Remove yeabd66 Browser Hijacker

Removing this annoying startup page on your browser does not require you to download any additional tools. All you need is some patience and follow step by step instructions.

  • Uninstall all unnecessary and suspicious programs
  • Disable all unnecessary and suspicious Start Up Programs
  • Open Task Manager and open the Details Tab
    • Sort the list by the Status Tab to view all the running tasks
    • Right-click each suspicious task and click Open File Location
    • Check for Uninstall Links in the target folders. If none available, end the specified task from the Details tab and delete the files and subsequent folders in the target location
  • Open Regedit, and search for yeabd66. Delete all keys containing this keyword.
  • Hold the Windows Key + R. Paste %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc and open the hosts file using notepad
    • If any IP Address appears below the marked red line in the illustration, delete it and save the file.


  • Open your browsers and reset them to default settings
  • Unpin all the browser shortcuts from your Taskbar
  • Create New Desktop Shortcuts for each of your browsers
  • Right-Click on each browser shortcut and click Properties
    • For Google Chrome, under Target field remove all text appearing after chrome.exe”
    • For Internet Explorer, under Target field remove all text appearing after iexplore.exe”

If you require assistance, with the above. I can assist you with a remote connection to your PC. Kindly download TeamViewer Quick Support Tool and mail me the TeamViewer ID and Password on


Remove as homepage on Google Chrome

Steps on how to remove as homepage on your Google Chrome Browser

Phase 1  – Settings in Google Chrome

  • In Google Chome; type this in the address bar chrome://settings/
  • Click Set Pages under On Startup and remove the unwanted address


  •  Under Search, click Manage search engines and remove all unnecessary listings


  • Keep the settings page active and open Registry settings of your computer


  • Take a backup of the registry using File – Export
  • Click the Computer Icon and click Edit-Find and type yoursites123
  • Use F3 to Search and then manually delete all registry keys which this keyword
  • Return to Google Settings and browser to the bottom and click Show Advanced Settings
  • Click Reset Settings to revert your browser to default settings
  • Close and Open Google Chrome; the pest site should now be gone



Browser Compatibility Check – Internet Explorer 11 and Google Chrome

Designing Interactive WebPages has never been more challenging. With more and devices having the ability to browse the Internet; the need to make your WebPages compatible across all platforms is indeed a very challenging task.

Web Page designing Softwares like Microsoft Expression Web or Adobe Dreamviewer has features to test compatibility across browsers and devices; but IE 11 and Google Chrome have a far more dynamic interface to test webpage compatibility

Browser Compatibility Check with Internet Explorer 11

  • Keep the desired webpage open on the browser
  • Press F12 on the keyboard; a footer window opens up
  • From the left of the footer scroll to the last icon titled Emulation as illustrated below


  • From the User agent string drop down; select the desired browser you wish to test the compatibility with.
  • You may also provide Customer User Agent Strings. Example (View this External Link)





Browser Compatibility Check with Google Chrome – Version 34.0.1847.131

  • Keep the desired webpage open on the browser
  • Press F12 on the keyboard; a footer window opens up
  • From the Console Tab; select Emulation



  • Ensure the Spoof Agent Checkbox is ticked
  • Use the drop to select the desired User Agent / Browser. The good feature in Chrome is that it shows you the User Agent String details which I find is a notch better than IE



You could use a combination of both the Browsers Emulation Features to test your Webpages as the User Agent options in both are different

Internet Explorer 10 crashing randomly on Windows Server 2012 when using EAC on Exchange 2013

I did notice recently that after having installed and configured Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 Standard, sucessfully, IE 10 starts acting weird each time I try to work on EAC (Exchange Admin Centre) using this browser.

From other other blogs and posts that have suggested different work arounds, I found downloading and installing the following security patch to be the best. You may either visit the Microsoft website and download the patch or waste no time and download it directly from here. I did not have any issues thereafter. However, you can still browse the EAC page from your laptop or PC with Windows 8 installed and use the IE 10 on it.

Stopping Bing Page from popping up on Windows 8

Are you a Windows 8 user? Do you have the Bing page popping up (on your default browser) each time you log on to your Desktop or Laptop? Well then, there is a way to stop the page from opening

1-      Open Regedit (as Administrator) and go to the following entry “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet\EnableActiveProbing”.

2-      Change the value from “1” to “0”.

3-      Close the window and restart your Desktop or Laptop.

How to uninstall a managed extension in Google Chrome?

Under Settings – Extensions ; you get an error that says “This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled”

Removing it is pretty straight forward; although not through Google Chrome

  • Note the ID of the Extension that you wish to remove; appears as junk alphabets (eg: lmnoplmnopsatlyu)
  • Close Google Chrome
  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Ensure you have access to all hidden files – Organise – Folder and Search Options – View
  • Navigated to C:\users\<username>\Appdata\Local\Google Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  • Delete the Folder that matched the Extension ID
  • Restart Google Chrome

Flash Webpage Blank – Movie not loaded error

A clean uninstall and a Fresh installation should ideally solve this issue

A clean uninstall means it goes beyond the regular wizard uninstallation from the Control Panel; you will need to manually delete related files and folders

  1. After you have uninstalled Flash Player; delete contents of folders as listed below  (tip: you may copy and paste these paths in your explorer window)
    • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
    • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash (if you are using a 64-bit system)
    • %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
    • %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player
  2. Verify that the files “FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl”, “FlashPlayerApp.exe”, and “FlashPlayerInstaller.exe” in C:\Windows\system32\ (for 32-bit systems) or C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ (if you are using a 64-bit system) have been deleted. If any of these files cannot be deleted, use Unlocker to remove them from your system.
    • Note that you may not see the .exe suffix on FlashPlayerApp.exe and FlashPlayerInstaller.exe, depending on your Explorer settings.
  3. Once done; restart your pc and reinstall Adobe Flash Player