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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,290
United States Rank #27,202
Reach 0.0347%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.40 days
129.65 days >
Average installed length: 68.12 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.09.03.132603 0.41%
2014.09.03.092620 0.21%
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288 versions

WebSpades

What is WebSpades?

WebSpades is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

WebSpades - pulling the best deals!
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebSpades.
WebSpadesBHO.dll (8514f522de6709d44e7cc7bb7c709343) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.144.160 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 18144 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.BPlug.17
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Adware/Agent
G Data 14.4.24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3978 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.WebSpades.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!8514F522DE67
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!8514F522DE67
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59492 Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OH
SUPERAntiSpyware 10650 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 28478 Yontoo (fs)
updateWebSpades.exe (6ad19adaf5a93aeab956bb56a9c4aafc) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
AhnLab-V3 2015.03.12.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EX [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4306 Webpade
Avira 7.11.216.104 Adware/BrowseFox.aow
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Swiftbrowse.r3 (Not a Virus)
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.11.1300 Trojan.Yontoo.1070
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO (B)
ESET-NOD32 11306 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/SwiftBrowse
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
K7 AntiVirus 9.200.15235 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f96c1 )
K7GW 9.200.15235 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f96c1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SwiftBrowse.cj
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.0.296 Riskware.Win32.SwiftBrowse.dmeypr
nProtect 2015-03-11.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.dbb
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA IH
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wskf
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AA15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AA15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 38344 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2093 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Win32.5054
       View all 53 all detections
WebSpades 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: WebSpades
URL: webspades.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebSpades
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebSpades\WebSpadesuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebSpades

Program module:WebSpadesBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:WebSpades
Path:C:\Program Files\WebSpades\WebSpadesBHO.dll
MD5:8514f522de6709d44e7cc7bb7c709343
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 04488F4C-13A3-4184-B16D-5CEFC37CA2FA.dll - WebSpades
  • (Malware detected) 15DB7137-9A13-4402-8DC9-35E409512387.dll
  • (Malware detected) 36DFB456-D700-4F9F-BD53-99CA793749C9.dll
  • (Malware detected) 479A311D-EF25-4E95-BB14-51446EE487BA.dll
  • (Malware detected) 5113584C-4F3B-45AA-8498-6BADDF4583F0.dll
  • (Malware detected) 51953056-A4F5-45F5-BFBC-E4A3D4D137C0.dll
  • (Malware detected) 6F8710BA-8977-4234-B59C-5B3C3DC162E4.dll
  • (Malware detected) 78BDD3FE-13DA-473F-93E8-8C7934AB2F25.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9A753F86-70F0-4C80-B2DA-FB734F196A3F.dll
  • (Malware detected) BD9BC25B-1BB0-4D38-B3A9-9B13A0696033.dll
  • (Malware detected) D6D4670A-5BFC-4454-8BD1-365D77E2E580.dll
  • (Malware detected) WebSpadesBHO.dll
  • WebSpades.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updateWebSpades.exe
  • WebSpadesUn.exe
  • WebSpadesUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebSpadesBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebSpades 1.0.0.7' with the class of {c919d8b2-11e4-43c7-a2c2-9294fd2c4106}.
2 Services
  • updateWebSpades.exe runs as a service named 'Update WebSpades' (Update WebSpades).
  • utilWebSpades.exe runs as a service named 'Util WebSpades' (Util WebSpades).

How do I remove WebSpades?

Quickly and completely remove WebSpades 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 WebSpades 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 WebSpades, 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 WebSpades.
  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 WebSpades you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.44%
Windows 8 34.09%
Windows XP 7.60%
Windows Vista 2.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.76%
Windows 8.1 12.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.63%
Windows 8 6.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.33% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 9.33%
  India 9.33%
  United States 8.00%
  Spain 3.56%
  Netherlands 3.56%
  Philippines 2.89%
  DZ 2.44%
  Greece 2.44%
  United Arab Emirates 2.22%
  Belgium 2.00%
  MA 2.00%
  Turkey 2.00%
  United Kingdom 1.78%
  Hungary 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.75%
Acer 19.45%
ASUS 13.98%
Dell 13.37%
Toshiba 9.42%
GIGABYTE 4.26%
Lenovo 4.26%
Samsung 3.95%
Intel 1.22%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Alienware 0.91%
Medion 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.43%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.57%
ASUS All Series 3.43%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%

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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