Thursday, April 24, 2014

Remove Whilokii from Yontoo Technology, Inc., Details about Whilokii and Effective Removal

 

 

 

What Is Whilokii?


Whilokii is categorized as a PUP. It has been found to be supported by Adware.Whilokii and to be from Yontoo Technology, Inc.. As its name suggests that whilokii is a piece of adware that would pop up random ads. However, there are some differences between the adware and other average ones.

Whilokii Scenario
  1. “A program called whilokii has been installed on my computer without permission” according to one of the victims.
  2. Whilokii pops up randomly and increases in frequency to totally ruin surfing experience.
  3. The overall PC performance does slow down a lot after getting the adware.

Fail to Remove Whilokii?
  1. I have attempted to remove it via the Control Panel: it says the attempt was unsuccessful.
  2. I did uninstall whilokii, but this ad malware still pops up.
  3. Anti-virus program will not pick up whilokii when it is acting maliciously.



Answers to Whilokii’s Rogue Behaviors


Whilokii is not removed by anti-virus program?
Anti-virus program catches virus according to virulent attribute code rather than some annoying actions. Meanwhile, whilokii is not technically a virus and it is no more than a PUP, thus security utilities will not help remove the adware when it is ruining surfing experience.

What whilokii pops up for?
As a piece of adware, whilokii serves as a platform to push/promote products. The more it pushes the more income it’ll get from online operators and get potential cooperative ties with more operators thereby.

Why whilokii sticks to computers?
By sticking to a computer, the adware manages to intercept as much traffic as possible from one single machine. Traffic is one of the most important index to rank high and the very factor to attract operator to push ads on whilokii – the advertising platform – for profitable income.

How whilokii sticks to computer?
Not being virus, how whilokii is capable of sticking to a machine? Just like dm.startnow.com browser hijacker, the adware adopts BHO and JS technologies to load into system configuration and modify javascript thereafter to make sure that each Windows start would automatically launch it and it would not stop appearing on the target machine.



Effective Removal Thread to Remove Whilokii





Before carrying out the below steps offered by VilmaTech Online Support, it is worthy of mention that Whilokii is potentially dangerous due to its loose structure and the technologies it applies to stick to a target machine. As one of the numerous advertising platforms, whilokii does not deserve the time and energy from creator for a refined structure, as if whilokii fails somehow, a lot of substitutions will take its place to intercept traffic and promote the products. As a consequence, bug can be found and exploited by infections in the wild. BHO and JS technologies will be taken advantage to preload vicious codes without examination and interruption and to record log-in credential leading to identity theft.

The sooner the removal is, the easier the removal will be as no extra infections will worm in to complex the whole situation. Should you run into difficulty in the middle of the removal, it is recommended to start a live chat for specialized technical help from Global PC Support Center.
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1. remove whilokii's extension.

Internet Explorer
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ > remove whilokii's extension > ‘Search Providers’ > remove whilokii's extension.

Mozilla Firefox
Tools > Options > ‘Extension’ > remove whilokii's extension > ‘Plugins’ panel > remove whilokii's extension.

Google Chrome
Spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove whilokii's extension.

Opera
Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove whilokii's extension.

Safari
Safari Menu > Preferences > extensions tab > remove whilokii's extension.



2. use popup blocker to stop ads by whilokii.

IE
Tools > Options > Privacy tab > “Block pop-ups” > stop whilokii ads from popping up.

Firefox
Tools > Options > Web features button > block whilokii ads from popping up.

Chrome
Tool menu > Options > “Under the Hood” tab > “Content Settings” > “Pop-ups” > “Exceptions” > rule out whilokii.

Opera
Opera’s menu > “settings” > “Preference” > General tab > “Pop-up” > “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > OK button.

Safari
“Safari” > “Preference”>“Security” tab > check “Block pop-up windows".



3. modify hosts files to block whilokii ads.

Windows
Right click on the ads by whilokii > select "copy link location" > note down the location > Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping [the link location of whilokii]" > Enter key > note down the IP address for whilokii ads > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.

Mac OS X
Right click on the ads by whilokii > select "copy link location" > note down the location > Finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping [the link location of whilokii]"   > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address for whilokii ads > shift+command+g key combination > type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) > Enter/Return key > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save it to modify host file.



4. navigate to the following folders to remove the ones created on the day when whilokii was detected.
C:\Program Files
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\
C:\users\user\appdata\local\
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\System32

To show the items generated when whilokii was detected, please follow the instruction here.
  • Right click on space to select "Arrange Icons by" and a list of options will be enabled.
  • Choose "Modified".
  • The documents/icons/files/folders will be placed in orders automatically and the date of creation will be displayed under according items.

To remove the items that could have been hidden by whilokii, please follow the instruction here.
  • Windows 7/XP/Vista - Control Panel > user accounts and family safety > Folder Options > View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders’ > non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > OK button.
  • Windows 8 - Windows Explorer > View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’> OK button.



5. modify Database.

Use Win+R key combination to access Database and follow the below instruction.

a. navigate to the following entry and delete the keys/values named afterwhilokii  or with the names similar to whilokii.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

b. search for and remove the items related to whilokii.
  • Click on “My Computer” and hit on Edit menu.
  • Select Find option and type” whilokii” or the name you find to be related to whilokii in the above a section.
  • Click on Find button to search.
  • Remove any detections.

c. remove the following given entries.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{204df522-9a96-4a72-abb0-60f7a216d6d2}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{bad42b9d0f363c24988748c75cf13748} 
  • HKCR\CLSID\ {random numbers}

The above offered is removal thread as it is impossible to list out every possible items generated by whilokii adware. People should know that the names generated by one program would vary from OS, BIOS and structure. If one is not that technically sound, one might get lost as to where to find whilokii-related items. If it is the case or one encounters additional infections thereby, it is recommended to start a live chat with senior technician for quick fix according to your concrete situation or get the corresponding solutions from virus reservoir to remove the additional infections.

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Reference:

PUP – Wiki
 
JavaScript – Wikipedia




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