Remove ad.xtendmedia, ad.yieldmanager, browser adware hijacker

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

Ad.xtendmedia”, “ad.yieldmanager” & “” are browser adware and hijacker programs, that infects your computer without your permission. When your computer is infected with one of these adware platforms, your internet browser displays pop-ups & advertisements from unknown vendors at the bottom left corner, in almost any website you visit. 

Ad.xtendmedia”, “ad.yieldmanager” & “” adware – hijacker program can be installed on common Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox) when visiting infected websites or when you download free software installers on your computer.

If you want to remove “Ad.xtendmedia”, “Ad.yieldmanager” & “” from your computer, follow the steps bellow:

How to remove “Ad.xtendmedia”, “Ad.yieldmanager” & “” from your computer

Step 1: Remove malicious running processes.

1. Download TDSSKiller Anti-rootkit utility  from Kaspersky's website on your desktop.




2. When the download process is complete, go to your desktop and double click on “tdsskiller.exe” to run it.


3. At Kaspersky’s Anti-rootkit utility program, click on “Change parameters” option.


4. At TDSSKiller settings, check to enable the“Detect TDLFS file system” option and press “OK”.


5. Press "Start scan" to start scan for malicious programs.


When the scan process is complete, a new window opens with the scanning results.

6. Choose "Cure" and let the program finish the cure operation of the infected files.

7. When the "curing" operation is complete, reboot your computer.

8. After rebooting, run TDSSKiller again to scan one more time for Rootkits. If the previous curing job was completed successfully, the program now will inform you that "No Threats found".



Step 2: Remove and stop remaining malicious processes by using “RogueKiller”.

1. Download and save “RogueKiller” utility to your desktop.

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system’s version. To find your operating system’s version, “Right Click” on your computer icon and look at “System Type” section.


2. Find ”RogueKiller” on your desktop and double click to run it. When prescan is completed, press "Scan" button to perform a full scan.


3. When full scan is completed, press “Delete” to remove all malicious items.


4. When the removal process is completed, press the “Fix Host” button.




5. Close Rogue Killer utility and restart your computer.

When your computer restarts, check your Internet connection and proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Clean remaining registry entries using “AdwCleaner”.

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.


2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Scan”.


4. When the scan is completed, press “Clean” to remove all the unwanted malicious entries.


4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information”and press “OK” again to restart your computer.


5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

Step 4. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

Download and install one of the most reliable FREE anti malware programs today to clean your computer from remaining malicious threats. If you want to stay constantly protected from malware threats, existing and future ones, we recommend that you install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO:

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1. Run "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" and allow the program to update to it's latest version and malicious database if needed.

2. When the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" main window appears on your screen, choose the "Perform quick scan" option and then press "Scan" button and let the program scan your system for threats.


3. When the scanning is completed, press “OK” to close the information message and then press the "Show results" button to view and remove the malicious threats found.


4. At the "Show Results" window check – using your mouse's left button- all the infected objects and then choose the "Remove Selected" option and let the program remove the selected threats.


5. When the removal of infected objects process is complete, "Restart your system to remove all active threats properly"


6. Continue to the next step.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in Windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 5. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 6. Perform a full scan with your antivirus program

Run your antivirus program and perform a full scan to all files and folders.

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