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Should I remove Rock Turner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,502
United States Rank #29,213
Reach 0.0107%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.80 days
112.16 days >
Average installed length: 58.93 days


2014.06.02.130032 1.33%
2014.06.02.090030 4.00%
2014.06.02.050403 2.00%
2014.06.02.010025 2.00%
2014.06.01.210029 2.00%
2014.06.01.170021 5.33%
2014.06.01.130019 4.67%
2014.06.01.090019 2.67%
2014.06.01.010016 2.00%
2014.05.31.210015 0.67%
2014.05.31.170014 5.33%
2014.05.31.130013 4.67%
2014.05.31.090013 3.33%
2014.05.31.050012 3.33%
2014.05.31.010013 1.33%
2014.05.30.234801 0.67%
2014.05.30.191450 5.33%
2014.05.30.162653 3.33%
2014.05.30.082649 11.33%
2014.05.30.042647 1.33%
2014.05.30.005345 2.67%
2014.05.29.202644 2.67%
2014.05.29.162642 5.33%
2014.05.21.003350 10.00%
2014.05.20.232050 8.00%
2014.03.18.202954 4.67%

Rock Turner

What is Rock Turner?

This is an adware web browser plugin that injects a number of ad formats in the users web browser. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, and text-links and some popup/pop-under advertisements. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is supported by various types of advertising displayed in your browser, including, without limitation, search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or end...  Read more


The most used version is 2014.05.30.082649, 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 RockTurner.FirstRun.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 2.39 MB (2,505,738 bytes). updateRockTurner.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 Rock Turner.
RockTurnerBHO.dll (b0121425ce69350e099d8b24a9f7f059) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.05 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-EW [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bI
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21647 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-5aefa7b7!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AU
ESET-NOD32 9.11424 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-5aefa7b7
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15486 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15485 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.07 PUP.Optional.RockTurner.A
McAfee 5600.6797 BrowseFox-FRR
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BrowseFox-FRR
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AU
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dedpsr
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AJ
SUPERAntiSpyware 9938 PUP.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.10
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EKO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EKO14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 39052 Yontoo (fs)
updateRockTurner.exe (8263c33e41ad22c773e84f9880d283cb) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.OKL
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.07.05 PUP/Win32.SwiftBrowse
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Rocktur.F12
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bI
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.OKL
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20013 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.OKL (B)
ESET-NOD32 10685 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.OKL
G Data 24 Adware.Agent.OKL
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13930 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13936 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.RockTurner.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.OKL
nProtect 2014-11-06.01 Adware.Agent.OKL
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJE14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJE14
VIPRE Antivirus 34586 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 70 all detections
Rock Turner 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 Rock Turner.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Rock Turner
URL: rockturner.biz/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Rock Turner
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Rock Turner\RockTurneruninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rock Turner

Program executable:RockTurner.FirstRun.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Rock Turner\RockTurner.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) RockTurnerBHO.dll - Rock Turner
  • RockTurner.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • RockTurnerUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateRockTurner.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • RockTurnerBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Rock Turner' with the class of {527b365c-1bd3-4a66-906f-8729805ce78c}.
  • updateRockTurner.exe runs as a service named 'Update Rock Turner' (Update Rock Turner).

How do I remove Rock Turner?

Quickly and completely remove Rock Turner 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 Rock Turner 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 Rock Turner, 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 Rock Turner.
  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 Rock Turner you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.33%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows XP 7.33%
Windows Vista 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.67%
Windows 8.1 10.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.53%
  Brazil 10.42%
  France 5.56%
  Poland 5.56%
  DZ 4.86%
  Portugal 4.17%
  TN 3.47%
  Germany 3.47%
  MA 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  Australia 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.61%
Dell 19.39%
Acer 15.31%
ASUS 12.24%
Lenovo 5.10%
Samsung 5.10%
American Megatrends 3.06%
Toshiba 1.02%
Medion 1.02%
Gateway 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.90%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.90%

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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