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78% remove it22% keep it
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Playzy 2.0.0.429

What is Playzy?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking/injection as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection. It is developed and distributed in part by Wajamu.

"The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."

Overview

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 main program executable is Extension32.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.02 MB (2,120,623 bytes). ExtensionUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Bitcoktail
URL: www.bitcoktail.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Playzy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Playzy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Playzy 2.0.0.429

Program module:Extension32.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\Playzy\Extension32.dll
MD5:53fa47fa781c43d3b74f6989721a75ba
Additional files:
  • Extension32.dll
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • DGChrome.exe - dgchrome
  • Extension64.dll
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Extension64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Playzy' with the class of {121C6AF3-6778-4360-AFDB-57BD4E3E4343} (Playzy Helper).
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Playzy' with the class of {121C6AF3-6778-4360-AFDB-57BD4E3E4343} (Playzy Helper).
Service
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Playzy Updater' (Playzy Updater).

How do I remove Playzy?

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Or, you can uninstall Playzy 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 Playzy 2.0.0.429, 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 Playzy.
  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 Playzy 2.0.0.429 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 20%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  France 20.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Sony 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Sony VGNFW468J/B 25.00%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 25.00%
HP-Pavilion NY545AA-ABA p... 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6610fr-m 25.00%

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