Well I got a page on my laptop stating that I have a virus and that my computer was locked. I don’t know what to do now. If I shut down the laptop and reboot, the pop-up warning comes back up and I can’t get the message off the screen. I ran Norton scan but it found nothing. I also went to manage add-ons and tried to disable something malicious but it didn’t help at all. I can’t surf Internet on Internet Explorer now. What do I do to get rid of this?
If you suddenly see RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Virus Pop-up on your browser that says your computer is locked and asks you to call a tech support number, you should realize that your system has been intruded by some potentially unwanted programs or adware already. This virus can mess up your entire computer system by generating fake system errors or misleading information, and then it tricks you into downloading more and more viruses to your machine. Generally speaking, it can access the target computer by opening spam email attachments, visiting dubious websites such as porn site, and downloading free software provided by unsafe file-sharing websites. Once installed, it could take up lots of system resources and memory space, thus it causes poor PC performance. Also it generates various pop-up ads, even when you’re not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information. It is advised users to be particularly cautious about fake pop-ups like this telling them that their computers are infected and urging to call a toll free number for assistance.
The malware owns the characteristic of both Ransomware and Browser hijacker. It can seize control of your browser or the whole PC, giving you fake alerts and causing you money loss problem. The pop up also refers to infamous “tech support scam” which falsely alerts users their computer is at risk. The message may have a variety of technical-sounding phrases to make it seem real. And on the pop-up message, users will probably have an “OK” button, but when they click it, it does nothing because RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC virus pop up will not go away at all. It only makes people feel trapped, and it reinforces the illusion that the only option to get rid of the pop up is to pay a fine or call the number listed on the warning alert as required. Don’t believe in what the pop-up says. This is a scam, pure and simple. To get rid of RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Virus pop-up, closing the browser might not be enough since the crooks have put extremely annoying scripts to prevent you from doing that. You are recommended to remove RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC virus manually with the following instruction.
RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Virus Pop-Up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Virus Pop-Up is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, 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 to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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 related to RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Virus Pop-Up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
RDN/YahLover.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Virus Pop-Up is not only a boring browser hijacker virus, it can be very dangerous. The pop up takes over computer users’ internet browsers trying to fool them and promote some commercial products and malware infections. It displays fake warnings saying that your computer is infected or that your personal and financial information may not be secured, and then it asks you to contact a non-existent online tech support for help. In some cases, the pop up invites other infection that can lock up the computer system, and demand a ransom to be paid in order to unlock the PC. We strongly recommend you to delete the virus ASAP before things get worse and worse. With this pop up inside the PC, your confidential data may be stolen by it and used for illegal activities.
Published by & last updated on July 17, 2016 8:19 am