Hi folks, my BT/Yahoo mail has started to ask me 'Do you want to open or save get-user-id.js from ad.yieldmanager' but since I do not, I always click 'cancel'.
My question is, is this spyware? If so, why should BT/Yahoo want to install it? And finally, how do I stop the pop-up?
All advice will be gratefully received.
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You need to scan your computer with your security software. If that finds nothing, a program like Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/ will take a more stringent look.
It's malware not spyware. Do not click on any of the pop up. Just close it down.
Download and scan your computer with Malwarebytes and delete anything it suggests.
Link to Malwarebytes
If that does not remove it you can delete ad.yieldmanager.com cookie by accessing your cookie settings on your browser. Go Tools > Internet Options > General > Delete browsing history > tick the box cookies
After you’ve deleted the Ad.yieldmanager.com cookie, you have the option to block ad.yieldmanager.com cookie in your browser. Follow these steps on how to block ad.yieldmanager.com in your IE or Firefox browser:
For Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Sites: type in yieldmanager.com > Block.
For Firefox: Tools > Options > Privacy > Use custom settings for history > Exceptions > Address of web sites: type in yieldmanager.com > Block
Thanks Reed_Richards and gg30340.
I have scanned my box using AVG, Malwarebytes quick scan and Malwarebytes full scan. None have found any virus, malware or spyware code.
According to the Guardian, Yieldmanager is apparently and advertising delivery system run by Yahoo and there is an opt-out page http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/opt_out.html.
I'm hoping that I've seen the last of the pop-up now.
Thanks for this - and to gg30340 - I have just applied both fixes and I no longer get the annoying pop-up!! Far quicker, less confusing and more successful than a related LiveChat attempt to fix!
You both get a star!
This ad.yieldmanager.com adware pops up whenever you have some particular adware application in your computer.
If you would like to get rid of this virus for free - I can only recommend you to scan your computer with AdwCleaner (free program).
You need to download it and then scan your computer with it.
Detailed removal guide - http://www.system-tips.net/remove-ad-yieldmanager-com-popup-ads/
All the above will work but is it not better you don't have to go to any trouble to eliminate it? Most PC's have a protection system some paid for some not the standard ones have one problem. They don't provide Total Cover meaning not only the PC covered but all Internet traffic as well . This usually costs a bit more but it gives you peace of mind. My total cover brings up webpages blocked because of viruses and yes-yields comes up too in a balloon saying its blocked. But I also have installed- on my browsers --adblock--adblock Plus and Do not Track and some others they seem to take care of bad java script popups and yields and others without my protection ststem having to work. The only problem is if you post on a website dont mention you have them as a lot of sites rely on adverts for their living and might be upset about it. For the record -- BT dont seem to be tracking you here or pushing ads at you. Wish other sites were like that. Yahoo --on BT yahoo s email site had 14 ads blocked and -yes-yahoo tracking you[NOT BT]
ad.yieldmanager pop-up is caused by adware. To stop the pop-up, you have to clean up the adware from your PC.
Usually, PC users remove adware using the antivirus program installed on their computers. However, not every antivirus program is able to get rid of adware completely.
If your currently-installed antivirus program cannot remove this adware, then you can consider using another powerful malware removal tool, such as Malwarebytes.
Or you can try the manual removal method. But it should be reminded that the manual removal is not for novice users.
Here are some blogs that offer manual adware removal guide:
Which is helpful if you find this thread with "updated for 2015" instructions
Saves many users opening the same new topics, yes?