77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Round World?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #23,640
United States Rank #21,095
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.39 days
158.97 days >
Average installed length: 83.53 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.03.11.130518 0.81%
2015.03.11.080515 0.81%
2015.03.10.220515 1.63%
2015.03.10.170515 3.25%
2015.03.10.120515 1.63%
2015.03.10.020516 0.81%
2015.03.09.160512 1.63%
2015.03.09.110512 2.44%
2015.03.08.200511 0.81%
2015.03.08.150509 0.81%
2015.03.08.100509 1.63%
2015.03.08.050507 1.63%
2015.03.07.140506 0.81%
2015.03.07.090504 3.25%
2015.03.06.230507 1.63%
2015.03.06.180518 0.81%
2015.03.05.201401 0.81%
2015.03.05.090424 0.81%
2015.03.04.230424 0.81%
2015.03.04.180424 0.81%
2015.03.04.130424 0.81%
2015.03.04.080421 0.81%
2015.03.03.110321 0.81%
2015.02.28.220437 0.81%
2015.02.28.170436 0.81%
2015.02.28.120438 0.81%
2015.02.27.160439 2.44%
2015.02.27.060434 0.81%
2015.02.26.190317 0.81%
2015.02.26.140316 2.44%
2015.02.26.080316 0.81%
2015.02.26.020328 0.81%
2015.02.25.210329 0.81%
2015.02.25.160328 0.81%
2015.02.25.110328 1.63%
2015.02.25.010330 0.81%
2015.02.24.140250 2.44%
2015.02.24.040248 0.81%
2015.02.23.032559 1.63%
2015.02.22.172559 0.81%
2015.02.22.122558 0.81%
2015.02.22.022556 0.81%
2015.02.21.212555 0.81%
2015.02.21.162553 0.81%
2015.02.21.112554 0.81%
2015.02.20.212534 3.25%
2015.02.20.162543 2.44%
2015.02.20.112543 0.81%
2015.02.18.192536 0.81%
2015.02.18.142534 1.63%
2015.02.17.232538 0.81%
78 versions

Round World

What is Round World?

Round World is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.

Overview

The most common release is 2015.03.10.170515, with over 56% 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 RoundWorldbho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 11.27 MB (11,818,482 bytes). The installed file updateRoundWorld.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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Round World.
RoundWorldbho.dll (7c29efc0a113ff7d6062db6e5aab21cb) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
avast! 2014.9-150413 MSIL:BrowseFox-AF [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal 4.15.14.00 PUA.MSJDGBTIR.OD5
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
ESET-NOD32 9.11459 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-f64f6ec1
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.8.9.0 PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15564 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15563 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.RoundWorld.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!7C29EFC0A113
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.10.952 Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.15411 PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BP
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OCP15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OCP15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 39248 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updateRoundWorld.exe (0be614ad9dec9a4853392ef22dd1ea8c) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.1164186
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Kranet!
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.Generic.1164186
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-AF [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4342 Generic.DBB
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.77
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.1164186
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.512D
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.MSJDGBTIR.OD3
Comodo Security 22073 Application.MSIL.BrowseFox.A
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-d2c44f72!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.635 Adware.Generic.1164186 (B)
ESET-NOD32 11606 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-d2c44f72!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.1164186
G Data 25 Adware.Generic.1164186
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15862 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.203.15862 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FWH
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FWH
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.1164186
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.1357 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA EN
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Jmk
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0ECH15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0ECH15
VIPRE Antivirus 40130 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 59 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Round World
URL: myroundworld.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Round World
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Round World\RoundWorlduninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Round World

Program module:RoundWorldbho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Round World
Path:C:\Program Files\Round World\RoundWorldbho.dll
MD5:7c29efc0a113ff7d6062db6e5aab21cb
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) RoundWorldbho.dll - Round World
  • RoundWorldUn.exe
  • RoundWorldUninstall.exe
  • updateRoundWorld.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • RoundWorldbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Round World 1.0.0.7' with the class of {78549bde-b964-4d2a-b7b1-c4ac15ddff64}.
Service
  • updateRoundWorld.exe runs as a service named 'Update Round World' (Update Round World).

How do I remove Round World?

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Or, you can uninstall Round World 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 Round World, 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 Round World.
  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 Round World you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.41%
Windows 8 34.96%
Windows XP 12.20%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.85%
Windows 8.1 18.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.57%
Windows 7 Professional 13.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.15%
  Brazil 8.90%
  France 7.53%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Mexico 2.74%
  Germany 2.74%
  MA 2.05%
  Sweden 2.05%
  DZ 2.05%
  Turkey 2.05%
  Poland 2.05%
  Norway 1.37%
  Russia 1.37%
  TN 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.11%
Acer 24.05%
Dell 12.66%
Lenovo 8.86%
ASUS 6.33%
Toshiba 5.06%
GIGABYTE 3.80%
Intel 2.53%
Apple 2.53%
American Megatrends 2.53%
Samsung 2.53%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.88%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.94%
Acer Aspire E1-572 1.94%
Gateway NE56R 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L40D-A 0.97%

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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