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70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,513
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Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.434 100.00%

V-bates 2.0.0.434

What is V-bates?

This Wajamu toolbar/web browser extension is ad/search-supported that is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well. This add-on is silently installed into Firefox and Chrome, in violation of the Add-on Guidelines.

Overview

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 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. 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 Extension32.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.28 MB (2,387,538 bytes). ExtensionUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in V-bates.
Extension32.dll (101ce194d279473a63267e07c8e430c6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.94 BitCocktail
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1017
V-bates 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 V-bates 2.0.0.434.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Southstarco
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Video downloader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Video downloader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by V-bates 2.0.0.434

Program module:Extension32.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Video downloader\Extension32.dll
MD5:101ce194d279473a63267e07c8e430c6
Additional files:
  • DGChrome.exe - dgchrome
  • (Malware detected) Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'V-bates' with the class of {77BEC163-D389-42c1-91A4-C758846296A5} (V-bates Helper).
Scheduled Task
  • DGChrome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DGChrome13310 Watcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DGChrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DGChrome24523 Watcher.
Service
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Video downloader Updater' (Video downloader Updater).

How do I remove V-bates?

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Or, you can uninstall V-bates 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 V-bates 2.0.0.434, 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 V-bates.
  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 V-bates 2.0.0.434 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win XP 10%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 66.67%
  United States 33.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Lenovo 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Medion 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA QOSMIO X500 10.00%
Sony VPCEC1S1E 10.00%
MEDIONPC AWRDACPI 10.00%
MEDION MS-7800 10.00%
LENOVO 2558 10.00%
LENOVO 2182 10.00%

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