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Should I remove SpadeCast?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,369
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.08 days
297.39 days >
Average installed length: 156.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.07.09.232031 4.55%
2014.07.07.194051 2.27%
2014.07.06.075049 2.27%
2014.07.04.171708 2.27%
2014.06.29.050626 4.55%
2014.06.28.012304 2.27%
2014.06.22.055645 4.55%
2014.06.20.164156 2.27%
2014.06.17.235339 2.27%
2014.06.17.011647 2.27%
2014.06.15.053536 6.82%
2014.06.04.000731 2.27%
2014.06.02.050402 2.27%
2014.05.29.012306 2.27%
2014.05.22.011644 2.27%
2014.05.17.010216 6.82%
2014.05.12.235108 2.27%
2014.05.11.034144 2.27%
2014.05.09.010018 4.55%
2014.05.04.023152 6.82%
2014.05.03.021147 4.55%
2014.05.01.235422 2.27%
2014.04.30.224133 6.82%
2014.04.30.004244 2.27%
2014.04.22.232137 2.27%
2014.04.12.002348 2.27%
2014.04.07.214055 2.27%
2014.04.07.170255 2.27%
2014.04.02.203620 2.27%
2014.03.28.234059 2.27%
2014.03.26.013401 2.27%

SpadeCast

What is SpadeCast?

SpadeCast is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

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Overview
  • 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 SpadeCast.
updateSpadeCast.exe (52bf07d2a3fd08b808c550834b078aa2) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.SpadeCast.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0329
SpadeCastBHO.dll (2c5983f9aa44f4fe5634cf23053d03e7) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SpadeCast.A
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.04.00 Adware/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.165.30 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SpadeCast.A
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19077 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SpadeCast.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 10198 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SpadeCast.A
G Data 24 Adware.SpadeCast.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.SpadeCast
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
K7 AntiVirus 9.182.12926 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SpadeCast.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!2C5983F9AA44
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!2C5983F9AA44
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SpadeCast.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.61148 Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
nProtect 2014-08-03.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249632.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JF
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2H00GG14
VIPRE Antivirus 31900 Yontoo (fs)
A2F54952-5A71-4B9F-8E94-AE7FEC8919A9.dll (6bcd100785e59b17cd7e78ad44827dea) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SpadeCast.A
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.159.108 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SpadeCast.A
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18811 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SpadeCast.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 10066 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SpadeCast.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.SpadeCast
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12657 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12657 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SpadeCast.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!6BCD100785E5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!6BCD100785E5
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SpadeCast.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60698 Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
nProtect 2014-07-08.03 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249632.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Adware.af3
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JA
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0615
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 31100 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1851 Adware.Agent.Win32.9068
       View all 72 all detections
SpadeCast 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 SpadeCast.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SpadeCast
URL: spadecast.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpadeCast
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SpadeCast\SpadeCastuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpadeCast

Program executable:updateSpadeCast.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\SpadeCast\updateSpadeCast.exe
MD5:52bf07d2a3fd08b808c550834b078aa2
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) A2F54952-5A71-4B9F-8E94-AE7FEC8919A9.dll - SpadeCast
  • (Malware detected) SpadeCastBHO.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • SpadeCastUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateSpadeCast.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • A2F54952-5A71-4B9F-8E94-AE7FEC8919A9.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpadeCast' with the class of {ed381eb3-45e2-4e12-89eb-be974b15da44}.
  • SpadeCastBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpadeCast' with the class of {ed381eb3-45e2-4e12-89eb-be974b15da44}.
Service
  • updateSpadeCast.exe runs as a service named 'Update SpadeCast' (Update SpadeCast).

How do I remove SpadeCast?

Quickly and completely remove SpadeCast 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 SpadeCast 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 SpadeCast, 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 SpadeCast.
  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 SpadeCast you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.09%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.06% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.06%
  United States 31.37%
  Hungary 5.88%
  Romania 5.88%
  Turkey 3.92%
  United Kingdom 1.96%
  Canada 1.96%
  Poland 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.14%
GIGABYTE 11.43%
Dell 11.43%
Medion 11.43%
Lenovo 11.43%
Acer 11.43%
ASUS 8.57%
Samsung 8.57%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Sony 2.86%
Common models
Samsung 535U3C 5.26%
FUJITSU ESPRIMO P400 5.26%
MSI MS-7693 2.63%
MEDION MS-7797 2.63%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2 2.63%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L 2.63%

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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