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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How to remove ad.yieldmanager.com tracking cookies (Removal Instructions)

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Ad.yieldmanager.com is a tracking cookie. This is not a virus or a Trojan. Cookies are harmless and don't represent any threats. They cannot contain a computer virus. Cookies are small text files that help make your browsing much more convenient. Web browsers save cookies on your hard drive. If you want to learn more about cookies please read this article: How Internet Cookies Work. However, ad.yieldmanager.com or just simply yieldmanager.com, tracks you across various websites, thus recording your user behavior. The problem is that you never gave them the permission to track you. What is more, the recorded information might be sold to third party websites for marketing purposes. That's why some anti-spyware programs detect ad.yieldmanager.com as a threat. YieldManager does not spread automatically using its own means.

You can find many articles and forum threads about ad.yieldmanager.com, content.yieldmanager.com or yieldmanager.net problem on the Internet. Most of time, users complain that they are getting random pop-up ads from yieldmanager.com or error messages with the following text:
Sorry, we couldn't find http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st?_PVID=PVvL1...ACX1b....


Users also state that yieldmanager is consuming their Internet connection, it takes more time to load web pages and after all they show things you didn't ask for. If you are reading this article then you are probably facing the same problem. Thankfully, we've got removal instructions to help you. Basically, you need to delete existing ad.yieldmanager.com cookies and then block third-party cookies from yieldmanager.com in your web browser. Here's the official YieldManager's opt-out cookie which stops the ability to keep track your browsing information: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/opt-out.


ad.yieldmanager.com removal instructions:

First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this browser hijacker. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





For Internet Explorer Users

1. Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools -> Internet Options.
2. On the "General" tab, under Temporary Internet files, click "Settings".


3. Click "View Files" button.


4. A new window titled "Temporary Internet Files" will show up. Search for cookies: ad.yieldmanager.com, content.yieldmanager.com, yieldmanager.com or yieldmanager.net and delete them. It's content.yieldmanager.com in our case.


NOTE: if for any reason you can't find those cookies then simply delete all the cookies from your computer.
 # On the "General" tab, click "Delete" under Browsing History in the "Internet Options" dialog box.
 # In the "Delete Browsing History" dialog box, click to clear all of the check boxes except for the Cookies  check box.
 # Click "Delete".
5.Close that window.
6. To access Internet Explorer's cookie options, select Tools -> Options -> Privacy tab. Then click on "Sites" button.


7. Type in yieldmanager.com and click "Block" button. You should also add yieldmanager.net to the list. Now both domain names should be listed in the "Managed websites" list.


8. Click "OK" to save the changes. That's it!


For Mozilla Firefox Users

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. In Mozilla Firefox go to: Tools -> Options.
2. On the "Privacy" tab click "Show cookies" button.


3. Search for yieldmanager as shown in the image below and remove found cookies. Then close the window.


NOTE: if for any reason you can't find those cookies then simply delete all the cookies from your computer.
 # Go to: Tools -> Clear Recent History. Clear all of the check boxes except for the "Cookies" check box. Click "Clear Now" button.
4.Close that window.
5. To access Mozilla Firefox's cookie options, select Tools -> Options -> Privacy tab. Then click on "Exceptions" button.


6. Type in yieldmanager.com and click "Block" button. You should also add yieldmanager.net to the list. Now both domain names should be added to the list.


7. Close the window and Click "OK" to save the changes. That's it!


Here's a list of other websites that may add tracking cookies to your computer too. Cookies from these websites should be blocked as well.
  • spylog.com
  • fastclick.net
  • tribalfusion.com
  • tradedoubler.com
  • bursnet.com
  • adbrite.com
  • adtech.de
  • trafficmp.com
  • mediaplex.com
  • atdmt.com
  • tacoda.net
  • advertrising.com
  • revsci.net
  • webtrends.com
  • atlassolutions.com
  • searchportal.information.com
  • hitbox.com
  • zedo.com
  • statse.webtrendslive.com
  • 2o7.net
  • doubleclick.com
  • doubleclick.net
  • information.com
  • www2.doubleclick.com
  • www2.doubleclick.net
  • readme.ru
  • quantcast.com
  • sharethis.com
  • snap.com
  • quantserve.com
  • mybloglog.com
  • begun.ru
  • begun.com
  • marketgid.com
  • merketgid.ru
  • indextools.com
  • marketingshift.com
  • clearspring.com
  • chitika.com
  • adfox.ru
  • adbureau.net
  • adbrite.com
  • adbrite.122.2o7.net

Additional information about third party websites and "Opt Out" settings:
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html
http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/thirdparties/
http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

And, of course, if you have any questions or additional information about ad.yieldmanager.com please don't hesitate and leave a comment. Good luck and be safe!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tried everything to get rid of the cookie ad.yieldmanager including all of the instructions above with no success ... until backed up all my files and then I deleted the user account from the computer. That did the trick. ;)

Anonymous said...

