Ytnoads

Ytnoads Description


Ytnoads is a browser add-on that malware researchers have rated as being a Potentially Unwanted Program, due to a combination of potentially undesirable functions, along with Ytnoads’s attempts to block its own uninstallation – an invasive act that no legitimate software would commit. Ironically, the symptoms of Ytnoads add-on being installed often include infected Web advertisements, which may be both security and performance problems for the affected Web browser. Since Ytnoads has more than enough traits to qualify Ytnoads as a PUP, deleting Ytnoads with strong anti-malware software is the safest way to handle Ytnoads, and the easiest way to get your browser back under your complete control.

When No Advertisements Turn out to Mean More Advertisements


With almost no marketing presence on the Web and no company history to analyze, Ytnoads has the classic marks of being another case of advertising shovelware that exists to expose random PC users to advertisements for fast, easy profits. Ytnoads installer files, often detected as Adware.MultiPlug.Installer.Setup.E or other MultiPlug variants, usually are distributed with random file names and may be bundled with unrelated applications. Malware researchers also see some circumstantial reasons indicating that Ytnoads may be a variant of previous adware products, such as UTAdRReMoovalAppa, WatchItNoAds and ExstraCoupon.

After its installation, Ytnoads may modify Chrome and Firefox to display additional advertisements.
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Because Ytnoads may update itself, Ytnoads also may include other functions that impact your browser negatively. Ytnoads advertisements are displayed as pop-ups and/or injected links into unrelated Web pages, and these functions may block some website content or cause poor browser performance. However, malware experts find them most questionable for their inherent security risks, as always is the case with advertisements that display automatically, and can’t be disabled or filtered.

The Add-On that isn’t Easily Subtracted from Your Browser


Despite its advertising and update-related functions, Ytnoads’s most inappropriate feature is its efforts at blocking any attempt to be rid of Ytnoads. While Ytnoads does display itself in the add-on managers for both Firefox and Chrome, Ytnoads exploits permissions settings to block its deletion. Similarly, attempting to disable Ytnoads is unlikely to be successful, unless it’s initiated by a PC security expert or an appropriate security program.

Ytnoads, like similar adware programs seen of late, doesn’t install itself to Internet Explorer (although that Web browser has its own troubles, some of which have been noted in a previous article on the Tritax family). Although IE isn’t vulnerable to Ytnoads, dealing with adware, in general, calls for both safe browsing behavior on the part of the user and the presence of dependable anti-malware utilities. Ytnoads’s installation never should happen in the first place, assuming that you don’t indulge in unsafe downloading behavior that gives Ytnoads the opportunity.

Ytnoads Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Ytnoads? To safely & quickly detect Ytnoads we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Classes\YouTubeNoAds.YouTubeNoAdsSOFTWARE\Classes\YTNoAds.YTNoAdsSOFTWARE\Classes\YTNoAds.YTNoAds.1.7SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{40810B39-A4AC-789C-C158-35D7C078AE59}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{40810B39-A4AC-789C-C158-35D7C078AE59}YouTubeNoAds.YouTubeNoAdsYouTubeNoAds.YouTubeNoAds.1.7YTNoAds.YTNoAdsYTNoAds.YTNoAds.1.7
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {40810B39-A4AC-789C-C158-35D7C078AE59}
Posted: February 14, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 623

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