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Should I remove PodoWeb?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,461
Reach 0.0179%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.90 days
85.52 days >
Average installed length: 44.94 days


2015.05.04.224956 0.40%
2015.04.08.162231 0.40%
2015.04.07.052223 0.40%
2014.11.23.032206 0.40%
2014.11.22.222207 0.40%
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2014.11.10.112139 0.79%
2014.11.10.012136 0.40%
2014.11.08.192135 0.79%
2014.11.08.092132 0.40%
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2014.10.17.155916 0.79%
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2014.10.15.135802 0.40%
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188 versions


What is PodoWeb?

PodoWeb is an adware program that runs within the user's web browser and will modify various browser settings such as changing the search provider. In addition, this adware will inject display ads in the browser either by inserting new banner ads that would otherwise not be displayed on webpages viewed by the user or by adding new advertisements on top of existing ads. It will also insert hyper-text links on pages to display popup ad formats. Ads that re displayed are typically low quality and are not associated with the underlying web site the user is visiting. In many cases this adware is difficult to remove through the standard installer that is provided or will only remove some parts of the program and will not reset items such as the hijacked search and home pages.


The most common release is 2014.11.10.112139, with over 12% 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. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The primary executable is named PodoWebBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 7.17 MB (7,514,902 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 PodoWeb.
PodoWebBHO.dll (f733a91003a374a8f382742790860baf) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.BPlug
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVG 2015.0.3371 BrowseFox.F
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BO
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.144
ESET-NOD32 8.10307 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
Fortinet FortiGate 8/25/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.PodoWeb.A
McAfee 5600.7027 Artemis!F733A91003A3
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0817
VIPRE Antivirus 32508 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updatePodoWeb.exe (ed0c344565b1aff321b01e9f2805b3ba) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.12.01 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
Arcabit Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-AJ [PUP]
AVG Generic.4CA
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.9A29
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Podoweb1.Gen
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV (B)
ESET-NOD32 12078 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16854 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.207.16851 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Podoweb.C
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-08-11.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CV
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JJ (PUA)
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Yontoo.C
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00B215
VIPRE Antivirus 42798 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 47 all detections
PodoWeb 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 PodoWeb.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PodoWeb
URL: podoweb.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PodoWeb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PodoWeb\PodoWebuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PodoWeb

Program module:PodoWebBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\PodoWeb\PodoWebBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) PodoWebbho.dll - PodoWeb
  • PodoWeb.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • jfjbgbmjaheanejhaompcejgiebnlioo.crx
  • PodoWebUn.exe
  • PodoWebUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatePodoWeb.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PodoWebBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PodoWeb' with the class of {980b8a8f-ea0b-4c24-a2e9-70635e2502e9}.
  • updatePodoWeb.exe runs as a service named 'Update PodoWeb' (Update PodoWeb).

How do I remove PodoWeb?

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Or, you can uninstall PodoWeb 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 PodoWeb, 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 PodoWeb.
  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 PodoWeb you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.10%
Windows 8 26.98%
Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.94%
Windows 7 Professional 11.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.37%
Windows 8.1 6.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.63% of installs come from Saudi Arabia
Which countries install it?
  Saudi Arabia 8.63%
  MA 8.24%
  Egypt 7.06%
  United States 6.27%
  Brazil 4.71%
  Indonesia 4.31%
  DZ 3.14%
  Poland 2.75%
  Israel 2.35%
  IQ 2.35%
  France 2.35%
  Mexico 1.96%
  Czech Republic 1.96%
  Iran 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.29%
Dell 18.47%
Acer 18.47%
ASUS 8.28%
Toshiba 7.64%
Lenovo 7.64%
Samsung 5.73%
American Megatrends 1.91%
Sahara 1.27%
Intel 1.27%
MSI 1.27%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaCentre B320 3.45%
HP Pavilion G6 Notebook P... 3.45%
MSI MS-7592 2.59%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.59%
ECS G31T-M 1.72%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.72%

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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