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Should I remove ResultsBay?

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 #32,499
United States Rank #20,919
Reach 0.0044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.82 days
83.10 days >
Average installed length: 43.66 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.02.24.050315 1.61%
2015.02.24.000315 1.61%
2015.02.22.132528 1.61%
2015.02.21.022523 1.61%
2015.02.19.002518 1.61%
2015.02.15.102511 1.61%
2015.02.11.112449 1.61%
2015.02.07.162445 1.61%
2015.02.01.002422 1.61%
2015.01.09.152235 1.61%
2015.01.06.072218 1.61%
2014.12.15.192100 1.61%
2014.12.03.022328 1.61%
2014.11.02.023033 1.61%
2014.10.27.072646 1.61%
2014.10.27.022645 1.61%
2014.10.20.175806 1.61%
2014.10.04.020645 1.61%
2014.09.26.152104 1.61%
2014.09.21.201854 1.61%
2014.09.19.003308 1.61%
2014.09.16.163245 1.61%
2014.09.15.163531 1.61%
2014.09.14.203510 1.61%
2014.09.13.043450 1.61%
2014.09.06.132556 1.61%
2014.09.03.172528 1.61%
2014.09.03.154457 1.61%
2014.09.01.115805 1.61%
2014.08.30.235751 1.61%
2014.08.28.115731 1.61%
2014.08.28.035728 1.61%
2014.08.26.214642 1.61%
2014.08.26.054636 1.61%
2014.08.24.003614 1.61%
2014.08.21.232950 1.61%
2014.08.20.152943 1.61%
2014.08.18.192917 1.61%
2014.08.17.192935 3.23%
2014.08.15.072843 1.61%
2014.08.13.152819 1.61%
2014.08.12.192813 1.61%
2014.08.11.192807 1.61%
2014.08.11.152809 1.61%
2014.08.10.032753 1.61%
2014.08.08.112745 1.61%
2014.08.07.211852 1.61%
2014.08.05.051827 1.61%
2014.07.31.052634 1.61%
2014.07.18.142843 3.23%
2014.06.26.004703 1.61%
56 versions

ResultsBay

What is ResultsBay?

This adware software (a branded version of the morphing Yontoo adware browser addon) injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with Yontoo or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.

Overview

The most common release is 2014.08.17.192935, with over 65% 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 ResultsBayBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 2.36 MB (2,472,958 bytes). The installed file updateResultsBay.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • 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
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ResultsBay.
ResultsBayBHO.dll (17ba26d120ae3ef93fb83b2b7c30feb5) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 960 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 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 2015.0.3438 BrowseFox.F
Bitdefender 1.0.20.855 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 6.14.14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0171 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.06.20.09 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.6.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12463 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.180.12463 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3683 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.ResultsBay.A
McAfee 5600.7094 Artemis!17BA26D120AE
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7094 Artemis!17BA26D120AE
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.513 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus 14.06.20.09 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA IM
SUPERAntiSpyware 10532 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GEN.F47V0508
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30468 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9011
updateResultsBay.exe (ec9ba2b77e6e53faceb7d4d89b25916e) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.12.00 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AM [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 Generic.692
Avira 7.11.177.186 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19774 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 10549 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13642 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13650 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.ResultsBay.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
Panda Antivirus 10.0.4.2 Trj/Chgt.D
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DH
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
VIPRE Antivirus 33854 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 57 all detections
ResultsBay 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 ResultsBay.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ResultsBay
URL: resultsbay.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ResultsBay
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ResultsBay\ResultsBayuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ResultsBay

Program module:ResultsBayBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:ResultsBay
Path:C:\Program Files\ResultsBay\ResultsBayBHO.dll
MD5:17ba26d120ae3ef93fb83b2b7c30feb5
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ResultsBaybho.dll - ResultsBay
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • ResultsBayUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateResultsBay.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ResultsBayBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ResultsBay 1.0.0.7' with the class of {1b0cf41e-334a-4984-a8a0-aa5affeb5482}.
Service
  • updateResultsBay.exe runs as a service named 'Update ResultsBay' (Update ResultsBay).

How do I remove ResultsBay?

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Or, you can uninstall ResultsBay 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 ResultsBay, 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 ResultsBay.
  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 ResultsBay you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 3%
 
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 53.23%
Windows 8 33.87%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Windows XP 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.79%
Windows 8.1 21.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.56%
Windows 8 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.71%
  UA 2.30%
  DZ 2.30%
  United Kingdom 1.15%
  Italy 1.15%
  Korea 1.15%
  Saudi Arabia 1.15%
  Chile 1.15%
  Israel 1.15%
  AL 1.15%
  India 1.15%
  Singapore 1.15%
  Canada 1.15%
  PS 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.10%
Dell 25.86%
Acer 12.07%
Lenovo 5.17%
ASUS 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
Samsung 1.72%
Intel 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Medion 1.72%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.51%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.51%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.51%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.51%
Medion E4212 1.75%
LENOVO 8985AE7 1.75%

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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