I Have asked this before about adyield manager/ad pop ups

  laptopdunce 08:25 11 Apr 2013

I have just reset my IE to the original factory settings, but I am still getting these AWFUL adyield ads for everything from "slow PC checks" to gaming ads. It only happens on this laptop, my other one is fine, but it seems IMPOSSIBLE to stop these adyield things appearing when I am on ebay, pcadvisor, and generally as soon as I log on to a site from yahoo to hotmail, to ebay to just about anything, I have gone through all the rigmarole of resetting startpage on IE in interent properties but I am still getting these terrible ads. Is there not a SIMPLE way to stop all this? it seems IMPOSSIBLE for a novice to remove this annoying rubbish. thnanks LAPTOPDUNCE

  michaelw 09:12 11 Apr 2013

You've probably got trackers which install themselves on the back of free programs. I had the same problem. Follow this link for advice http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4539301

  laptopdunce 17:13 11 Apr 2013

I have just followed Jock1e's link and removed all the ad.yield manager cookies in the temp., internet files, (the list was enormously long! what would happen if I just highlighted the lot and deleted them all??) then i put in the ad.yieldmanager.com/net/org etc., urls's in the block section of the privacy/sites tab, I am sure all this is like MichaelW explains about a tracker that installs itself on all the cookies from ebay, as this is my main laptop for administering my UK ebay, also the Parcelforce had LOADS of cookies in the list, and that is a TERRIBLE site for these awful pop-ups with "coupons" that block the box where you have to put in the tack code, a real PAIN!! the other cookies in the list all had names like " ebaystatic, thumbs.ebay, securepics.ebay, msn.test, favicon, parcelforce.com" but I didnt delete all those, Fingers crossed I hope this stops it, I am using google chrome browser at the moment as this IE is TERRIBLE for all this crap that has only just recently been plaguing this laptop. Thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

  laptopdunce 23:13 11 Apr 2013

It seems to have stopped those horrible ad.yieldmanager pop up ads appearing BUT now I am getting a message when I log onto ebay saying that they use cookies and to enable cookies in my browser, I was under the impression that the IE browser WAS accepting cookies from sites (but obvioulsy have blocked all the ones from ad.yieldmanager!!) if ebay means the ad.yieldmanager block then this is tantamount to blackmail in that they wont let people view their site UNLESS they allow these AWFUL ad.yieldmanager popups, or have I understood it wrong? if so how do I enable the cookies for the ebay site? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

  laptopdunce 07:37 12 Apr 2013

Just logged on and I am STILL getting these pop ups from ad.yieldmanager AND something called xtendmedia.com, I am really sick of this, it seems IMPOSSIBLE to stop this crap, I just dont know what to do!! LAPTOPDUNCE

  laptopdunce 08:10 12 Apr 2013

I have just downloaded the Hitmanpro and it did a one off scan, removed 101 items and 2 trojans (so it said!!) I had to remove Iminent that had installed itself after re-start from the control panel in programmes, (I dont want any of this "emoticom" crap on the laptop) so will see what happens, will try that 2nd link for Hitmanpro and see what happens there. I must admit I have just logged on and ANOTHER of these bloody pop ups has appeared!! I think I might have to get a new laptop really to end all this!! LAPTOPDUNCE

  laptopdunce 08:26 12 Apr 2013

OK just done that again with the link you sent for the direct download of 32bit Htmanpro, (the earlier one I donwlaoded from Cnet) now it is showing that there were no threats but still it found about 87 tracking cookies!! Oh, this is such a nightmare for a novice, WHY WHY WHY are these things so goddamned complicated!!??? LAPTOPDUNCE

  Woolwell 11:48 12 Apr 2013

Read wiki answers. But note that deleting all cookies will also delete auto log in/remember password for sites like PCA. However it is possible that you have picked up some malware. Suggest that you run malwarebytes (free version) in safe mode. malwarebytes

  laptopdunce 13:01 12 Apr 2013

After that 2nd run of the HitmanPro, it seems to have stopped alot of these ad.yieldmanager things, I will run the EMIsoft from Jock1e and see what that brings up, then I shall do the CCleaner scan and registry scan, will let you know what happens........, LAPTOPDUNCE

  hiwatt 13:04 12 Apr 2013

also worth installing a HOSTS file.See here http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

  laptopdunce 18:02 12 Apr 2013

I couldnt get EMIsoft programme to operate in the free 30 day mode, after downloading it said that my free trial had expired!! so ran the antimalwarebytes scan and that came up with 15 objects found, all something called "pup", deleted that lot and then did the CCleaner and CClean register cleaner, I havent had anymore of those ad.yield and other annoying pop-ups yet. I think that I must have deleted a cookie in the previous clear out in the IE tools programme as it has stopped only my auto fill in on hotmail and passwords, most other sites work OK, Is it possible to get Hotmail to auto fill-in again? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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