74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Adanak?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,442
United States Rank #20,613
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.96 days
87.42 days >
Average installed length: 45.93 days


2014.10.27.152721 0.40%
2014.10.27.102721 0.40%
2014.10.25.182715 0.40%
2014.10.25.132715 0.40%
2014.10.24.222713 0.40%
2014.10.24.122715 0.40%
2014.10.23.062710 0.40%
2014.10.22.202707 0.40%
2014.10.19.035842 0.79%
2014.10.18.125838 0.40%
2014.10.17.155910 0.40%
2014.10.16.101844 0.40%
2014.10.16.051843 0.40%
2014.10.14.021105 0.40%
2014.10.13.183524 0.40%
2014.10.13.153613 0.40%
2014.10.12.154559 0.40%
2014.10.12.112607 0.40%
2014.10.11.191215 0.40%
2014.10.08.192208 0.40%
2014.10.08.111648 0.40%
2014.10.07.230858 0.40%
2014.10.07.110020 0.40%
2014.10.06.064153 0.79%
2014.10.06.023908 0.79%
2014.10.04.181802 0.40%
2014.10.02.053907 0.40%
2014.10.01.213405 0.40%
2014.09.30.010651 0.40%
2014.09.29.210431 0.40%
2014.09.29.125931 0.79%
2014.09.29.045440 0.40%
2014.09.28.003802 0.40%
2014.09.27.002344 0.79%
2014.09.26.152153 0.79%
2014.09.24.184013 0.40%
2014.09.22.041914 0.40%
2014.09.21.121911 0.40%
2014.09.20.003340 0.40%
2014.09.19.163330 0.40%
2014.09.19.123248 0.40%
2014.09.17.083232 0.79%
2014.09.17.043230 0.40%
2014.09.16.163225 0.40%
2014.09.16.083223 0.40%
2014.09.15.163557 0.79%
2014.09.15.123518 0.79%
2014.09.14.123511 0.40%
2014.09.14.043513 0.40%
2014.09.13.163536 1.19%
2014.09.12.092823 0.40%
175 versions


What is Adanak?

Adanak is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads.

Additionally, the software communicates with a remote server in order to report back the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements. According to the programs's EULA, "These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through the browser, the information stored or processed by the software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software."

In some cases, the program's uninstaller will not function properly or will not remove the entire contents of the program and ads may still appear even after removal.


The most used version is 2014.09.13.163536, with over 10% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Adanak.FirstRun.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,233,467 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Adanak.
AdanakBHO.dll (6a8fda4077a0382c201b759d0e0634f4) has been flagged by the following 41 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
AhnLab-V3 2015.03.29 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-EI [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21569 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 9.11391 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dj
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15413 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15412 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.08 PUP.Optional.Adanak.A
McAfee 5600.6797 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BH
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfntoz
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.BrowseFox!6.228D
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AP
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.9
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA415
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA415
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38850 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.27462
updateAdanak.exe (2a70650e14528ced797d7668e9e8c97b) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BH
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.05.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar]/Win32.Agent.bah
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EI [PUP]
AVG Generic.459
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.7E21
Comodo Security 21649 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BH (B)
ESET-NOD32 11425 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Agent
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15487 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.202.15487 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bah
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BH
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-04-03.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA MK
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AT15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AT15
VIPRE Antivirus 39058 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 77 all detections
Adanak has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Adanak.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Adanak
URL: adanak.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adanak
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Adanak\Adanakuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adanak

Program executable:Adanak.FirstRun.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adanak\Adanak.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Adanakbho.dll - Adanak
  • Adanak.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AdanakUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateAdanak.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AdanakBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adanak' with the class of {ef05f09c-9b2a-43a0-8155-fab1d641215a}.
  • updateAdanak.exe runs as a service named 'Update Adanak' (Update Adanak).

How do I remove Adanak?

Quickly and completely remove Adanak from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Adanak from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adanak, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adanak.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adanak you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 8 32.14%
Windows XP 3.97%
Windows Vista 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.34%
Windows 8.1 14.11%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.45%
  India 6.20%
  Canada 3.65%
  Italy 3.65%
  MA 2.92%
  France 2.92%
  Australia 2.55%
  Saudi Arabia 2.55%
  Vietnam 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  United Kingdom 2.19%
  Malaysia 1.82%
  Israel 1.82%
  Egypt 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Acer 17.71%
Dell 16.00%
ASUS 13.14%
Toshiba 9.71%
Lenovo 6.86%
Samsung 3.43%
Intel 2.29%
American Megatrends 1.71%
Sahara 1.14%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 2.46%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.46%
ASUS All Series 2.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.46%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.46%
eMachines eMachines E725 1.64%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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