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What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #35,118
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.13 days
92.29 days >
Average installed length: 48.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.12.29.222300 1.92%
2014.12.29.122257 1.92%
2014.12.20.072141 1.92%
2014.12.16.212222 1.92%
2014.12.16.012218 1.92%
2014.12.15.202217 1.92%
2014.12.15.152216 1.92%
2014.12.15.052213 1.92%
2014.12.15.002214 1.92%
2014.12.12.212100 1.92%
2014.12.12.112059 1.92%
2014.12.09.162042 1.92%
2014.12.09.112040 1.92%
2014.12.05.011444 1.92%
2014.12.03.162200 1.92%
2014.12.01.132152 1.92%
2014.11.30.121945 1.92%
2014.11.25.122132 1.92%
2014.11.25.012136 1.92%
2014.11.24.202134 1.92%
2014.11.21.222121 1.92%
2014.11.20.102156 1.92%
2014.11.18.232151 1.92%
2014.11.18.182150 1.92%
2014.11.12.232134 1.92%
2014.11.11.122141 1.92%
2014.11.09.102136 1.92%
2014.11.05.112113 1.92%
2014.10.31.203039 1.92%
2014.10.30.185845 1.92%
2014.10.29.225842 1.92%
2014.10.28.122731 1.92%
2014.10.24.232715 1.92%
2014.10.24.082712 1.92%
2014.10.19.135852 1.92%
2014.10.18.175848 1.92%
2014.10.11.082350 1.92%
2014.10.09.193917 1.92%
2014.09.30.212012 1.92%
2014.09.25.205055 1.92%
2014.09.24.103530 1.92%
2014.09.23.182521 1.92%
2014.09.22.041848 1.92%
2014.09.21.041844 1.92%
2014.09.15.003504 1.92%
2014.09.12.052840 1.92%
2014.09.04.132532 1.92%
2014.08.29.211314 7.69%
2014.08.15.220732 1.92%

Rad Rater

What is Rad Rater?

From Yontoo's License Agreement: "The Software is supported by several forms of advertising, which will be displayed as you use your browsers, including, without limitation, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, web browsing-related ads, interstitial, transitional, search, and full page ads. These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through your browsers, the information stored or processed by the Software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 2014.08.29.211314, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 updateRadRater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 7.2 MB (7,546,996 bytes). updateRadRater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Rad Rater.
updateRadRater.exe (5f1822b57b6e2c9c2aae844135fac85e) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
Avira 7.11.174.236 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 8.10472 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.8.0 PUA.BrowseFox
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2919 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.RadRater.A
McAfee 5600.6941 PUP-FQJ
Panda Antivirus 14.11.20.02 Trj/Chgt.G
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
VIPRE Antivirus 33464 Yontoo (fs)
RadRaterbho.dll (00ba2ea779ccb14ccdba4198eccc7a6c) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Agent!
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar]/Win32.Agent.baf
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HF [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4392 BrowseFox.F
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6979 W32.HfsAdware.EA89
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Radrater.Gen
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.5.0 Win.Adware.Browsefox-269
Comodo Security 22882 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.13.5270 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.642 Adware.BrowseFox.BO (B)
ESET-NOD32 12007 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.220.0 Riskware/Agent
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.9.5.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dj
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16709 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.207.16709 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.baf
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.RadRater.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!00BA2EA779CC
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.2668 Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dmjhvx
nProtect 2015-07-28.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BO
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/OCJ.F
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.d4f
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA FF
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Ees
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EAH15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 42408 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2318 Adware.Agent.Win32.34209
       View all 57 all detections
Rad Rater 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 Rad Rater.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Rad Rater
URL: radrater.mobi/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Rad Rater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Rad Rater\RadRateruninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rad Rater

Program executable:updateRadRater.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Rad Rater\updateRadRater.exe
MD5:5f1822b57b6e2c9c2aae844135fac85e
Additional files:
  • RadRaterbho.dll - Rad Rater
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • RadRaterUn.exe
  • RadRaterUninstall.exe
  • updateRadRater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • RadRaterBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Rad Rater 1.0.0.7' with the class of {316cdecf-3a39-4fac-b224-29059a0fe5a7}.
Service
  • updateRadRater.exe runs as a service named 'Update Rad Rater' (Update Rad Rater).

How do I remove Rad Rater?

Quickly and completely remove Rad Rater 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 Rad Rater 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 Rad Rater, 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 Rad Rater.
  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 Rad Rater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 10%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.46%
Windows 8 23.08%
Windows XP 13.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.77%
Windows 8.1 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.52%
  MA 5.17%
  BD 5.17%
  India 5.17%
  Belgium 3.45%
  Israel 3.45%
  LY 3.45%
  Saudi Arabia 3.45%
  Australia 3.45%
  IQ 3.45%
  TN 3.45%
  Romania 3.45%
  JO 3.45%
  United Arab Emirates 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.44%
Acer 15.56%
Dell 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Sony 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Toshiba 4.44%
Intel 4.44%
American Megatrends 4.44%
Samsung 4.44%
Medion 2.22%
GIGABYTE 2.22%
Common models
HP 1000 Notebook PC 4.35%
Sony SVS15127CDB 4.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B5... 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-A8... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 3537 2.17%

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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