Anyone had Ad.yieldmanager?

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  1. meadowhog

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    Hi, I consider myself a bit of dunce with PCs but usually manage to do what I need but I'm really stuck on removing Ad.yieldmanager. Its supposed to be a cookie but after deleting cookies, temp files, scans with AVG , defender, malwarebytes and checking other sites I'm at a loss. Im running vista on a laptop and the fan is driving me mad. Any ideas?.......... please
     
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    Thanks JohnD

    Tried the free one which picked up a more stuff than AVG but Ad.yieldmanager is still there. I can see it briefly pop up on the progress bar when on IE8.
     
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    If it is really just a cookie, I would use "Tools" "internet Options" "Privacy" "Sites" "Block"

    You could also (afterwards) do "Tools" "internet Options" "Security" "Restricted Sites" "sites" "Add"
     
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    Ive already done that which prevents pop ups but reading other sites its supposed to be 'like' a cookie but acts as spyware. It does not seem to be malware or spyware so the anti software doesnt pick it up. If that makes sense.
     
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    If it is only a tracking cookie:
    Download and install Ccleaner
    When installing, watch out for the tick box that will install the Yahoo Toolbar if left ticked
    Once installed, click Check For Updates (bottom right of the screen)

    Ccleaner. Initial Setup and Operation.

    After initial setup, all settings will be saved and only the Instructions In Bold Underline need be
    carried out to run Ccleaner on a regular basis


    Options -> Cookies
    Transfer all the cookies that you recognise and use to the righthand column. (This only needs to be done
    once OR prior to cleaning when you have visited new sites that may have lodged cookies for sign-in
    purposes).

    Options -> Settings
    Tick -> Auto check for updates
    Dot -> Normal File Deletion ( You can change this if you want to over write the deleted files for securer
    deletion)

    Options -> Advanced
    Tick -> Only delete files in Temp. . . older that 48 hours.
    Tick -> Show promt to backup.
    Untick -> All other Options.

    Tools -> Uninstaller
    Handy for uninstalling and also if you have uninstalled using Add/Remove but the name remains in the list, click it in this list and click Delete Entry.

    Tools -> Startup
    Saves going into Start -> Run -> msconfig to disable programs from running at Startup and you can remove items from the startup list.

    Cleaner -> Windows Tab
    Tick IE to put a tick in all, then Untick Autocomplete form history
    Tick Win Explorer to put a tick in all.
    Tick System to put a tick in all, then Untick Clipboard, Start Menu Shortcuts & Desktop
    Shortcuts.
    Leave Advanced unticked.

    Cleaner -> Application Tab
    Tick All Boxes except Saved Form Information if there is a non-IE browser section.

    Click Registry, Tick Registry Integrity to put a tick in all boxes in the list.


    Operation

    With all browsers shut down click Cleaner then Analyze.
    When complete, click Run Cleaner, the Are You Sure screen will popup, click OK


    Click Registry, then Scan For Issues
    When complete, click Fix Selected Issues.
    The offer to Backup will show, click Yes.
    It will offer to save in My Documents, click Save.
    Then click Fix All Selected Issues, OK.
    Then Close.


    Keep Ccleaner installed and run the Cleaner section about once a week to tidy up any leftovers from browsing etc.

    dave
     
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    Thanks dave.m

    Fantastic tool. It found Ad.yieldmanager, the only time Ive found a reference to it but alas its still there.
     
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