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Should I remove VisualBee?

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 #12,044
United States Rank #9,256
Reach 0.0351%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.83 days
290.03 days >
Average installed length: 152.39 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.31.153.0 8.85%
1.27.153.8 88.94%
1.27.153.7 1.77%
1.27.153.6 0.44%

VisualBee

What is VisualBee?

VisualBee (Visual Software Systems) is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors. VisualBee also installs a Conduit powered toolbar as well as a Microsoft PowerPoint plugin.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.

About  (from VisualBee.com)

VisualBee inserts ready-made professional templates and backgrounds right into your presentation. All the slides can be easily edited and modified in the native PowerPoint format.
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in VisualBee.
utils.exe (3b3f088a2f570ce460508407d9c31da0) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131024 Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.CDB
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0297 Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 7.8844 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4257 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Symantec 10/24/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VisualBee-bho.dll (5aaf66265042f0f01e050b2ac56a4c43) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 9086 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10294 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.174.10294 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!5AAF66265042
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!5AAF66265042
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H01HA13
VIPRE Antivirus 23640 Crossrider (fs)
VisualBee-updater.exe (9acacaec2cff031f6a888643e0428b8f) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
ESET-NOD32 9085 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/Fam.NB
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!9ACACAEC2CFF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!9ACACAEC2CFF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H01H913
VIPRE Antivirus 23636 Crossrider (fs)
VisualBee-enabler.exe (35a48738493952de8fd425ff906aa0bf) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.I
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 9255 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 25142 Crossrider (fs)
VisualBee-codedownloader.exe (7542e0053d5880d29a8cb55d0bc58282) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 9057 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0913
VIPRE Antivirus 23428 Crossrider (fs)
VisualBee-firefoxinstaller.exe (914526a4859be71c50b19a4ab1453452) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 24774 Crossrider (fs)
VisualBee-chromeinstaller.exe (cafe1ad7eefadfa2ecd1b8f131bc498c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9057 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
VIPRE Antivirus 23428 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 41 all detections
VisualBee 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: VisualBee
URL: www.visualbee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\visualbee
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VisualBee\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 5.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VisualBee

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:VisualBee
VisualBee Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\visualbee\utils.exe
MD5:3b3f088a2f570ce460508407d9c31da0
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - VisualBee (VisualBee Installer)
  • VisualBee-bg.exe - VisualBee exe
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee-bho.dll - VisualBee BHO
  • VisualBee-bho64.dll
  • VisualBee-buttonutil.exe
  • VisualBee-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee-updater.exe
  • VisualBee-buttonutil.dll
  • VisualBee-buttonutil64.dll
  • VisualBee-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • VisualBee-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'VisualBee' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311391106} (CrossriderApp0033906).
  • VisualBee-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'VisualBee' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311391106} (CrossriderApp0033906).
Scheduled Task
  • VisualBee-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_VisualBee-enabler'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • VisualBee-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VisualBee-updater.
  • VisualBee-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VisualBee-firefoxinstaller.
  • VisualBee-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VisualBee-enabler.
  • VisualBee-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VisualBee-codedownloader.
  • VisualBee-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VisualBee-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove VisualBee?

Quickly and completely remove VisualBee 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 VisualBee 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 VisualBee, 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 VisualBee.
  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 VisualBee you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.91%
Windows 8 14.60%
Windows Vista 9.29%
Windows XP 5.75%
Windows Server 2003 0.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.95%
Windows 7 Professional 9.73%
Windows 8 8.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.39%
  France 6.29%
  Brazil 5.94%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Italy 3.85%
  Canada 3.50%
  Germany 3.50%
  Spain 2.45%
  Iran 1.40%
  MA 1.05%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Czech Republic 0.70%
  Austria 0.35%
  BD 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.46%
Acer 19.21%
Dell 17.22%
Toshiba 11.92%
ASUS 7.28%
Samsung 6.62%
Lenovo 3.97%
GIGABYTE 3.31%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.80%
Dell Inspiron 1750 1.80%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.80%
Dell Inspiron N5040 1.80%

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