Remove iReview malicious adware

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

“iReview” is another browser adware and it is a feature of Yontoo software, that tracks your browsing and displays ads according to your web searches. The iReview publisher ( claims that iReview extension enhances your browsing experience and offers enhanced search results including video, social media, etc. 

When you run the iReview program installer, then another malicious software called Yontoo is installed on your browser which performs browsing redirects and displays advertisements and special offers from unknown vendors.

To remove "iReview” – “Yontoo” malicious software from your computer, use the steps below:


How to remove "IReview” & "Yontoo” software from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed from "Yontoo LLC” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}


2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista).


3. In the program list, find and remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. Yontoo 2.053 (By Yontoo LLC) *

b. Remove any other program belongs to Yontoo (e.g. Yontoo Toolbar).

Notice*: At Yontoo uninstall window, click the 2nd option to completely remove Yontoo.


Step 2. Remove "iReview” (Yontoo) extension from your internet browser.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove "iReview” (Yontoo) software from Internet Explorer.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose choose “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.


2. Choose “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane and then disable all unwanted Toolbars and extensions:

a. Yontoo Api

b. Yontoo


3. Close all Internet Explorer windows and proceed to Step 3.

Google Chrome

How to remove “iReview” (Yontoo) software from Google Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".

remove-ireview -chrome

2. Choose "Extensions" on the left.


3. In “Extensions” options remove the “Yontoo 1.0.3.” extension by clicking the recycle icon at the right.


4. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 3.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove “iReview” (Yontoo) software from Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and choose “Add-ons”.


2. Choose “Extensions” on the left and then make sure that “Yontoo” extensions doesn’t exist. *

* If Yontoo extensions exist, then select the “Yontoo 1.20.02” reference and choose remove.


3. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 3: Remove malicious programs running at Windows startup.

Download and run CCleaner.

1. At CCleaner's main window, choose "Tools" on the left pane.


2. In "Tools" section, choose "Startup".


3. Choose "Windows" tab and then select and delete the “Yontoo Desktop” entry. (If it exists)

Yes    HKCU:Run    Yontoo Desktop    Yontoo LLC   "C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Yontoo\YontooDesktop.exe


4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Clean remain 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 “Delete”.


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


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


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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

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 6. 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 know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 7. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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