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Should I remove MarketResearchHelper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.43 days
142.52 days >
Average installed length: 74.88 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.05.27.034357 11.11%
2014.01.10.201400 22.22%
2013.11.23.022928 66.67%

MarketResearchHelper

What is MarketResearchHelper?

This web browser addon is a coupon deal finder that is distributed through adware monetizer Web-Pick through the InstalleRex pay-per-install (PPI) platform. It is typically bundled with third-party offers. The addon will popup coupon ads when the user visits certain affiliate web sites.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

This free, ad-supported application allows you to browse coupons and deals from merchant sites. The application works by detecting supported coupons while you browse the site and displays them in the browser through a drop down window. This browser application integrates a new feature that displays search results from ...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 2013.11.23.022928, 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 updateMarketResearchHelper.exe. 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 2.3 MB (2,408,753 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MarketResearchHelper.
updateMarketResearchHelper.exe (72a23db516cadc8d2a3504545580294b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Trojan.BPlug.10
ESET-NOD32 8.9315 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
MarketResearchHelperBHO.dll (4ae3ec9f8fd5b0e31242eec2cde82614) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.204 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3972 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.83
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.jdj
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
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.MarketResearchHelper.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4AE3EC9F8FD5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!4AE3EC9F8FD5
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cyrjal
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DF
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0612
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9404
       View all 31 all detections
MarketResearchHelper 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 MarketResearchHelper.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: MarketResearchHelper
URL: marketresearchhelper.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MarketResearchHelper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MarketResearchHelper\MarketResearchHelperuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MarketResearchHelper

Program executable:updateMarketResearchHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\MarketResearchHelper\updateMarketResearchHelper.exe
MD5:72a23db516cadc8d2a3504545580294b
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) MarketResearchHelperBHO.dll - MarketResearchHelper
  • MarketResearchHelperUninstall.exe
  • MRH_Setup.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateMarketResearchHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • MarketResearchHelperBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MarketResearchHelper' with the class of {e71ecfaa-158b-4027-9a01-1959834a82db}.
Service
  • updateMarketResearchHelper.exe runs as a service named 'Update MarketResearchHelper' (Update MarketResearchHelper).

How do I remove MarketResearchHelper?

Quickly and completely remove MarketResearchHelper 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 MarketResearchHelper 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 MarketResearchHelper, 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 MarketResearchHelper.
  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 MarketResearchHelper you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8 11%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.78%
Windows 7 Starter 11.11%
Windows 8.1 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.85%
  United Kingdom 15.38%
  Brazil 7.69%
  Thailand 7.69%
  Norway 7.69%
  Egypt 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 42.86%
Sony 14.29%
GIGABYTE 14.29%
Samsung 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 12.50%
TOSHIBA Qosmio F750 12.50%
Sony SVF1521A6EW 12.50%
Samsung N145P/N250P/N260P... 12.50%
MSI MS-7798 12.50%

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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