The Yousoftwerme.com is a recently developed computer worm that has infected thousands of windows based systems during the last few months. Yousoftwerme.com is another variation of the advanced level browser hijackers that is developed as well as distributed by the international hackers to attacks the targeted computers, and gained full control of their browsing activities. The hackers use spam emails, and freeware downloads to spread this infection. Once this malicious application invades the system, it immediately makes several changes in your browser. You will notice that the browser homepage and the default search engine are modified without your permission. It presents itself as a legitimate search engine just like Google or Yahoo, but in reality, this is a trap set by the cyber crooks. This is just a platform use by the cyber criminals to promote third party products, and increase the traffic on some low ranked websites. It examines your browsing activities, and send the targeted pop-up ads according to your browsing preferences. Furthermore, it makes your computer extremely slow, and most of the times you are unable to open any website.
Manual Removal of Ads by Yousoftwerme.com
Once the system comes under attack by the Yousoftwerme.com browser hijacker, your duty is to remove this nasty infection quickly in order to protect your resources as well as data. You can choose an automatic removal tool that is easily available on the web. Besides that, you can also try the manual removal process which is mentioned below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Restart the infected PC, and access the boot options menu by using the F8 key repeatedly while the system is restarting. You have to select the Safe mode option from the list and press the Enter key to access the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
Open the task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Click on the processes tab, and remove the following malicious processes from the available list before closing the task manager: –
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
Open the file explorer, proceed to the system files folder, and remove the following associated files of this threat by using the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
In the end, you are required to remove the corrupt additions in the windows registry. Access the registry editor by clicking on the start menu, and run the RegEdit command before pressing the OK button. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following associated entries of the Yousoftwerme.com:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Yousoftwerme.com\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Yousoftwerme.com\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Yousoftwerme.com\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Once above mentioned process is completed, you need to reboot the computer in the normal mode and check if you are succeeded to remove the virus manually. If the virus is removed, you must run a complete system scan after updating your existing antivirus program.