Offensive ads on Yahoo

Yahoo is made available in part by the advertising that you view while using our products. While it's our goal to choose ads that are pleasing to all our users, we understand this may not be the case at all times.

If you see offensive ads, it's a good idea to check if your computer or Web browser is infected with malware that is displaying these ads on webpages you view.

About malware

Malware is malicious software that attempts to steal sensitive info from your computer, send spam, commit fraud, or, in this case, display ads on webpages you view.

  • This type of advertisement software is usually bundled with other free downloads and installed without your knowledge.
  • Be sure to run a scan on your computer with trusted antivirus software. If the scan detects any suspicious programs or applications, get rid of them immediately.

Normally, the specific software (malware) that displays advertisements on webpages will be installed as an add-on, extension, or plug-in to your Web browser. Removing malware can be a difficult and complex process that will vary by the type of malware you have.

Learn more

There are several websites that provide information about removing this malicious software (English only)