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Should I remove PursuePoint?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,810
United States Rank #9,537
Reach 0.0263%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.94 days
116.10 days >
Average installed length: 61.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.03.11.234342 2.43%
2014.03.10.234236 0.49%
2014.03.10.234142 1.46%
2014.03.07.195846 0.97%
2014.03.07.195803 6.80%
2014.02.28.212019 1.46%
2014.02.26.051729 15.05%
2014.02.24.181927 0.49%
2014.02.24.181922 1.46%
2014.02.21.044812 5.34%
2014.02.20.171337 1.46%
2014.02.20.000351 0.97%
2014.02.19.185618 1.46%
2014.02.18.175314 2.43%
2014.02.14.180054 6.80%
2014.02.13.012613 2.91%
2014.02.11.223523 1.94%
2014.02.11.165306 0.97%
2014.02.10.202919 1.46%
2014.02.10.054449 0.49%
2014.02.06.172244 8.25%
2014.02.05.223708 0.49%
2014.02.04.044224 3.40%
2014.02.01.021226 10.68%
2014.01.29.231259 6.31%
2014.01.28.010755 8.74%
2014.01.28.010740 4.37%
2014.01.23.231307 0.97%

PursuePoint

What is PursuePoint?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

From the EULA:
"The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, tools and applications for search, text referencing, video, social media, website ratings and reviews, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services, including travel and insurance. The Software may also be used remotely to support computing research programs. The Software is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google and Chrome browsers. All browsers must close to install the Software, and the Software will be automatically enabled upon restart. The Software may automatically and without additional notice, download upgrades, enable new features or functionality, and install fixes. 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. Some Software features and ad placements may contain links to further information or disabling instructions (e.g. "About this Ad"). All Software features, content and advertising may be updated, modified, added, enabled, disabled or discontinued at any time automatically and without additional notice to you."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

PursuePoint content includes advertisements and is not affiliated with any underlying websites. Browser settings will be adjusted at install. User info is collected and shared for ad relevance and other purposes. PursuePoint provides quality website navigation. PursuePoint accelerates your browsing experience with help...  Read more
Overview
  • 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
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PursuePoint.
PursuePointBHO.dll (2d8c5aa4fc274cafa905087a5d5f9689) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3546 AdInstaller.WebCake
Comodo Security 17828 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.063 Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9458 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Jiangmin KV140304 Adware/Agent.jaw
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4224 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.05 PUP.Optional.PursuePoint.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57630 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
updatePursuePoint.exe (fd284f46eb8e986f31087b179371630d) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.11.00 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 15.0.0.4189 AdInstaller.WebCake
Avira 7.11.183.246 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.purs
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20045 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.200
ESET-NOD32 10701 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13965 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13965 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.PursuePoint.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
nProtect 2014-11-10.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360
Sophos 4.98.0 PursuePoint
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0PJC14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0PJC14
VIPRE Antivirus 34678 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 32 all detections
PursuePoint has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PursuePoint
URL: pursuepoint.com/support
Help link: mailto:support@pursuepoint.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PursuePoint
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PursuePoint\PursuePointuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 585.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PursuePoint

Program module:PursuePointBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:PursuePoint
Path:C:\Program Files\PursuePoint\PursuePointBHO.dll
MD5:2d8c5aa4fc274cafa905087a5d5f9689
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) PursuePointBHO.dll - PursuePoint
  • PursuePointUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatePursuePoint.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PursuePointBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PursuePoint' with the class of {e1578e0c-7554-4980-a160-d0f4f7d8af47}.
2 Services
  • updatePursuePoint.exe runs as a service named 'Util PursuePoint' (Util PursuePoint).
  • utilPursuePoint.exe runs as a service named 'Update PursuePoint' (Update PursuePoint).

How do I remove PursuePoint?

Quickly and completely remove PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint, 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 PursuePoint.
  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 PursuePoint you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.31%
Windows 8 30.10%
Windows Vista 8.25%
Windows XP 5.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.75%
Windows 8.1 18.63%
Windows 7 Professional 8.82%
Windows 8 6.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.73%
  United Kingdom 6.90%
  Canada 4.21%
  Australia 3.45%
  Belgium 1.53%
  DK 1.15%
  Italy 1.15%
  France 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Romania 0.77%
  Israel 0.77%
  Iran 0.77%
  Saudi Arabia 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.65%
Dell 25.77%
Acer 12.27%
Toshiba 9.20%
Samsung 4.91%
ASUS 4.29%
Lenovo 3.07%
GIGABYTE 1.23%
Gateway 0.61%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.36%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.36%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.36%

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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