Do you know what Yahlover.worm is?
If you have been presented with an alert that the nasty infection Yahlover.worm has been detected on the system, it must be true that you have been exposed to a scam. The alert you see is completely fake, we can assure you, and you see it just because you have opened/been redirected to an untrustworthy domain or have malicious software installed on your computer. Unfortunately, it usually turns out that malware is active on users’ computers. No doubt malware is responsible for displaying the fake alert on your screen too if it is opened to you periodically and you cannot do anything about that. It might be any untrustworthy program or a browser extension, but it usually turns out that adware or some kind of potentially unwanted program is showing these warnings about the entrance of a threat called RDN/YahLover.worm. The fabricated fake warning will try to trick you into believing that your system is heavily contaminated and your sensitive information is at risk, but it is not true, so you should ignore it completely. You should, instead, go to find and erase malicious software from your computer if its presence is the reason you see fake pop-ups.
Both Windows and MAC users can discover the fake Yahlover.worm alert on their screens. No matter which of the two operating systems is running on your machine, you will see the same text if you are exposed to the Yahlover.worm scam. You will be told that your passwords, browsing history, and credit card information “will be compromised if you continue” because malware called RDN/YahLover.worm has been detected on the system. These are all lies, we can assure you. The only reason this scam has been released is to scare users into dialing the telephone number indicated on the fake alert. You will see +1-800-696-4076 or another number on it. It is definitely not the number of the Technical Support, so we know no reasons why you should make a call. If you still dial the telephone number provided, you might not only get a huge telephone bill, but also be convinced that you need a special application for deleting malware from your system. Also, you might be tricked into providing personal details to cyber criminals. As you can see, only problems will arise if you make a call, so you should ignore completely the telephone number the Yahlover.worm pop-up contains and go to find malicious software displaying these warnings instead.
If you are reading the article from the beginning, it will be nothing new for you that the reason the Yahlover.worm fake warning is opened on your screen periodically is the presence of malware. Theoretically, it could be any malicious application, but our experienced team of malware researchers says that it should be an ad-supported program (adware) or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). You could have downloaded/installed undesirable software on your computer from the web yourself by mistake. Also, it could have entered your system bundled with third-party software. In any event, it is your top-priority to find and erase bad software from your system. As mentioned above, in some cases, you might be presented with the fake Yahlover.worm alert after clicking on a malicious link online. In such a case, the fabricated warning should not be opened to you again if you close your browser and do not allow it to restore the last browsing session.
If closing the web browser does not help to dismiss the fake the Yahlover.worm alert from the screen, there is almost no doubt that there is malicious software active on the system. You must find it and delete it as soon as possible. Since it might be any untrustworthy application, we cannot promise that it will be easy to find and delete it. If our manual removal guide does not help you to do this, use an automated malware remover to clean your computer.
How to delete Yahlover.worm
- Click Start.
- Click Control Panel and open Add or Remove Programs.
- Select suspicious software and click Remove.
- Press Win+R.
- Type Control Panel in the box and press Enter on your keyboard.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Check the list of programs and delete those suspicious ones (select the program and click Uninstall).
- Open Internet Explorer and tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting Information.
- Under Give Firefox a tune up, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button in the confirmation box.
- Launch Google Chrome and open its menu (click the top-right corner button with three dots).
- Select Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom.
- Click the Reset button.
- Confirm the reset by clicking Reset in the confirmation box.
In non-techie terms:
Do not believe a single word you see on the fake Yahlover.worm pop-up window because it only tries to scare you into dialing the provided telephone number. Needless to say, dialing it is the worst users can do because cyber criminals are waiting for them at the other end of the line prepared to extract money and personal details from them. Users usually see fabricated warnings because their PCs are infected with malicious software, so if you see the Yahlover.worm warning too, find malware on your system and then delete it immediately.