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What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,256
Reach 0.0026%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.12 days
62.47 days >
Average installed length: 32.82 days


2016.02.21.221552 2.70%
2016.01.17.091409 2.70%
2015.12.25.151213 2.70%
2015.12.23.001241 2.70%
2015.11.16.050004 2.70%
2015.10.22.090651 2.70%
2015.10.05.111514 2.70%
2015.09.22.093515 2.70%
2015.09.15.173526 2.70%
2015.09.13.123835 2.70%
2015.09.07.020343 2.70%
2015.08.18.150455 2.70%
2015.08.17.230637 2.70%
2015.08.02.130523 2.70%
2015.07.29.170239 2.70%
2015.07.25.223144 2.70%
2015.06.05.122705 2.70%
2015.05.08.222227 2.70%
2015.04.27.104943 2.70%
2015.04.24.074930 2.70%
2015.04.19.224928 2.70%
2015.04.18.064915 2.70%
2015.04.17.154916 2.70%
2015.04.15.224920 2.70%
2015.04.14.114917 2.70%
2015.04.14.064919 2.70%
2015.04.13.104914 2.70%
2015.04.07.202240 2.70%
2015.04.06.142241 2.70%
2015.04.02.102140 2.70%
2015.04.01.012530 2.70%
2015.03.30.232446 2.70%
2015.03.30.110657 2.70%
2015.03.21.144826 2.70%
2015.03.19.115219 2.70%
2015.03.09.170356 2.70%
2015.03.08.160354 2.70%

Steel Cut

What is Steel Cut?

Steel Cut 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.


The most used version is 2016.02.21.221552, 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 SteelCutbho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 922.98 KB (945,134 bytes).
  • 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 Steel Cut.
SteelCutbho.dll (63bfe3d0955152a574a24d99fc1972a4) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.AE
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Cyren W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
ESET-NOD32 9.11430 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/S-f64f6ec1
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15489 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15489 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.SteelCut.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Suspicious.Wpad
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
       View all 18 all detections
Steel Cut 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 Steel Cut.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Steel Cut
URL: mysteelcut.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steel Cut
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Steel Cut\SteelCutuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 922.98 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Steel Cut

Program module:SteelCutbho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Steel Cut
Path:C:\Program Files\Steel Cut\SteelCutbho.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SteelCutbho.dll - Steel Cut
  • SteelCutUn.exe
  • SteelCutUninstall.exe
  • updateSteelCut.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SteelCutbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Steel Cut' with the class of {581f8d6b-754f-4b80-88f6-6037771c0a44}.
  • updateSteelCut.exe runs as a service named 'Update Steel Cut' (Update Steel Cut).

How do I remove Steel Cut?

Quickly and completely remove Steel Cut 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 Steel Cut 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 Steel Cut, 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 Steel Cut.
  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 Steel Cut you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 47%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 47.37%
Windows 7 47.37%
Windows Server 2003 2.63%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.51%
Windows 7 Professional 10.81%
Windows 8.1 10.81%
Windows 10 Home 10.81%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.89%
  Germany 13.33%
  France 8.89%
  Brazil 8.89%
  Saudi Arabia 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  Mexico 4.44%
  Russia 4.44%
  Netherlands 4.44%
  South Africa 2.22%
  Turkey 2.22%
  Italy 2.22%
  Australia 2.22%
  Czech Republic 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.47%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
ASUS 17.65%
Dell 11.76%
Lenovo 5.88%
Samsung 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Alienware 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 3.03%
HP Stream Notebook PC 13 3.03%
HP Pro 3500 Series 3.03%
BIOSTAR Group H61MLV2 3.03%
Alienware Alienware 14 3.03%
HP HP Notebook 3.03%

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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