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Should I remove ViewPlay?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #30,269
United States Rank #15,767
Reach 0.0051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.23 days
95.36 days >
Average installed length: 50.11 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.06.06.142433 1.39%
2015.06.02.202422 1.39%
2015.04.22.195016 1.39%
2014.12.26.142237 1.39%
2014.12.25.132230 1.39%
2014.12.15.132100 1.39%
2014.12.13.012050 2.78%
2014.12.11.092046 1.39%
2014.12.06.212210 1.39%
2014.12.06.112209 1.39%
2014.12.05.161424 1.39%
2014.11.10.222052 1.39%
2014.11.09.012045 1.39%
2014.10.27.222647 1.39%
2014.10.27.122646 1.39%
2014.10.26.212644 1.39%
2014.10.25.202640 1.39%
2014.10.24.042634 1.39%
2014.10.22.132359 1.39%
2014.10.21.224618 2.78%
2014.10.21.025811 1.39%
2014.10.15.135651 1.39%
2014.10.09.193756 1.39%
2014.10.08.232409 1.39%
2014.10.07.105934 1.39%
2014.10.07.025405 1.39%
2014.10.06.144614 1.39%
2014.09.19.003311 1.39%
2014.09.09.132630 1.39%
2014.09.08.132610 1.39%
2014.08.19.192928 1.39%
2014.08.13.032817 1.39%
2014.08.01.195213 2.78%
2014.07.23.012345 1.39%
2014.07.15.033127 2.78%
2014.07.09.185238 1.39%
2014.07.03.222243 1.39%
2014.07.01.001605 2.78%
2014.06.28.015258 1.39%
2014.06.24.232306 4.17%
2014.06.21.010349 1.39%
2014.06.20.001232 1.39%
2014.06.17.235339 1.39%
2014.06.11.233015 2.78%
2014.06.09.222253 1.39%
2014.06.04.232447 1.39%
2014.06.03.001954 4.17%
2014.05.30.205716 1.39%
2014.05.22.011545 1.39%
2014.05.20.002632 2.78%
2014.04.24.010307 1.39%
58 versions

ViewPlay

What is ViewPlay?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisem...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 2014.06.24.232306, with over 73% 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 updateViewPlay.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,261,665 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 ViewPlay.
updateViewPlay.exe (81a901aaad1ef1b0238db97565846a13) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.BPlug.10
ESET-NOD32 8.9596 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.10 PUP.Optional.ViewPlay.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!81A901AAAD1E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!81A901AAAD1E
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0302
ViewPlayBHO.dll (0c7f0352618aa94974bdffac55a409b4) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.13.00 PUP/Win32.BHO
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AX [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.184.252 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4.0 Win.Adware.Agent-6796
Comodo Security 20070 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10715 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Agent
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/BadBHO.AW.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13993 Trojan ( 0049f9c61 )
K7GW 9.185.13994 Trojan ( 0049f9c61 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.ViewPlay.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!0C7F0352618A
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-11-12.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249624
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Malware.Radar03.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BB
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Yontoo.C!gen1
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Adware.Agent.Hfr
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_PLAYVIEW
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_PLAYVIEW
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 34748 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1981 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
513982CE-8201-428C-8873-E2BA09A5F7BF.dll (5418c11ad31cb6335ac857761fc2d596) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.158.184 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4.0 Win.Adware.Agent-6796
Comodo Security 18796 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10056 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12626 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12626 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.ViewPlay.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!5418C11AD31C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!5418C11AD31C
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60577 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-07-06.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249624
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Adware.dbc
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JP
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0612
VIPRE Antivirus 31048 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1847 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
       View all 83 all detections
ViewPlay 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 ViewPlay.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ViewPlay
URL: viewplay.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ViewPlay
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ViewPlay\ViewPlayuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ViewPlay

Program executable:updateViewPlay.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\ViewPlay\updateViewPlay.exe
MD5:81a901aaad1ef1b0238db97565846a13
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 513982CE-8201-428C-8873-E2BA09A5F7BF.dll - ViewPlay
  • ViewPlaybho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updateViewPlay.exe
  • ViewPlayUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ViewPlayBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ViewPlay 1.0.0.7' with the class of {6336aaf8-3481-495b-bb79-70deb1f1590d}.
  • 513982CE-8201-428C-8873-E2BA09A5F7BF.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ViewPlay' with the class of {6336aaf8-3481-495b-bb79-70deb1f1590d}.
Service
  • updateViewPlay.exe runs as a service named 'Update ViewPlay' (Update ViewPlay).

How do I remove ViewPlay?

Quickly and completely remove ViewPlay 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 ViewPlay 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 ViewPlay, 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 ViewPlay.
  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 ViewPlay you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.61%
Windows 8 43.06%
Windows Vista 6.94%
Windows XP 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.11%
Windows 8.1 19.44%
Windows 8 18.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.19%
Dell 14.06%
Toshiba 12.50%
Lenovo 9.38%
Acer 7.81%
ASUS 4.69%
Samsung 3.13%
Sony 3.13%
Gateway 1.56%
Intel 1.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.80%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.90%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.90%
LENOVO 10094 2.90%
ASUSTeK X551MA 2.90%

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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