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Should I remove EnhanceEmpire?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.34 days
245.96 days >
Average installed length: 129.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.09.11.092804 7.14%
2014.08.24.163728 7.14%
2014.08.18.032901 7.14%
2014.08.16.152908 7.14%
2014.08.14.152839 7.14%
2014.08.13.232839 7.14%
2014.08.07.171658 14.29%
2014.08.06.131646 7.14%
2014.07.21.072409 21.43%
2014.07.17.032232 14.29%

EnhanceEmpire

What is EnhanceEmpire?

EnhanceEmpire is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear. This program displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying over parts of such web page advertisements, banner or coupons that would not otherwise appear. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad ("About this Ad"). This adware component will also report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domain names the user visits so that it can update check for new offers and the placement of offers. It will also monitor and record that advertisements that appear on web pages as well as the ads the user clicks on.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Enhance your browsing experience with EnhanceEmpire.
Overview
  • 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
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in EnhanceEmpire.
updateEnhanceEmpire.exe (d39e83a5d87bec766a270f3bbcb294e7) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.20 PUP/Win32.OutBrowse
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14825 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 8.10282 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
K7 AntiVirus 13.183.13098 Trojan
K7GW 13.183.13098 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3352 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.EnhanceEmpire.A
McAfee 5600.7027 Artemis!D39E83A5D87B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.25.12 Trj/Chgt.B
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA ID
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0813
EnhanceEmpireBHO.dll (163bb2e7fda5199c0861b98d0e12518b) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Avira AntiVir 7.11.162.212 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18896 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10120 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
K7GW 9.181.12775 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.EnhanceEmpire.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.60881 Riskware.Win32.Agent.ctpvks
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 31386 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 31 all detections
EnhanceEmpire 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 EnhanceEmpire.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: EnhanceEmpire
URL: enhanceempire.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EnhanceEmpire
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\EnhanceEmpire\EnhanceEmpireuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EnhanceEmpire

Program executable:updateEnhanceEmpire.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\EnhanceEmpire\updateEnhanceEmpire.exe
MD5:d39e83a5d87bec766a270f3bbcb294e7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) EnhanceEmpirebho.dll - EnhanceEmpire
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • EnhanceEmpireUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateEnhanceEmpire.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • EnhanceEmpireBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'EnhanceEmpire 1.0.0.4' with the class of {e39519a5-9d10-478c-98d8-9c486f3190a4}.
Service
  • updateEnhanceEmpire.exe runs as a service named 'Update EnhanceEmpire' (Update EnhanceEmpire).

How do I remove EnhanceEmpire?

Quickly and completely remove EnhanceEmpire 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 EnhanceEmpire 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 EnhanceEmpire, 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 EnhanceEmpire.
  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 EnhanceEmpire you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 57%
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 57.14%
Windows 7 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.52%
  Czech Republic 17.39%
  Germany 8.70%
  Vietnam 4.35%
  Russia 4.35%
  Romania 4.35%
  SY 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 30.77%
Acer 23.08%
ASUS 15.38%
Medion 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
Compaq 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard 7.69%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L645 15.38%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-17... 7.69%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 7.69%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 7.69%
Dell Vostro 5470 7.69%
ASUSTeK X75A1 7.69%

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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