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I have to try that,it slows my %*#$ing computer.If the FBI would jsut %*$#ing track the source,they could arrest them,because the bullshit that they do is $&@!ing is HIGHLY ILLEGAL.For gods sake,they could be used for CYBER CRIMES-like,they steal my info,then they use it against me as an online sex offender and bullshit like that.thanks for the idea

Anonymous said...

Thanks that helped, but I have blocked most if not all programs. But setting my user name to local user which does not allow me or anyone or anything to install ANY SOFTWARE on the system unless you have admin rights. So I can down load a software, then log off disconnect from the internet and install the software if it is clear. ITS WORKED FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS NOW WITH ANY VIRUS!

When yieldmanager.com attempted to run a script it kept failing saying it would not run the script (well because I shut that privilege down). So I wanted to find out what it was so that is why I come to this page. Oh ya, it did not want to to close it off because I wanted to continue running the script, so I have to go to Task Manager to shut it down several time til it want away. Good luck gabriel.harris@live.com

Anonymous said...

For some reason, any Mac on our network (hard-wired or wireless) takes forever to load any page infested with yieldmanager. PCs don't seem to be affected. Brought my laptop from home to verify that it wasn't any settings on my computers here. Also affects Safari. Creepy. Any idea what sort of network setting could cause this?

Admin said...

It's a tracking cookie, not a virus. And it can't infect your computer. It might be a temporary outage of their ad servers. But if this happens like every day then maybe you should block access to yieldmanager.com. However, there might be a problem that some website won't load at all if you block yieldmanager. Well, just give it a try. Not sure about network settings, sorry.

Andrey Nosatii said...

Thx for this information ;)

Anonymous said...

I think what we really need to do is take down the two faced company that owns the yieldmanager.com domain, markmonitor.com. Mark Monitor is a company that supposedly helps prevent fraud, phishing and email scams. Yet they have the ip address of ad.yieldmanager.com constantly changing which makes it nearly impossible to block. The best defense I've found is the Opera browser. It gives you the option to accept or refuse cookies as they attempted to be written. And it remembers your choice and blocks those cookies from then on. But really, we need to get the word out about markmonitor.com and what a fraud they are. PASS THE WORD

Anonymous said...

We need to get at the root of the problem. yieldmanager.com is owned by markmonitor.com

Anonymous said...

You are the best, most explicit of how to get rid of yield manager. It's your easy to follow illustrations that make it easy for the average user. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I followed these and it came back again today.

Anonymous said...

I tried all of the above to stop yield manager and came across instructions on how to edit the host file in Windows. Did this and got rid of it once and for all!

Anonymous said...

I tried all of the above with no luck. I then realised that Spy Bot Search and Destroy wasn't immunizing properly. I edited the Hosts file in Windows and deleted the likes of double.click, google analysis, stat counter etc and it did the trick. spy Bot is now working fully immunized and I am not getting pop ups or redirected to other websites.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone actually emailed the FBI about mark monitor and complained? I just did. If all of us did that perhaps we would get results. Trying to get rid of adyield..help..szukidavis@aol.com/

Anonymous said...

Anon writes: I tried all of the above with no luck. I then realised that Spy Bot Search and Destroy wasn't immunizing properly. I edited the Hosts file in Windows and deleted the likes of double.click, google analysis, stat counter etc and it did the trick. spy Bot is now working fully immunized and I am not getting pop ups or redirected to other websites.
PLEASE CAN ANON WRITE TO: szukidavis@aol.com/ with detailed instructions...I am totally not computer savvy and need baby step description to make spybot work better. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

How do you block and-or remove from google

zack said...

i used to face this problem before. it is so annoying. then i found a suspicious folder in "c:\Program Files" with name "Tuto4pc". Open it, then click on the uninstall icon, and problem solved. no more annoying popups

Anonymous said...

go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc then open the file called hosts with text editor (notepad)

and add the line "127.0.0.1 ad.yieldmanager.com" at the bottom without the "".

I found this on another web site and it works for me. I'm using Chrome, but i thinks it works with other browsers.

It works well and you can see an error on the web page when ad.yieldmanager.com gets rejected.

Anonymous said...

Thanks it helped. I removed a folder called Discount Buddy from my Program files and it worked!!

Anonymous said...

SOLVED THIS PROBLEM :
add the following website to your blocked list.
http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net

This works.
If in future you get similar problem then what you need to do ?
Right click on on the image and select the option which will provide image information
Mozilla option is : View Image Info
IE option is : Properties.

You will get the name of the website which needs to be blocked.

Add the website to your blocked list.