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Remove View.contextualyield(.)com Ads Permanently

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.

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NameView.contextualyield(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionYou will see advertisements in the form of pop-ups.
SymptomsAdvertisements are displayed, which can be covering the whole page and be a hindrance to your browsing.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundle Packages
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by View.contextualyield(.)com
User ExperienceJoin 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:

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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:

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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.
The Privacy Policy of View.contextualyield(.)com redirects to the one of ByContext:

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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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall View.contextualyield(.)com.

    Step 2: Remove View.contextualyield(.)com from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select View.contextualyield(.)com and click “Remove

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    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.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate View.contextualyield(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After View.contextualyield(.)com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    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’.

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    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.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on View.contextualyield(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    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.

    Step 3: Remove View.contextualyield(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove View.contextualyield(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove View.contextualyield(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove View.contextualyield(.)com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove View.contextualyield(.)com.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any View.contextualyield(.)com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Remove View.contextualyield(.)com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    2. Remove View.contextualyield(.)com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove View.contextualyield(.)com. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all View.contextualyield(.)com associated files automatically.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    3. Remove View.contextualyield(.)com with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    4. Remove View.contextualyield(.)com with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove View.contextualyield(.)com. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all View.contextualyield(.)com associated files completely.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to View.contextualyield(.)com in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from View.contextualyield(.)com (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by View.contextualyield(.)com.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from View.contextualyield(.)com.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from View.contextualyield(.)com is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by View.contextualyield(.)com should be restored.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the View.contextualyield(.)com threat: Manual removal of View.contextualyield(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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