harmful browser hijacker for your system and it is recommended to uninstall all the contents related to this hijacker as soon as possible.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

YellowfinTuna.com Redirect/ Hijacker Picture:

YellowfinTuna.com

Infected Symptoms:

1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering YellowfinTuna.com hijacker cannot be removed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once YellowfinTuna.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

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YellowfinTuna.com is not a reliable website, instead it is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. This threat is extremely annoying as it causes tons of redirections while users are browsing on the Internet. After it is successfully installed, it can compromise your web browser and change your default search engine and homepage. Antivirus program cannot find a way to catch it because it will apply an advance technique that aims to conceal itself and evades anti-virus detection. Users attacked by YellowfinTuna.com hijacker start finding themselves redirected to this domain all the time. More than that, it slows down the computer performance and also loads some useless files which may create problem for your system. You may also get unwanted toolbars added on the browser and constant pop-up of advertisements showing on the computer screen. Therefore, it is suggested users to manually remove it so that the virus can be totally gone from your PC and it won’t come back to bother your PC again.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on September 24, 2013 11:24 am

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