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What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,469
United States Rank #47,913
Reach 0.0033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 432.91 days
1243.76 days >
Average installed length: 653.50 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Whales and Dolphins

What is Whales and Dolphins?

Uses the InstallX download manager to include additional bundled offers including potentially unwanted toolbars.


Whales and Dolphins is a software program developed by W3i. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named bonzuna.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.77 MB (1,856,512 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 27% of users of Whales and Dolphins come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Czech Republic.
Whales and Dolphins has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Whales and Dolphins.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freeze.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bonzuna
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BF669500-AF84-4D7A-95D3-C6D8D73CF4F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Whales and Dolphins

Program executable:bonzuna.exe
Bonzuna Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\bonzuna\bonzuna.exe
Additional files:
  • skypebrowseroptions.dll (by Microsoft) - Skype Click to Call (Skype plug-in settings dialog)
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Updates Skype Click to Call
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer
  • skypepnr.dll - Skype Phone Number Recognizer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer (toolbar button)' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
2 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003701017%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019110%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017900%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,579
8,062,084 average
Memory:10.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0014364577%
Kernel CPU:0.00031134%
User CPU:0.00112512%
CPU cycles/sec:64,773

How do I remove Whales and Dolphins?

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Or, you can uninstall Whales and Dolphins 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 Whales and Dolphins, 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 Whales and Dolphins.
  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 Whales and Dolphins you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.00%
Windows XP 17.50%
Windows Vista 17.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows Vista Business 7.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.08%
  Australia 6.25%
  Czech Republic 6.25%
  Germany 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Greece 6.25%
  Indonesia 6.25%
  Netherlands 6.25%
  South Africa 6.25%
  Canada 4.17%
  India 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%
  Argentina 2.08%
  DK 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 14.71%
Toshiba 14.71%
Dell 11.76%
Lenovo 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Packard Bell 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
ASUS 2.94%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P200D 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite C600 3.03%
Sony VPCSB28GG 3.03%

About W3i

W3i developes a product called InstallIQ that allows software publishers montize software distribution by co-installed bundled software as well as interapp advertising.
Publisher URL: www.w3i.com


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