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What is YeaDesktop?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that YeaDesktop is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by YeaDesktop?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs and features:

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and this warning when you try to uninstall:

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How did YeaDesktop get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove YeaDesktop?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of YeaDesktop?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes YeaDesktop completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the YeaDesktop adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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The web protection module also blocks some of the connections the adware tries to make:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [YeaDesktop] => C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe [2903552 2017-04-12] ()
 C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YeaDesktop

1.0.0.1 (HKLM-x32\...\YeaDesktop) (Version: 1.0.0.1 - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop
       Adds the file config.xml"="4/20/2017 10:12 AM, 1488 bytes, A
       Adds the file HelpTool.dll"="4/11/2017 5:18 PM, 1526272 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/20/2017 10:12 AM, 23045 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/20/2017 10:12 AM, 961334 bytes, A
       Adds the file YeaDesktop.exe"="4/12/2017 9:56 AM, 2903552 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\common
       Adds the file apphoverbk.png"="1/17/2017 4:31 PM, 355 bytes, A
       Adds the file BkgSelectedHover.png"="1/17/2017 4:31 PM, 364 bytes, A
       Adds the file BkgSelectedNormal.png"="1/17/2017 4:31 PM, 255 bytes, A
       Adds the file BkgSelectedPressed.png"="1/17/2017 4:31 PM, 366 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YeaDesktop
       Adds the file Uninstall YeaDesktop.lnk"="4/20/2017 10:12 AM, 1039 bytes, A
       Adds the file YeaDesktop.lnk"="4/20/2017 10:12 AM, 1049 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION]
       "YeaDesktop.exe"="REG_DWORD", 11001
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\YeaDesktop]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0.1"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0.1"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 5259
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "YeaDesktop"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "default"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.4.2.ee2 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20170420"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallDataFile"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\unins000.dat"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\unins000.exe""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "YeaDesktop"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe /autostart"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\YeaDesktop]
       "InsM"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "InsTM"="REG_QWORD, ....
       "Silent"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "TmN"="REG_SZ", "51471"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\YeaDesktop\actv]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/20/17
Scan Time: 10:29 AM
Logfile: mbamYeaDesktop.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.6.1469
Components Version: 1.0.103
Update Package Version: 1.0.1766
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 327575
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 27 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe, Quarantined, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe, Quarantined, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\YeaDesktop, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, HKCU\SOFTWARE\YeaDesktop, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391400],1.0.1766

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|YeaDesktop, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\common, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\YeaDesktop, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\YEADESKTOP, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391395],1.0.1766

File: 13
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\common\apphoverbk.png, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\common\BkgSelectedHover.png, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\common\BkgSelectedNormal.png, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\common\BkgSelectedPressed.png, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\config.xml, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\HelpTool.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\unins000.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\unins000.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\Program Files (x86)\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391396],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YeaDesktop\Uninstall YeaDesktop.lnk, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391395],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YeaDesktop\YeaDesktop.lnk, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391395],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\YEADESKTOP_51471.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391393],1.0.1766
PUP.Optional.YeaDesktop, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\YEAPUSERINFO.INI, Delete-on-Reboot, [1444], [391398],1.0.1766

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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