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Should I remove SquirrelWeb?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,816
United States Rank #45,829
Reach 0.0086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.81 days
200.96 days >
Average installed length: 105.59 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.01.16.003233 12.40%
2014.01.10.195403 7.44%
2013.11.19.222532 80.17%

SquirrelWeb

What is SquirrelWeb?

This is an unwanted web browser extension that delivers search hijacking as well as contextual advertising within a user's web browser. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search pages in order to monetize search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

"The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, tools and applications for search, text referencing, video, social media, website ratings and reviews, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services, including travel and insurance. The Software may also be used remotely to support computing research programs. The Software is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google and Chrome browsers. All browsers must close to install the Software, and the Software will be automatically enabled upon restart. The Software may automatically and without additional notice, download upgrades, enable new features or functionality, and install fixes. The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites. Some Software features and ad placements may contain links to further information or disabling instructions (e.g. "About this Ad"). All Software features, content and advertising may be updated, modified, added, enabled, disabled or discontinued at any time automatically and without additional notice to you."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SquirrelWeb.
SquirrelWebBHO.dll (d4e754eab0969b7b13a818ed547fc58e) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
CAT-QuickHeal 4.14.12.00 AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17993 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9596 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140422 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11566 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.176.11566 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3977 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.02 PUP.Optional.Squirrelweb.A
McAfee 5600.7152 Artemis!D4E754EAB096
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 Artemis!D4E754EAB096
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58720 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OJ
SUPERAntiSpyware 10650 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0301
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
updateSquirrelWeb.exe (0d8697ac5a6fdfd30042dc233d0a4dd9) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Kranet!
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 14.0.0.4007 Squiweb
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 10292 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
G Data 24 Win32.Trojan.Agent.4FV73O
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13125 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
K7GW 9.183.13125 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
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.SquirrelWeb.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!0D8697AC5A6F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Chgt.B
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HN
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0810
VIPRE Antivirus 32416 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 41 all detections
SquirrelWeb 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 SquirrelWeb.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SquirrelWeb
URL: squirrelweb.org/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SquirrelWeb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SquirrelWeb\SquirrelWebuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1007.98 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SquirrelWeb

Program module:SquirrelWebBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:SquirrelWeb
Path:C:\Program Files\SquirrelWeb\SquirrelWebBHO.dll
MD5:d4e754eab0969b7b13a818ed547fc58e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SquirrelWebBHO.dll - SquirrelWeb
  • (Malware detected) updateSquirrelWeb.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SquirrelWebBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SquirrelWeb' with the class of {90b73bce-6fe8-482a-b5e3-a7f75b49d387}.
Service
  • updateSquirrelWeb.exe runs as a service named 'Update SquirrelWeb' (Update SquirrelWeb).

How do I remove SquirrelWeb?

Quickly and completely remove SquirrelWeb 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 SquirrelWeb 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 SquirrelWeb, 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 SquirrelWeb.
  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 SquirrelWeb you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.46%
Windows 8 24.79%
Windows XP 6.61%
Windows Vista 4.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.65% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 17.65%
  United States 16.81%
  Brazil 14.29%
  Germany 7.56%
  France 5.88%
  Turkey 5.88%
  Australia 5.04%
  Czech Republic 5.04%
  Poland 5.04%
  Spain 4.20%
  Saudi Arabia 4.20%
  Canada 2.52%
  MA 0.84%
  Russia 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.76%
Acer 19.05%
Toshiba 13.10%
ASUS 11.90%
Dell 9.52%
GIGABYTE 5.95%
Samsung 4.76%
Sony 3.57%
Lenovo 1.19%
Intel 1.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.90%
ASUSTeK K53BE 1.90%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 0.95%

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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