Danger level: Medium
Geographical Distribution: Around The Globe
Infected OS: Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
Removal: Quite difficult to remove without special tools
Adware.Yontoo is a vicious virus which puts the user of the infected system in a jeopardy. This is PUA or Potentially Unwanted Application. The dangerous virus hides in the deep and internal files of the computer system. As a result of this the virus goes undetected by the user and anti virus program for a very long period of time. This virus works in a silent and hidden manner to escape from the eyes of the user. Adware.Yontoo also carries tasks from the background. Another disturbing feature of this PUA is that it causes to reboot the system often. A reboot can occur even in the middle of any important work. This is really frustrating and it also causes harm to the user of the system.
Lots of false error messages and fake warning alerts on the system are displayed by the Adware.Yontoo when it comes to use the system. These warnings and error messages are shown to compel the user to buy various products and software. It wants you to buy these bogus products in the name of fixing problems that do not exist in the first place. Many settings on the system is also changed by the Adware.Yontoo like the desktop background on the system. It also alters the home page and default search engine of a browser. This PUA virus will also cause to display lots of ads on the infected computer system. This virus also spies on the activities of the user. It tries to know the credit card number, banking passwords etc.
The developers of Adware.Yontoo have also developed many other viruses in the past also. They are experienced people who knows very well that how to make money from such malicious applications. This kind of a situation is very likely. Motive is to generate revenue which is accomplished by performing malicious activities on the infected computer. These kind of activities falls in the category of illegal earning. For example they can drive traffic to its sponsored sites using the group of infected computers by using the network components or more like misusing them. Money is also earned by traffic programs. Users online activities are also at the target of such crooks. Experts advise the general public to delete Adware.Yontoo from the PC.