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Should I remove WiseEnhance?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,496
United States Rank #17,078
Reach 0.0226%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.64 days
166.28 days >
Average installed length: 87.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.04.30.225323 5.66%
2014.04.30.004244 11.01%
2014.04.29.145350 6.60%
2014.04.29.105348 3.14%
2014.04.29.065347 1.26%
2014.04.29.025344 0.31%
2014.04.29.001742 0.94%
2014.04.28.225343 1.57%
2014.04.28.185343 4.09%
2014.04.28.151907 3.14%
2014.04.28.111906 2.20%
2014.04.28.071905 1.57%
2014.04.28.031903 0.63%
2014.04.27.231902 3.14%
2014.04.27.191900 3.46%
2014.04.27.151858 3.46%
2014.04.27.111856 2.83%
2014.04.27.071855 3.77%
2014.04.27.031853 2.20%
2014.04.26.231852 2.20%
2014.04.26.191851 1.57%
2014.04.26.151848 3.46%
2014.04.26.111847 1.89%
2014.04.26.071845 2.20%
2014.04.26.031843 0.63%
2014.04.25.231842 1.89%
2014.04.25.191840 1.89%
2014.04.25.172243 1.26%
2014.04.12.002629 6.29%
2014.04.12.002348 9.75%
2014.02.28.212019 5.97%

WiseEnhance

What is WiseEnhance?

WiseEnhance 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)

Get Tasks Done Faster with WiseEnhance!
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 WiseEnhance.
updateWiseEnhance.exe (9ab71b72c4b7abe18fcee51b3654f2e4) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3459 Wihance
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14530 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.81
ESET-NOD32 8.9868 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.07 PUP.Optional.WiseEnhance.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!9AB71B72C4B7
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!9AB71B72C4B7
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0525
VIPRE Antivirus 29750 Yontoo (fs)
WiseEnhanceBHO.dll (48035af533664f1a057e107e0d48a70b) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.SwiftBrowse!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.04.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare]/Win32.SwiftBrowse.cc
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-BO [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4321 BrowseFox.F
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.apc
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.7981
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Swiftbrowse.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 21637 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1760
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN (B)
ESET-NOD32 11422 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/SwiftBrowse
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15478 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.202.15477 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SwiftBrowse.cc
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.WiseEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!48035AF53366
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.8.659 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 2015-04-03.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.d67
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JE
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Hoster
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.10
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00A215
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00A215
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 39026 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2126 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Win32.5794
       View all 51 all detections
WiseEnhance 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: WiseEnhance
URL: wiseenhance.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WiseEnhance
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WiseEnhance\WiseEnhanceuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WiseEnhance

Program executable:updateWiseEnhance.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\WiseEnhance\updateWiseEnhance.exe
MD5:9ab71b72c4b7abe18fcee51b3654f2e4
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WiseEnhanceBHO.dll - WiseEnhance
  • (Malware detected) updateWiseEnhance.exe
  • WiseEnhanceUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WiseEnhanceBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WiseEnhance' with the class of {bc8c4384-d19c-474b-a298-c90b7e5c5204}.
Service
  • updateWiseEnhance.exe runs as a service named 'Update WiseEnhance' (Update WiseEnhance).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updateWiseEnhance.exe
Memory:34.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0069139656%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00230344%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00461053%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:4
70 average

How do I remove WiseEnhance?

Quickly and completely remove WiseEnhance 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 WiseEnhance 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 WiseEnhance, 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 WiseEnhance.
  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 WiseEnhance you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.86%
Windows 8 31.13%
Windows XP 7.23%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.44%
Windows 8.1 10.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.70%
  Brazil 9.81%
  MA 5.70%
  France 5.38%
  DZ 5.06%
  Russia 3.48%
  Italy 3.16%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Germany 2.53%
  Canada 2.22%
  Poland 2.22%
  India 2.22%
  Egypt 1.90%
  Turkey 1.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.23%
Acer 18.81%
Dell 14.36%
ASUS 9.41%
Samsung 7.43%
Toshiba 5.94%
GIGABYTE 5.45%
Lenovo 4.95%
American Megatrends 1.98%
Sahara 1.49%
Intel 0.99%
Medion 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.94%
Acer Aspire 5733 3.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.57%
Samsung 700T1C 1.57%

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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