Adware Generic.5 YHP keeps popping up every once in a while even if you have removed it from your antivirus? Why it is such stubborn? Is it going to do something bad on your computer?  How to get rid of Adware Generic.5 YHP completely without coming back?

Adware Generic.5 YHP Virus Description

Adware Generic.5 YHP is a computer Adware parasite that is distributed through network vulnerabilities and is able to infect PCs through network. It threatens both privacy and security of people. Once installed, it will open up a huge security hole on your machine, allowing remote attackers to reach your system and sensitive personal information. Also it can download other malware infections on the infected computer, such as spyware, Trojans, Rogue program and many other to further damage your PC.

Adware Generic.5 YHP may get into the system by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. After it is downloaded, it may also slow down your computer because it generates many evil files to occupy your system memory. It may also slow down your internet connection and the stability of your system may also be compromised as a result. The most irritating feature of this Adware is that it will keep popping up different ads to interrupt your browsing whenever your computer is connected to the Internet. This nasty Adware is created by hackers with the purpose of stealing information and data. They have managed to let many nasty viruses and malware sneak into different systems all around the world. Adware Generic.5 YHP can escape from security tools that must be removed manually as quickly as possible.

To absolutely clean out this virus, you can follow the guide here if you are computer savvy. As the anti-virus won’t be able to help, so manual removal is suggested here as it is a guaranteed complete removal. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert to get further help to sort it out.

How Dangerous The Infected Computer Is If The Virus Has Been Downloaded?

This virus slows down your computer and then to successfully crash systems, it occupies so much of the system memory. There are some symptoms of Adware Generic.5 YHP virus attacking the computer:

  • The desktop background image has been changed and the home screen icons have been rearranged.
  • While browsing several pop up advertisements are displayed, often times speeding up to the point where it locks the computer and crashes the browsing session.
  • The overall speed of the computer is slowed down and programs take longer than normal to open. The Internet is also slowed down and simple tasks like shutting the computer down are also slowed.
  • Antivirus programs on the computer will be shut off and disabled to prevent detection of the virus.

Steps on How to Get Rid of Adware Generic.5 YHP Virus

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end processed related to the Trojan horse. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar and select Start Task Manager.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Show hidden files. Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Folder Options

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search for virus. Delete all the following or those related to the following files and registry entries:
Run+Registry Editor

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Adware Generic.5 YHP
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry


Adware Generic.5 is a very fatal virus which has been detected in users’ PCs. It’s obvious that you have adware on your computer if you see advertisements within your programs or on your desktop, but adware affects your computer in other ways too. Signs your computer is affected by adware include (but are not limited to) a sluggish system and changed internet settings. When this virus is installed, it changes in your internet setting like your home page being changed and additions to your favorites list you didn’t make. These are usually promoting the same types of products and websites that the adware’s advertisements are promoting. To secure your PC, it is necessary to get rid of Adware Generic.5 YHP virus before it destroys your PC.

Note: Still having the same problem after every reboot? If you don’t know how to remove Adware Generic.5 virus from your computer and don’t want to make thing worse. Contact Online PC Experts 24/7 online in time to get professional help.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 10, 2014 4:39 am

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