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Should I remove Hatchiho?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,570
United States Rank #26,469
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.75 days
22.11 days >
Average installed length: 11.62 days


2015.08.18.070427 2.94%
2015.08.05.140520 2.94%
2015.08.02.130413 2.94%
2015.08.02.090305 2.94%
2015.07.28.180159 2.94%
2015.07.25.183109 2.94%
2015.07.23.222925 2.94%
2015.07.23.022920 2.94%
2015.07.20.182938 2.94%
2015.07.13.183231 2.94%
2015.06.08.152638 2.94%
2015.06.07.042633 2.94%
2015.06.03.152617 2.94%
2015.05.02.165324 2.94%
2015.04.25.015224 2.94%
2015.04.23.155018 2.94%
2015.04.22.145013 2.94%
2015.04.21.235002 2.94%
2015.04.18.154912 2.94%
2015.04.16.224924 2.94%
2015.04.16.134844 2.94%
2015.04.16.034842 2.94%
2015.04.15.224840 2.94%
2015.04.15.174839 2.94%
2015.04.14.064839 2.94%
2015.04.13.004830 2.94%
2015.04.11.184827 2.94%
2015.04.10.182213 5.88%
2015.04.09.122211 2.94%
2015.04.07.102156 2.94%
2015.04.05.232151 2.94%
2015.04.05.182155 2.94%
2015.04.04.172146 2.94%


What is Hatchiho?

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 2015.04.10.182213, 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. The primary executable is named Hatchihobho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 7.54 MB (7,907,330 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Hatchiho.
Hatchihobho.dll (cbaf922b8d31f2e7f279be16ecacc701) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21663 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-5aefa7b7!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.144
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
ESET-NOD32 9.11430 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-5aefa7b7
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
G Data 15.4.25 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
Jiangmin KV150413 Adware/Agent.aakf
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15489 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15490 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.04 PUP.Optional.Hatchiho.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!CBAF922B8D31
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfogbn
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA DA
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.12
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0ED415
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0ED415
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 39102 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.SwiftBrowse.Win32.8864
       View all 34 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hatchiho
URL: hatchiho.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hatchiho
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hatchiho\Hatchihouninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hatchiho

Program module:Hatchihobho.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Hatchiho\Hatchihobho.dll
Additional files:
  • Hatchihobho.dll - Hatchiho
  • HatchihoUninstall.exe
  • updateHatchiho.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Hatchihobho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Hatchiho' with the class of {0569f0df-cce6-43e9-aecb-5c5cf431e3b4}.
  • updateHatchiho.exe runs as a service named 'Update Hatchiho' (Update Hatchiho).

How do I remove Hatchiho?

Quickly and completely remove Hatchiho 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 Hatchiho 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 Hatchiho, 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 Hatchiho.
  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 Hatchiho you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win 8.1 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 38.24%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 32.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.47%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Connected 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.51%
  United Kingdom 17.65%
  Canada 3.92%
  France 1.96%
  Germany 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Dell 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Samsung 9.09%
Toshiba 6.06%
Sony 6.06%
Sahara 3.03%
Lenovo 3.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.82%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 5.88%
wortmann M7X0SU 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 3543 2.94%

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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