77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove BooZaka?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #44,316
United States Rank #49,779
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.79 days
111.78 days >
Average installed length: 58.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.01.28.042339 3.45%
2015.01.25.112329 3.45%
2015.01.22.012336 3.45%
2015.01.14.212329 3.45%
2014.12.22.042134 3.45%
2014.12.21.232142 3.45%
2014.12.18.232216 3.45%
2014.12.17.172222 3.45%
2014.12.15.002209 3.45%
2014.12.02.212349 3.45%
2014.11.26.162211 3.45%
2014.11.09.152129 3.45%
2014.10.27.162719 3.45%
2014.10.18.225839 3.45%
2014.10.09.193832 3.45%
2014.09.27.203516 3.45%
2014.09.25.090144 3.45%
2014.09.23.182437 3.45%
2014.09.23.174029 3.45%
2014.09.15.163559 3.45%
2014.09.03.092554 3.45%
2014.08.29.043049 6.90%
2014.08.25.211604 10.34%
2014.06.02.050403 3.45%
2014.05.22.192620 6.90%

BooZaka

What is BooZaka?

BooZaka is an adware program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

Additionally this program may modify/hijack the web browser's homepage and search provider as well as change a number of the security settings of the browser. These changes will allow it to perform additional ad-supported functions in the browser. Typically it comes bundled with free applications from the Internet through a bundles offer for free software including video utilities or for updates.

Overview

The most used version is 2014.08.25.211604, with over 98% 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 updateBooZaka.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 7.67 MB (8,045,253 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BooZaka.
BooZakaBHO.dll (46c585e883a0f25374781e2a9572d5c0) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 805 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-141122 Win32:BrowseFox-AX [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3283 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.183.222 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141122 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1630 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 11.14.14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21411 Win.Adware.Agent-7017
Comodo Security 20039 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0326 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.22.07 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.10698 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 11/22/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/BadBHO.AW.gen
F-Secure 11.2014-22-11_7 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.11.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Jiangmin KV141122 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13958 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.13958 Trojan ( 0049f9c61 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2908 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.22.07 PUP.Optional.BooZaka.A
McAfee 5600.6939 Artemis!46C585E883A0
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6939 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.978 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Malware.Radar03.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA ED
SUPERAntiSpyware 10222 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 11/22/2014 rev. 7 Yontoo.C!gen1
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Adware.Agent.Pepx
Total Defense 37.0.11271 Win32/Tnega.CSXGZFD
Trend Micro 10.465.22 TROJ_GEN.R02JC0EJJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_GEN.R02JC0EJJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34666 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1977 Adware.Agent.Win32.9222
updateBooZaka.exe (6b6f3dfdceb4730a45b0c8c08f0c210c) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
AhnLab-V3 2015.05.15.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-DB [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4342 Generic.D06
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.FD21
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Boozaka.Gen
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.636 Adware.BrowseFox.BH (B)
ESET-NOD32 11629 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15915 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.203.15916 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.1357 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-05-13.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BH
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GJ
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EBB15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EBB15
VIPRE Antivirus 40242 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 73 all detections
BooZaka 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 BooZaka.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BooZaka
URL: boozaka.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BooZaka
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BooZaka\BooZakaUn.exe REP_
Estimated size: 7.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BooZaka

Program executable:updateBooZaka.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\BooZaka\updateBooZaka.exe
MD5:704a5707f5bf51ed15b9f1ab6e4a991d
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BooZakabho.dll - BooZaka
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • BooZakaUn.exe
  • BooZakaUninstall.exe
  • updateBooZaka.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BooZakabho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BooZaka' with the class of {cb083cd2-64d0-4b22-a4f1-86fd9d44f66e}.
Service
  • updateBooZaka.exe runs as a service named 'Util BooZaka' (Util BooZaka).

How do I remove BooZaka?

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Or, you can uninstall BooZaka 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 BooZaka, 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 BooZaka.
  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 BooZaka you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.17%
Windows 8 34.48%
Windows Vista 6.90%
Windows XP 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.86%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.11%
  Brazil 10.53%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  IQ 7.89%
  India 7.89%
  Saudi Arabia 5.26%
  Australia 5.26%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  PR 2.63%
  Greece 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Toshiba 21.43%
Dell 17.86%
Acer 14.29%
Lenovo 10.71%
ASUS 7.14%
Samsung 3.57%
Sony 3.57%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.70%
Sony VPCEB35FX 3.70%
LENOVO 20351 3.70%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 3.70%
Intel DG41WV 3.70%
Hewlett-Packard p6644y 3.70%

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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