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Should I remove Hard Case?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,276
United States Rank #49,875
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.42 days
100.90 days >
Average installed length: 53.02 days


2016.02.19.091536 3.45%
2015.12.05.201129 3.45%
2015.11.15.220041 3.45%
2015.10.26.050349 3.45%
2015.10.12.231635 3.45%
2015.10.06.031522 3.45%
2015.09.18.163735 3.45%
2015.08.26.160548 3.45%
2015.08.22.190543 3.45%
2015.07.03.122923 3.45%
2015.07.02.112914 3.45%
2015.06.30.142901 3.45%
2015.06.28.153159 3.45%
2015.06.26.142916 3.45%
2015.06.25.182914 3.45%
2015.06.24.142857 3.45%
2015.06.22.162824 3.45%
2015.06.20.232903 3.45%
2015.06.20.132902 6.90%
2015.06.18.212900 3.45%
2015.06.14.022854 3.45%
2015.06.13.012849 3.45%
2015.06.03.062504 3.45%
2015.06.02.202501 3.45%
2015.05.30.172450 3.45%
2015.05.27.142444 3.45%
2015.05.26.032436 3.45%
2015.05.22.192424 3.45%

Hard Case

What is Hard Case?

This is an adware program. Per the Yontoo's terms, "The Software interacts with your computer by converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Software, and whether an updated version of the Software is available; monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications ...  Read more


The most common release is 2015.06.20.132902, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 11.58 MB (12,143,405 bytes).
  • 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
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
  • Remove Hard Case with Reason Core Security.
Hard Case 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 Hard Case.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hard Case
URL: hardcasesoftware.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hard Case
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hard Case\HardCaseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hard Case

  • HardCasebho.dll - Hard Case
  • HardCaseUninstall.exe
  • updateHardCase.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HardCasebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Hard Case' with the class of {129adec8-a002-44a1-880a-7bd8518798c3}.
  • updateHardCase.exe runs as a service named 'Update Hard Case' (Update Hard Case).

How do I remove Hard Case?

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Or, you can uninstall Hard Case 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 Hard Case, 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 Hard Case.
  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 Hard Case you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 8 55%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.17%
Windows 7 44.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 20.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.79%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.90%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.90%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.11%
  Brazil 10.53%
  Argentina 7.89%
  Italy 7.89%
  Canada 7.89%
  Netherlands 5.26%
  United Arab Emirates 2.63%
  Mexico 2.63%
  IQ 2.63%
  Saudi Arabia 2.63%
  Peru 2.63%
  Belgium 2.63%
  Qatar 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
Dell 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Toshiba 4.17%
Medion 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 8.00%
Positivo BGH ONE500 4.00%
ASUSTeK T100TA 4.00%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 4.00%
Acer Aspire 5534 4.00%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 4.00%

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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