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Should I remove GrooveDock?

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 #46,247
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.70 days
109.27 days >
Average installed length: 57.41 days


2014.08.16.032852 3.85%
2014.08.12.050007 3.85%
2014.07.26.132823 3.85%
2014.06.10.220116 3.85%
2014.05.27.034357 3.85%
2014.05.08.232326 3.85%
2014.05.06.225513 3.85%
2014.05.04.023152 3.85%
2014.04.27.020605 3.85%
2014.04.23.234703 3.85%
2014.04.21.223039 3.85%
2014.04.18.230920 3.85%
2014.04.16.213424 3.85%
2014.04.12.002348 7.69%
2014.04.04.200931 3.85%
2014.04.04.200904 3.85%
2014.03.07.191837 3.85%
2014.02.28.212019 11.54%
2014.02.26.051729 3.85%
2014.02.21.044812 3.85%
2014.02.01.021226 3.85%
2014.01.25.024532 3.85%
2014.01.16.015852 3.85%


What is GrooveDock?

GrooveDock is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Experience the wonders of the internet with GrooveDock!
  • 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 GrooveDock.
updateGrooveDock.exe (277d6159b37ddf9f4c5900886d8f9032) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.35
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.GrooveDock.A
McAfee 5600.7152 Artemis!277D6159B37D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 Artemis!277D6159B37D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0402
GrooveDockBHO.dll (da086785014db0428730b6ab4b2672a7) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18602 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.GrooveDock.A
McAfee Artemis!DA086785014D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DA086785014D
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.dbc
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CI
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0526
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30468 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9012
       View all 38 all detections
GrooveDock 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 GrooveDock.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: GrooveDock
URL: groovedock.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GrooveDock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GrooveDock\GrooveDockuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GrooveDock

Program executable:updateGrooveDock.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\GrooveDock\updateGrooveDock.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) GrooveDockBHO.dll - GrooveDock
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • GrooveDockUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateGrooveDock.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GrooveDockBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GrooveDock' with the class of {2859a0e0-fe33-407f-80c2-8bef77bdb439}.
  • updateGrooveDock.exe runs as a service named 'Update GrooveDock' (Update GrooveDock).

How do I remove GrooveDock?

Quickly and completely remove GrooveDock 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 GrooveDock 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 GrooveDock, 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 GrooveDock.
  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 GrooveDock you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 4%
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 65.38%
Windows 8 30.77%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 15.38%
Windows 8 Single Language 11.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.54%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.52% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 65.52%
  United States 24.14%
  Portugal 6.90%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Samsung 23.53%
Acer 17.65%
Sony 11.76%
Dell 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Common models
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 4.35%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 ... 4.35%
Dell OptiPlex 380 4.35%
CCEInf CL341 4.35%
HP 1000 Notebook PC 4.35%
MSI MS-7788 4.35%

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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