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Should I remove Tube Karaoke?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,241
United States Rank #13,904
Reach 0.0334%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.88 days
173.38 days >
Average installed length: 91.10 days

Tube Karaoke

What is Tube Karaoke?

Tube Karaoke is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

Overview

Tube Karaoke is a program developed by Dacotta SoftEngineering. 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). The main program executable is ytkaraoke.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 30% of users of Tube Karaoke come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Tube Karaoke.
updkar.exe (fb4dc0974ff1eaf80910eba3e7f215e8) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1121 Application.Generic.530415
avast! 2014.9-140110 Win32:AddLyrics-BA [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3599 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14110 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.B
Bitdefender 1.0.20.50 Application.Generic.530415
Comodo Security 17491 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.A
Dr.Web 9.0.0.010 Adware.Shopper.337
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/Adware.AddLyrics.B
F-Secure 11.2014-10-01_6 Application.Generic.530415
G Data 14.1.22 Application.Generic.530415
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10623 Adware
K7GW 13.174.10623 Adware ( 0048114e1 )
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!FB4DC0974FF1
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!FB4DC0974FF1
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.30 Application.Generic.530415
Panda Antivirus 14.01.10.01 Trj/CI.A
PC Tools 2013 HeurEngine.ZeroDayThreat
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA HL
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 Adware.Singalng
Trend Micro 10.465.10 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KP13
VIPRE Antivirus 24702 Adware.Singalng
ytkaraoke.dll (732ad55a37d5054808487ca168423df8) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:AddLyrics-F [Adw]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Generic5.AALS
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.341
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!732AD55A37D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!732AD55A37D5
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Adware.Singalng
Sophos 4.91.0 Generic PUA CC
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Adware.Shopper
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Singalng
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05HG13
VIPRE Antivirus 20686 Adware.Singalng
       View all 36 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ytkaraoke
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\YTKaraoke\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Tube Karaoke

Program module:ytkaraoke.dll
Name:Tube Karaoke
Path:C:\Program Files\ytkaraoke\ytkaraoke.dll
MD5:dd95f65717a9d9eee0bffc52ab0f8819
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) updkar.exe - Tube Karaoke
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ytkaraoke.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Tube Karaoke' with the class of {F351B686-F6AF-45F1-9EB9-684C805B25B1}.
Scheduled Task
  • updkar.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Tube Karaoke Update' (runs daily at 10:48 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • updkar.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Tube Karaoke Update.

How do I remove Tube Karaoke?

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Or, you can uninstall Tube Karaoke 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 Tube Karaoke, 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 Tube Karaoke.
  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 Tube Karaoke you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 8 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.13%
Windows XP 13.04%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Windows 8 3.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.04%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.96%
Windows 7 Starter 6.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.30%
  Brazil 28.03%
  Italy 10.61%
  Germany 9.09%
  Argentina 6.06%
  Mexico 4.55%
  Japan 3.79%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Australia 0.76%
  Switzerland 0.76%
  Colombia 0.76%
  Spain 0.76%
  France 0.76%
  Pakistan 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.24%
Acer 20.20%
Dell 15.15%
ASUS 7.07%
Lenovo 7.07%
Toshiba 7.07%
Sony 5.05%
Samsung 4.04%
GIGABYTE 2.02%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Intel 2.02%
Medion 2.02%
Common models
Positivo Positivo Mobile 2.02%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.02%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 1.01%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.01%

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