77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Dolphin Deals?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #23,327
United States Rank #32,004
Reach 0.0091%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.20 days
64.76 days >
Average installed length: 34.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.02.03.172438 0.78%
2015.02.02.012432 1.56%
2015.02.01.052429 0.78%
2015.01.31.092424 0.78%
2015.01.30.232425 0.78%
2015.01.30.182422 1.56%
2015.01.30.082417 0.78%
2015.01.29.222421 0.78%
2014.12.16.212219 0.78%
2014.12.12.092058 0.78%
2014.12.10.162107 0.78%
2014.12.09.152109 0.78%
2014.11.28.050948 0.78%
2014.11.25.102208 0.78%
2014.11.20.052149 0.78%
2014.11.17.162212 1.56%
2014.11.08.052046 0.78%
2014.11.08.002047 0.78%
2014.10.30.115857 0.78%
2014.10.26.222641 0.78%
2014.10.26.072639 0.78%
2014.10.25.062636 0.78%
2014.10.24.142643 0.78%
2014.10.24.042637 0.78%
2014.10.22.222633 0.78%
2014.10.21.075814 0.78%
2014.10.20.165812 0.78%
2014.10.19.185844 0.78%
2014.10.16.195940 0.78%
2014.10.14.183022 0.78%
2014.10.13.080110 0.78%
2014.10.10.074622 0.78%
2014.10.09.032747 0.78%
2014.10.07.025500 0.78%
2014.10.06.144710 0.78%
2014.10.05.022318 0.78%
2014.10.03.095658 0.78%
2014.10.01.173147 0.78%
2014.09.27.002352 0.78%
2014.09.26.152201 0.78%
2014.09.26.111935 0.78%
2014.09.25.005655 0.78%
2014.09.23.094017 0.78%
2014.09.21.081845 0.78%
2014.09.20.161843 0.78%
2014.09.20.121842 0.78%
2014.09.18.043237 0.78%
2014.09.16.163223 0.78%
2014.09.15.083515 0.78%
2014.09.15.043513 0.78%
2014.09.14.123507 0.78%
101 versions

Dolphin Deals

What is Dolphin Deals?

Dolphin Deals is an adware web browser extension that is display banners ads as well as contextual link ads . The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer. In addition to advertisements being displayed, the app will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

While you surf the web Doipilln Deals's tools Compare Deals. Related, Review and Search are working hard behind the scenes to enhance your browsing. You'll save tirrre {and moneyl) with Dolphin Deals installed, and will wonder how you lived without us! Best of all. unlike similar services that ctlarge subscrbtton fees,...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Dolphin Deals.
DolphinDealsBHO.dll (4c56eda01f0def9ffb79e75fa343db76) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.165.146 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140806 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3390 BrowseFox.F
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1090 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 19105 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0218 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.08.06.10 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.10215 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/BadBHO.AW.gen
F-Secure 11.2014-06-08_4 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Jiangmin KV140806 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.182.12966 Trojan
K7GW 13.182.12966 Trojan ( 0049c6c51 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3445 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.10 PUP.Optional.DolphinDeals.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!4C56EDA01F0D
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.654 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.61349 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
nProtect 14.08.06.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249640
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.10 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA DO
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0731
VIPRE Antivirus 31992 Yontoo (fs)
updateDolphinDeals.exe (0f8854629bcf83572fcf387b6218a994) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.17.04 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HW [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4331 Generic.631
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.98E1
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-fe48b2ad!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO (B)
ESET-NOD32 11489 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-fe48b2ad!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15627 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.202.15627 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.16.1110 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-04-17.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DO
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EBE15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EBE15
VIPRE Antivirus 39422 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 62 all detections
Dolphin Deals 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 Dolphin Deals.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Dolphin Deals
URL: sqeedolphindeals.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolphin Deals
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Dolphin Deals\DolphinDealsuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dolphin Deals

Program module:DolphinDealsBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Dolphin Deals
Path:C:\Program Files\Dolphin Deals\DolphinDealsBHO.dll
MD5:4c56eda01f0def9ffb79e75fa343db76
Additional files:
  • DolphinDealsbho.dll - Dolphin Deals
  • DolphinDeals.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • DolphinDealsUn.exe
  • DolphinDealsUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateDolphinDeals.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • DolphinDealsbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Dolphin Deals 1.0.0.7' with the class of {15a4ce1e-d288-4d04-85bf-907170010a7a}.
Service
  • updateDolphinDeals.exe runs as a service named 'Update Dolphin Deals' (Update Dolphin Deals).

How do I remove Dolphin Deals?

Quickly and completely remove Dolphin Deals 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 Dolphin Deals 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 Dolphin Deals, 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 Dolphin Deals.
  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 Dolphin Deals you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.94%
Windows 8 32.03%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.19%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 8.1 7.03%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.12%
  India 14.49%
  Brazil 7.97%
  Iran 4.35%
  MA 2.90%
  Italy 2.90%
  Malaysia 2.90%
  Greece 2.17%
  Mexico 2.17%
  Sweden 2.17%
  DZ 2.17%
  Turkey 2.17%
  Hungary 2.17%
  Saudi Arabia 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.23%
Acer 18.60%
Dell 15.12%
Lenovo 9.30%
ASUS 9.30%
GIGABYTE 5.81%
Samsung 3.49%
Toshiba 3.49%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Sony 1.16%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
LENOVO 20236 2.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.96%
HCL Infosystems Limited H... 1.96%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.96%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.96%

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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