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What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,362
United States Rank #28,124
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.10 days
238.87 days >
Average installed length: 125.51 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.01.10.194843 6.58%
2013.11.19.213336 93.42%

Storimbo

What is Storimbo?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it 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.

From the EULA:
"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 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, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Storimbo.
updateStorimbo.exe (09467c9922a7ce511dfd27b2934e2e49) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3564 MalSign.Storimbo
Dr.Web 9.0.0.045 Trojan.BPlug.18
ESET-NOD32 8.9407 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Malwarebytes v2014.02.14.01 PUP.Optional.Storimbo.A
McAfee 5600.7220 Artemis!09467C9922A7
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7220 Artemis!09467C9922A7
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.45 TROJ_GEN.F47V0205
StorimboBHO.dll (6133ab384d142a9ee7b87fdabd5e6bb3) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Storimbo.B78
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.AKwz
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18059 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11663 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11663 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Storimbo.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!6133AB384D14
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!6133AB384D14
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58873 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OM
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 29 all detections
Storimbo has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Storimbo
URL: storimbo.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Storimbo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Storimbo\Storimbouninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1010.96 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Storimbo

Program executable:updateStorimbo.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Storimbo\updateStorimbo.exe
MD5:09467c9922a7ce511dfd27b2934e2e49
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) StorimboBHO.dll - Storimbo
  • (Malware detected) updateStorimbo.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • StorimboBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Storimbo' with the class of {ddac750c-59da-4bb6-9ee7-ead55ebe0b64}.
2 Services
  • updateStorimbo.exe runs as a service named 'Update Storimbo' (Update Storimbo).
  • utilStorimbo.exe runs as a service named 'Util Storimbo' (Util Storimbo).

How do I remove Storimbo?

Quickly and completely remove Storimbo 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 Storimbo 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 Storimbo, 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 Storimbo.
  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 Storimbo you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.66%
Windows 8 34.21%
Windows XP 10.53%
Windows Vista 4.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.87%
Windows 8.1 17.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.41%
Windows 8 10.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.40%
Windows 7 Professional 7.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.76% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 31.76%
  United States 21.62%
  United Kingdom 7.43%
  Canada 6.08%
  Iran 4.05%
  Israel 3.38%
  Norway 2.70%
  France 2.03%
  Australia 2.03%
  Sweden 2.03%
  Mexico 2.03%
  Spain 2.03%
  Germany 2.03%
  Saudi Arabia 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.42%
Hewlett-Packard 21.70%
ASUS 15.09%
Toshiba 13.21%
Dell 11.32%
GIGABYTE 3.77%
Lenovo 3.77%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Gateway 0.94%
Compaq 0.94%
Apple 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.83%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.89%
HP 650 Notebook PC 1.89%
Acer Aspire V5-571G 1.89%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 1.89%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.89%

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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