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How common is it?
United States Rank #43,954
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 73.09 days
300.53 days >
Average installed length: 157.91 days

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SeeWords

What is SeeWords?

SeeWords (Revizer) is an adware/PUP variant that will hijack your web browser’s home and search pages to an unwanted search engine (possibly serves up malware and trick-to-click ware via malvertising practices). Once installed it will add a toolbar, change your browser homepage and set your default search engine. In addition, this adware will injects advertisements in the browser, also known as an ad-injector. Ad injection will insert an add, text, banner, flash or hyperlink-over into the white space or over and existing ad in the underlying HTML. Ads can be from PCP hijacked engines with very low relevance and can serve up malware, adware or other PUP. In addition the components will track your web browser history and actions and report back to a command and control server.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named YSResultsSetup.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 7.6 MB (7,974,420 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SeeWords.
YSResultsSetup.exe (12d81541a7d90ff39f6d9763f36a1b3f) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.74971
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.13 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.74971
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[Downloader]/Win32.Montiera.al
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Trojan.Adware.Strictor.D124DB
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Adware-COP [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic
Avira 8.3.1.6 PUA/Montiera.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.81
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.74971
Bkav FE 1.3.0.7062 W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal 8.15.14.00 Adware.Kazy.g5
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Application.SFCQ-7771
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0228 Adware.Downware.12026
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.08.16.06 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.74971
ESET-NOD32 9.12084 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.AE potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor
G Data 15.8.25 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.74971
K7 AntiVirus 13.208.16868 Riskware
K7GW 13.208.16870 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.1571 not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Montiera
Malwarebytes v2015.08.16.06 PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!12D81541A7D9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.74971
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.3079 Trojan.Win32.Montiera.dscpdk
Panda Antivirus 15.08.16.06 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HO (PUA)
SUPERAntiSpyware 9687 PUP.PayByAds/Variant
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.16 TROJ_GEN.R02LC0EDP15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 Downloader.Montiera
VIPRE Antivirus 42822 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.Strictor.1216768[h]
       View all 36 all detections
SeeWords has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SeeWords-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\version90seewords
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\version90SeeWords\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SeeWords

Program executable:YSResultsSetup.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\version90seewords\YSResultsSetup.exe
MD5:12d81541a7d90ff39f6d9763f36a1b3f
Additional files:
  • 192.crx
  • 06Fj9mPEq.exe
  • 192.dll
  • 192.xpi
  • 192_x64.dll
  • b2SeeWordsR99.dll
  • b2SeeWordsR99.exe
  • GareY7BDm5R.exe
  • L0mV8tRDC.exe
  • S9wQb1WvyIR.exe
  • sqlite3.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Designed for Windows
  • VbRsZEaPp.exe
  • (Malware detected) YSResultsSetup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 192.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SeeWords' with the class of {FF11EA3D-C59C-800D-F019-DA1EAAA17AC3}.
  • 192_x64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SeeWords' with the class of {FF11EA3D-C59C-800D-F019-DA1EAAA17AC3}.
Scheduled Task
  • b2SeeWordsR99.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SeeWords Update' (runs daily at 3:19 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • b2SeeWordsR99.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SeeWords Update.

How do I remove SeeWords?

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Or, you can uninstall SeeWords 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 SeeWords, 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 SeeWords.
  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 SeeWords you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 9%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows 8 18.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Switzerland 4.00%
  Egypt 4.00%
  France 4.00%
  Philippines 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 10.00%
GIGABYTE 10.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7721 10.00%
HP-Pavilion KZ771AA-UUZ a... 10.00%
HP Pavilion 06 D5468AT-AB... 10.00%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 10.00%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 10.00%

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