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Should I remove ClickPotato?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,866
United States Rank #44,360
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.17 days
889.94 days >
Average installed length: 467.60 days


VersionDistribution 3.33% 6.67% 8.33% 13.33%
10.0.728.0 10.00%
10.0.701.0 3.33%
10.0.668.0 13.33%
10.0.666.0 5.00%
10.0.659.0 18.33%
10.0.646.0 1.67%
10.0.637.0 1.67%
10.0.630.0 1.67%
10.0.625.0 3.33%
10.0.536.0 3.33%
10.0.530.0 1.67%
10.0.529.0 1.67%
10.0.523.0 3.33%


What is ClickPotato?

ClickPotato is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

From the publisher FAQs:
"The ClickPotato browser add-on allows you to access free online video content - including popular TV shows and films - all from the convenience of your Web browser!

You can find the ClickPotato TV icon in the toolbar section of your Internet Explorer browser. Click on the TV icon to open the menu to access free TV Shows and Films online.

ClickPotato is FREE to use! In return for all this free content, our users agree to view a limited amount of advertising. ClickPotato's like an online version of traditional TV where you're shown commercials as a trade-off for watching countless shows."

About  (from Pinball)

Our Software product automatically collects information from you to enable the Software’s services. By installing the Software, you authorize Pinball Corporation to periodically collect certain information (1) (e.g., keywords and portions of Web site addresses or complete URLs) from the Web sites you visit and upload t...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ClickPotato.
ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe (9f1149792d78195a10d4dbf471a2dd9f) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2012.01.15 Adware/Win32.Hotbar
Avira AntiVir Adware/ClickPotato.A.249
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.HotBar.gen
avast! 2014.9-130705 Win32:Zango-AS [PUP]
Bitdefender Gen:[email protected]@0i
ByteHero BDV 7.5.2013.10 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.i
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.ClickPotato (Not a Virus)
Commtouch SDK W32/180Solutions.D.gen!Eldorado
Comodo Security 11274 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zango.15
Emsisoft Anti-Malware AdWare.Win32.ClickPotato!IK
Fortinet FortiGate 7/5/2013 Adware/Hotbar
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-05-07_6 Gen:[email protected]@0i
G Data 13.7.22 Gen:[email protected]@0i
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Win32.ClickPotato
Jiangmin KV130705 Adware/HotBar.em
K7 AntiVirus 13.126.5936 Adware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HotBar
McAfee 5600.7127 Generic PUP.x!td
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7127 Generic PUP.x!td
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/ClickPotato
ESET NOD32 6797 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Norman 10.20130705 W32/Suspicious_Gen2.OVSTY
PC Tools 2013 Trojan.Gen
Sophos 4.73 Hotbar
SUPERAntiSpyware 10599 Adware.Zango-Heur
Symantec 7/5/2013 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.05 ADW_CLICKPOTATO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.186 ADW_CLICKPOTATO
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.HotBar.ec
VIPRE Antivirus 11402 Zango.CommonElements
VirusBuster Adware.Agent!FHutSEqxKhQ
ClickPotatoLiteUninstaller.exe (f043b0d1136ba45649bcd78e0a56b484) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Shopper!99I2YyIFPS0
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.04.00 Adware/Win32.Hotbar
Avira AntiVir Adware/Cicoh.A.1
avast! 8.0.1489.320 NSIS:HotBar-A [Adw]
AVG Zango
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Genome.atw
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:[email protected]
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Hotbar (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Shopper-15
Comodo Security 17548 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.260
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:[email protected] (B)
ESET-NOD32 9248 a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.E
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Shopper
F-Prot W32/HotBar.M.gen!Eldorado
G Data 22 Gen:[email protected]
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Shopper.w
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10735 Trojan ( 000001021 )
K7GW 9.175.10735 Backdoor ( 04c539cc1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper.il
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Shopper.il.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.ClickPotato
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.x!tq
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.x!tq
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Zango.zevtk
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.129E44A4!312362148
Sophos 4.96.0 180solutions
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Zango-Heur
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_HOTBAR.SQ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_HOTBAR.SQ
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Shopper
VIPRE Antivirus 25060 Pinball Corporation (fs)
ClickPotatoLiteSACB.exe (8443787e7521650da7e1e1217312b7ba) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Agent!3jQCWIJMzDc
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.265728
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:HotBar-CB [Adw]
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.AR
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Genome.afXu
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:[email protected]
Bkav FE W32.Clod7b7.Trojan.27f4
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Trojan.Genome.ywtd
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:[email protected] (B)
ESET-NOD32 9246 Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Adware_fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 22 Gen:[email protected]
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Trojan/Genome.cocj
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Adware ( 00004ed11 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 0033db5b1 )
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Genome.ywtd
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.HotBar.CP
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!8443787E7521
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8443787E7521
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Genome.olkwp
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.12ACC73E!313313086
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA DK
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Agent/Gen-Pinball
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BL711
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BL711
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Genome.yw
VIPRE Antivirus 25048 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ClickPotatoLiteSAHook.dll (861d92e953f7a92528ba7cfc59e6aaaa) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Hotbar!7eS1CUBf64c
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.02.00 Trojan/Win32.HDC
Avira AntiVir Adware/Hotbar.A.257
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.AG
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Genome.ae
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:[email protected]
Bkav FE W32.Cloddce.Trojan.4c76
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Hotbar (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17365 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zango.15
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:[email protected] (B)
ESET-NOD32 9117 a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.S
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Genome.XGBX!tr
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 22 Gen:[email protected]
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.HotBar
Jiangmin 16.0.100 DangerousObject.Multi.fky
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Genome.xgbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.HotBar.CP
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.x!vd
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.x!vd
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Zango.dynsq
Sophos 4.95.0 Hotbar
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Agent/Gen-Pinball
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
The Hacker Trojan/Genome.xgbx
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.1EJS11
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.1EJS11
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Genome.xe
VIPRE Antivirus 23906 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ClickPotatoLiteSABHO.dll (d19b98af7fe38b99e5f9c53eb80ec8f8) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Agent!gsCD35QX4hI
Avira AntiVir ADSPY/AdSpy.Gen2
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:HotBar-BL [Adw]
AVG Zango
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:[email protected]
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.ClickPotato (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus Suspect.W32.AdInstall
Comodo Security 16746 ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.HotBar.DE
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.173
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:[email protected] (B)
ESET-NOD32 8674 Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Fortinet FortiGate W32/180Solutions.1ELQ11!tr
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 22 Gen:[email protected]
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.ClickPotato
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/HotBar.ck
Malwarebytes Adware.ClickPotato
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!D19B98AF7FE3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D19B98AF7FE3
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/ClickPotato
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.HotBar.ilofc
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Agent/Gen-Pinball
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/Zango.Pinball[HOTBAR]
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.1ELQ11
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.1ELQ11
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.BHORA.03023
VIPRE Antivirus 20380 Pinball Corporation. (v)
       View all 165 all detections
ClickPotato has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove ClickPotato.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.clickpotato.com
Help link: www.clickpotato.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\clickpotatolite\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ClickPotatoLite\bin\\ClickPotatoLiteUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 514.11 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ClickPotato

