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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,328
United States Rank #24,637
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.40 days
247.77 days >
Average installed length: 130.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0 100.00%

Lizardlink 1.0.0

What is Lizardlink?

Lizardlink is an malware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.

Overview

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 LizardlinkBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.02 MB (2,121,953 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 Lizardlink.
LizardlinkBHO.dll (eeda5266a6ba246c832bee9b4fe4f043) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0290 Adware.Plugin.100
Malwarebytes v2013.10.17.11 PUP.Optional.Lizardlink.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1011
VIPRE Antivirus 22872 Yontoo (fs)
updateLizardlink.exe (965fca4da91ac4042b7241981f73f07f) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 14.0.0.4007 Lizank
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 10240 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lizardlink.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!965FCA4DA91A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 Artemis!965FCA4DA91A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Chgt.B
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0811
VIPRE Antivirus 32140 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 18 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lizardlink
URL: lizardlink.biz/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lizardlink
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lizardlink\Lizardlinkuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lizardlink 1.0.0

Program module:LizardlinkBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Lizardlink
Path:C:\Program Files\Lizardlink\LizardlinkBHO.dll
MD5:eeda5266a6ba246c832bee9b4fe4f043
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) LizardlinkBHO.dll - Lizardlink
  • Lizardlink.Common.dll - Lizardlink Common
  • (Malware detected) updateLizardlink.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LizardlinkBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lizardlink' with the class of {eb9e4cdf-b007-450c-b0af-b66467c3d6e0}.
Service
  • updateLizardlink.exe runs as a service named 'Update Lizardlink' (Update Lizardlink).

How do I remove Lizardlink?

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Or, you can uninstall Lizardlink 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 Lizardlink 1.0.0, 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 Lizardlink.
  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 Lizardlink 1.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.86%
Windows 8 17.86%
Windows Vista 10.71%
Windows XP 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8.1 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Windows 8 5.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.39%
  United Kingdom 13.40%
  Germany 9.28%
  Canada 6.19%
  France 5.15%
  Belgium 4.12%
  Iran 3.09%
  Netherlands 2.06%
  Australia 1.03%
  Sweden 1.03%
  DZ 1.03%
  Austria 1.03%
  Pakistan 1.03%
  Portugal 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Dell 21.79%
Acer 20.51%
Samsung 7.69%
Sony 5.13%
Lenovo 3.85%
Medion 3.85%
Toshiba 2.56%
MSI 1.28%
Gateway 1.28%
Compaq 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
Acer Aspire XC600 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
Dell Inspiron M5040 1.22%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.22%

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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