View.contextualyield(.)com is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware as it enters your system unknowingly and starts generating multiple pop-up ads that you may not be able to close or get rid of easily. Clicking such a pop-up, however, may redirect you to unwanted websites that could be compromised and could further infect your system.
Reportedly, View.contextualyield(.)com is powered by OffersByContext which is known as an advertising platform. And, although not malicious, our researchers suggest removing view.contextualyield(.)com from your system as it may disturb your browsing routine, slow down your machine and expose it to more serious threats from the Web.
|Short Description||You will see advertisements in the form of pop-ups.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements are displayed, which can be covering the whole page and be a hindrance to your browsing.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by View.contextualyield(.)com|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss View.contextualyield(.)com.|
View.contextualyield(.)com – Distribution
View.contextualyield(.)com advertisements are typically distributed by an adware from third-party installers. Without knowing, you can get the adware on your computer because it can hide in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are not always fully disclosed, and you can get View.contextualyield(.)com without your consent. At times, this can be avoided if you analyze Advanced or Custom menus of an installation setup.
The adware seems to be powered by OffersByContext:
It is an advertising platform that is tied with the View.contextualyield(.)com site.
Another way of ad distribution for this PUP is if you visit dubious websites. They can have potentially malicious content or ads with redirects to unwanted content.
View.contextualyield(.)com – In Depth
View.contextualyield(.)com is a site you may see frequently as a result of advertisements. It is heavily supported by OffersByContext like mentioned above. The official website and main domain is ByContext(.)com. Once your computer gets affected by the adware, your browser DNS settings as well as others may be changed. It may install a browser extension and/or add-on. The domain that is mainly generating related pop-up ads is View.contextualyield(.)com:
The advertisements may differ in form and content. In terms of form, they can:
- be inside the page
- be pop-ups
- be pop-unders
- be banners
- cover the entire page
In terms of content, the ads may point to software downloads or lead to suspicious sites that look legitimate. The software downloads and the sites may contain malicious code. Sites, to which you may be redirected, can make revenue on a pay-per-click principle.
In the policy it is explicitly written you agree to have cookies by accessing the View.contextualyield(.)com site, any of its affiliates or having advertisements opened up. Through those cookies, information about you, your computer and browsing activities may be collected.
View.contextualyield(.)com – Removal
To remove View.contextualyield(.)com manually from your computer, follow the removal instruction steps given below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this adware and its leftovers completely, you should scan and remove them with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will keep your computer safe in the future.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall View.contextualyield(.)com in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall View.contextualyield(.)com.
Step 2: Remove View.contextualyield(.)com from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select View.contextualyield(.)com and click “Remove”
After View.contextualyield(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select View.contextualyield(.)com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After View.contextualyield(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on View.contextualyield(.)com
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall View.contextualyield(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the View.contextualyield(.)com will be removed.