Program executable:ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ClickPotato Search assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\clickpotatolite\bin\\ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe - ClickPotato Search assistant
  • (Malware detected) ClickPotatoLiteSABHO.dll - ClickPotato
  • (Malware detected) ClickPotatoLiteUninstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) ClickPotatoLiteSACB.exe
  • (Malware detected) ClickPotatoLiteSAHook.dll
  • LaunchHelp.dll (by Zango) - Launch Support

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • ClickPotatoLiteSABHO.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {B58926D6-CFB0-45d2-9C28-4B5A0F0368AE}.
Scheduled Task
  • ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ClickPotatoLiteSA' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ClickPotatoLite\bin\\ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe".

How do I remove ClickPotato?

Quickly and completely remove ClickPotato 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 ClickPotato 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 ClickPotato, 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 ClickPotato.
  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 ClickPotato you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 8 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 23.33%
Windows XP 15.00%
Windows 8 1.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.03%
  France 9.46%
  United Kingdom 6.76%
  Netherlands 6.76%
  Italy 5.41%
  Germany 5.41%
  Ireland 5.41%
  Canada 4.05%
  Belgium 4.05%
  Sweden 2.70%
  Indonesia 2.70%
  Israel 2.70%
  United Arab Emirates 1.35%
  Norway 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 21.15%
Dell 13.46%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 5.77%
Toshiba 5.77%
Sahara 3.85%
MSI 3.85%
Sony 1.92%
Gateway 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Common models
TOSHIBA Qosmio F60 1.85%
Acer Aspire 7720Z 1.85%
Micro-Star MSI Notebook V... 1.85%
HP Compaq nx9420 (RU480ET... 1.85%
Gateway MD2614u ... 1.85%
ASUSTeK X58C 1.85%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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