35,598,033 programs installed

Should I remove Whilokii?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #6,549
United States Rank #6,771
Reach 0.0913%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.89 days
173.82 days >
Average installed length: 91.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0 100.00%

Whilokii 1.0.0

What is Whilokii?

Whilokii is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to whatever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.

Whilokii is distributed with software bundles of potentially unwanted apps including Quick Downloader's wrapper of legitimate software, AppWork's install of JDownloader, JumpyApps (ironSource) install of various compression software as well as numerous others.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Enhance the web with Whilokii!
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Whilokii.
updateWhilokii.exe (bad42b9d0f363c24988748c75cf13748) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17620 Application.Win32.Whilo.uy
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9297 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.96 SuperWeb
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V0927
VIPRE Antivirus 25468 Yontoo (fs)
WhilokiiBHO.dll (5ee22140f5d0cf059489d3ce3e0a57b7) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17993 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 9596 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11566 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11566 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Whilokii.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!5EE22140F5D0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!5EE22140F5D0
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58720 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA EJ
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0228
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 27750 Adware.Agent
       View all 29 all detections
Whilokii 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: Whilokii
URL: whilokii.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@whilokii.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Whilokii
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Whilokii\Whilokiiuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Whilokii 1.0.0

Program executable:updateWhilokii.exe (Malware detected)
Whilokii
Path:C:\Program Files\Whilokii\updateWhilokii.exe
MD5:bad42b9d0f363c24988748c75cf13748
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WhilokiiBHO.dll - Whilokii
  • (Malware detected) updateWhilokii.exe
  • Whilokii.Common.dll - Whilokii Common

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WhilokiiBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Whilokii' with the class of {204df522-9a96-4a72-abb0-60f7a216d6d2}.
Service
  • updateWhilokii.exe runs as a service named 'Update Whilokii' (Update Whilokii).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updateWhilokii.exe
Memory:18.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0422551475%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02622948%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01602567%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,460,237
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:53.82 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.84 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Whilokii?

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Or, you can uninstall Whilokii 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 Whilokii 1.0.0, 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 Whilokii.
  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 Whilokii 1.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.56%
Windows 8 19.66%
Windows XP 11.19%
Windows Vista 5.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.81%
Windows 7 Professional 12.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.04%
Windows 8 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.57%
  Germany 7.91%
  MA 7.29%
  United Kingdom 5.27%
  Italy 3.72%
  India 3.26%
  DZ 3.10%
  France 2.33%
  Canada 2.02%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Australia 1.40%
  TN 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.19%
Dell 20.81%
Acer 18.53%
Toshiba 7.36%
ASUS 6.09%
GIGABYTE 4.57%
Samsung 4.57%
Lenovo 3.05%
Intel 2.28%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Sahara 1.27%
Medion 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.53%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.02%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.51%
HCL Infosystems Limited H... 2.01%

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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AdwareBuster (Expert)10 months ago
Bundled with questionable software from Quick Downloader and JumpyApps.