(Solved!) How to Remove "YEA DESKTOP" virus in 5 minutes? Here is your "YEA DESKTOP" Removal Guide

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:


YEA DESKTOP is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program). What is PUP? PUP is crapware. YEA DESKTOP have several types of unwanted behaviour:
  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.

YEA DESKTOP can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
YEA DESKTOP is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for YEA DESKTOP in the Control Panel.
Sometimes YEA DESKTOP uninstaller does not work.

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How YEA DESKTOP got on your computer?

Usually you got YEA DESKTOP with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since YEA DESKTOP manufacturer pays software developers for distributing YEA DESKTOP within their applications, YEA DESKTOP is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one YEA DESKTOP problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

You have 2 ways to remove YEA DESKTOP:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "YEA DESKTOP", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

Here’s how to remove YEA DESKTOP virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove YEA DESKTOP virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove YEA DESKTOP redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove YEA DESKTOP manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see YEA DESKTOP at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

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STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to YEA DESKTOP in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove YEA DESKTOP virus from running processes

Remove YEA DESKTOP virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove YEA DESKTOP virus from Windows services

Remove YEA DESKTOP virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains YEA DESKTOP in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove YEA DESKTOP from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to YEA DESKTOP. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from YEA DESKTOP virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove YEA DESKTOP virus from Windows registry

Remove YEA DESKTOP virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains YEA DESKTOP.

STEP 7: Remove YEA DESKTOP from Google Chrome.
Remove YEA DESKTOP Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove YEA DESKTOP from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove YEA DESKTOP from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

I use UnHackMe for cleaning ads and viruses from my friend's computers, because it is extremely fast and effective.

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STEP 3: Carefully review the detected threats!

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