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Remove Yeabests.top Redirect

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Yeabests.top is one of the domains for the browser hijacker Uportal. Copyrighted by ESOffers Network Co., Limited, that is believed to be the company that developed it. The hijacker can redirect you and shows the search results of “Plus! Network” which is another hijacker. Before showing that page, all of your search queries go through the servers of ESOffers. The hijacker redirect will alter the homepage, new tab and search engine of your browsers. To remove the hijacker and its files, you should read the article to the end.

Threat Summary

NameYeabests.top
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionAll browsers on your computer can be affected. The hijacker could redirect you and filter your search queries.
SymptomsThe browser settings which can be modified are the homepage, search engine, new tab, and browser add-ons. You might see third party content and advertisements.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Yeabests.top – Delivery Ways

Yeabests.top is mainly delivered via third-party installations. Bundled packages and freeware can place the hijacker on your computer device. Freeware install setups like these could have additional components ready to be installed by default. More settings can be changed before you realize that your browsers are affected. Preventing unwanted installations such as that is doable if you find a Custom or an Advanced settings menu in the setup to deselect components.

Yeabests.top could utilize more ways for delivery too. It could push its search engine through advertisement content on various websites by putting banners, pop-ups and more sponsored content. The hijacker might also be delivered using the aid of suspicious websites that host redirect links. All those websites might be in a partnership or business affiliation with Yeabests.top. These are the mostly affected browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

Yeabests.top – Technical Details

Yeabests.top is one of the domains of the browser hijacker Uportal. The hijacker is very likely developed by the company ESOffers Network Co., Limited. The company’s copyright is provided at the bottom of the main web page. You can see how the website looks from the picture right here:

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As you can see above, the Yeabests.top page consists of a search bar, and lots of on-page adverts, that redirect you to websites of unknown origin and related to targeted marketing. That exact page will be put in the place of your browsers’ search engine, new tab setting, and the starting home page too. Refrain from clicking on any of the advertisements as they are links that redirect you.

While you have any Yeabests.top related program inside your computer, you will see your browsers get modified settings. Software that does these changes can install on your computer machine through bundled software. All kinds of extensions and apps can generate advertisements, and show more targeted content and redirect you when you surf the Web. The redirects will probably send you to sites filled with ads. Those pages could be affiliated or even partnered with Yeabests.top.

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In the snapshot above, you can see where the searches via Yeabests.top lead to. You are getting redirected to the search results page of Plus Network each time you do a search. It is not excluded for you to get redirected to other search engines. Looking more closely reveals how just before that every search query you make will go through the search.esoffers.com redirect.

Yeabests.top can acquire additional information about you and your browsing activity, when the search queries go through both search.esoffers.com and the Plus Network hijacker servers.

The two search engines are very likely to be partners or affiliates. Every bit of information obtained from your search queries can be disclosed to them. You should be very careful of what information you put inside search bars. Read on and see how much data can be acquired from you and how that happens.

Yeabests.top – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the Yeabests.top is short and transparent. It is interesting to see that it actually says the name of Greenet.xyz hijacker – it is from the same company and seem to push the same search page interface.

The policy says what kind of information the site collects and what third parties can also acquire information from you via its services. The redirects from the new tab, home page and the searches of Yeabests.top always go through the Plus Network. The website collects personally and non-personally identifying information. Reading the policy will prove to you that all of that collected data, may be shared with third-parties.

You can view the Privacy Policy from here:

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Information which is gathered by Yeabests.top is the following:
  • Your name
  • Your E-mail address
  • Your IP address
  • Click-through data
  • Type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Internet Explorer)
  • Type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac OS)
  • Domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink)

As we already mentioned above – all of your searches go through the Plus Network domain, so its Privacy Policy applies here too. Its policy is short and not very detailed, but all personally identifying information will be collected.

An interesting quote from the Yeabests.top policy is:

Some of the web search services provided herein are provided by Trovi Search and powered by Trovi search partners. For information on the web search services data collection, please visit http://info.trovi.com/Privacy, and the search provider’s privacy policy, as applicable.

That means that the services of Trovi Search are involved, and that is not good – head over to the web address given in the above quote if you want to read their policy as well. Surely, all Trovi partners are probably involved, thus a lot of different information can be collected from you. So be very careful about what you search and what data you provide to such services.

By using any services of Yeabests.top or those of its affiliates and partners, including toolbars, extensions, add-ons, or applications tied to them will automatically grant your consent for personal data collection. In the policy, it is written that cookies and other tracking technologies are used in the information obtainment process.

Remove Yeabests.top (uPortal) Fully

To remove Yeabests.top manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and all of its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove Yeabests.top from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Yeabests.top

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Yeabests.top and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors 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:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Yeabests.top on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Yeabests.top there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Yeabests.top with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Yeabests.top from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Yeabests.top and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Yeabests.top:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Yeabests.top. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Yeabests.top. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Yeabests.top via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Yeabests.top. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Yeabests.top from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Yeabests.top from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Yeabests.top from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Yeabests.top from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Yeabests.top will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Yeabests.top from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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