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Should I remove WebConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.04.06.132225 100.00%

WebConnect

What is WebConnect?

WebConnect is a Yontoo adware variant that will hijack your web browser’s home and search pages to an unwanted search engine that serves up malware and trick-to-click ware via malvertising practices. Once installed it will add a toolbar, change your browser homepage and set your default search engine. In addition, this adware will injects advertisements in the browser, also known as an ad-injector. Ad injection will insert an add, text, banner, flash or hyperlink-over into the white space or over and existing ad in the underlying HTML. Ads can be from PCP hijacked engines with very low relevance and can serve up malware, adware or other PUP. In addition the components will track your web browser history and actions and report back to a command and control server.

Overview

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. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is updateWebConnect.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 66.48 MB (69,706,692 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-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 WebConnect.
updateWebConnect.exe (2ce17e14f317be2fa00666cde57873f1) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150816 MSIL:BrowseFox-CE [PUP]
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.G
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal 8.15.14.00 PUA.Weblayers.Gen
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-c2884e20!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0228 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
ESET-NOD32 9.11699 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-c2884e20
G Data 15.8.25 Win32.Application.Agent.HTFIUW
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!2CE17E14F317
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0526
VIPRE Antivirus 40622 Yontoo (fs)
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc3a.Trojan.bde5
       View all 19 all detections
WebConnect 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 WebConnect.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Web Connect
URL: webconnect.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebConnect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebConnect\WebConnectuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 66.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebConnect

Program executable:updateWebConnect.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\WebConnect\updateWebConnect.exe
MD5:2ce17e14f317be2fa00666cde57873f1
Additional files:
  • WebConnectBHO.dll (by Web Connect) - WebConnect
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • ieakfmpjhljbpbfpldjkddkjmmgjmgon.crx
  • (Malware detected) updateWebConnect.exe
  • WebConnect.Common.dll - WebConnect Common
  • WebConnectUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebConnectBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebConnect 1.0.0.7' with the class of {2316c625-b487-4410-a1a5-ff040b65245f}.
Service
  • updateWebConnect.exe runs as a service named 'Update WebConnect' (Update WebConnect).

How do I remove WebConnect?

Quickly and completely remove WebConnect 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 WebConnect 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 WebConnect, 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 WebConnect.
  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 WebConnect you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

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

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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