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Should I remove Yawtix?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,800
United States Rank #33,775
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.53 days
192.65 days >
Average installed length: 101.22 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.09.29.125929 1.15%
2014.09.28.124501 1.15%
2014.09.23.174032 1.15%
2014.09.18.083253 1.15%
2014.09.15.083522 1.15%
2014.09.14.123513 1.15%
2014.09.14.083512 1.15%
2014.09.13.083505 1.15%
2014.09.11.012710 1.15%
2014.09.08.092642 1.15%
2014.09.08.012634 1.15%
2014.09.07.172637 1.15%
2014.09.06.092645 2.30%
2014.09.05.052622 2.30%
2014.09.03.165129 1.15%
2014.08.30.195806 1.15%
2014.08.30.075813 1.15%
2014.08.26.174710 1.15%
2014.08.25.174706 1.15%
2014.08.22.072949 1.15%
2014.08.20.032930 1.15%
2014.08.19.152917 2.30%
2014.08.19.112922 1.15%
2014.08.18.152910 1.15%
2014.08.17.192909 1.15%
2014.08.16.232907 1.15%
2014.08.16.072857 2.30%
2014.08.15.072848 1.15%
2014.08.14.072918 1.15%
2014.08.13.152840 1.15%
2014.08.12.112253 1.15%
2014.08.09.112816 1.15%
2014.08.07.232757 1.15%
2014.08.07.103111 1.15%
2014.08.05.103036 2.30%
2014.08.02.183007 1.15%
2014.08.01.182955 1.15%
2014.07.27.182858 1.15%
2014.07.27.142855 1.15%
2014.07.26.102848 1.15%
2014.07.26.022841 1.15%
2014.07.23.144245 2.30%
2014.07.22.104233 1.15%
2014.07.21.184227 1.15%
2014.07.21.144224 1.15%
2014.07.20.104213 1.15%
2014.07.16.144133 1.15%
2014.07.12.133715 2.30%
2014.07.09.185238 1.15%
2014.07.03.025153 1.15%
2014.06.26.200300 1.15%
58 versions

Yawtix

What is Yawtix?

Yawtix is an adware browser extension that will display banner and text-context link ads aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products. It will cause random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and may also lead to the installation of other unwanted adware programs to be installed without the user's knowledge.

Overview

The most used version is 2014.09.06.092645, with over 14% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is Yawtix.FirstRun.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 7.17 MB (7,521,764 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Yawtix.
Yawtix.FirstRun.exe (5431536183dc24ada3128a19ac59ab9d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.148 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen
ESET-NOD32 8.9964 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0611
YawtixBHO.dll (049281d0af062eb164d10ba2dad71cba) has been flagged by the following 38 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FB [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4306 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.218.20 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.6B2C
Comodo Security 21443 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.BPlug.143
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO (B)
ESET-NOD32 11334 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dj
K7 AntiVirus 9.201.15291 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.201.15290 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Yawtix.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.0.296 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfntoz
nProtect 2015-03-17.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LG
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Suspicious.Eyc
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LH14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38512 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2103 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.55973
updateYawtix.exe (5f9697f397abf70044a0d15b90c0f439) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Kranet!
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 14.0.0.4037 Generic.CB4
Avira 7.11.176.148 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19703 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10512 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
G Data 24 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13584 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13584 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Yawtix.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
nProtect 2014-10-02.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Chgt.D
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LK
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0825
VIPRE Antivirus 33674 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 73 all detections
Yawtix 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 Yawtix.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Yawtix
URL: yawtix.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yawtix
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Yawtix\Yawtixuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yawtix

Program executable:Yawtix.FirstRun.exe (Malware detected)
Name:FirstRun
Path:C:\Program Files\Yawtix\Yawtix.FirstRun.exe
MD5:5431536183dc24ada3128a19ac59ab9d
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Yawtixbho.dll - Yawtix
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updateYawtix.exe
  • YawtixUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • YawtixBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yawtix 1.0.0.6' with the class of {f9c8ce1b-66a0-4f45-af10-5f24ef19bc4e}.
Service
  • updateYawtix.exe runs as a service named 'Update Yawtix' (Update Yawtix).

How do I remove Yawtix?

Quickly and completely remove Yawtix 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 Yawtix 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 Yawtix, 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 Yawtix.
  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 Yawtix 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 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.72%
Windows 8 44.83%
Windows Vista 2.30%
Windows XP 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Windows 8.1 22.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows 8 6.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.40%
  Germany 22.34%
  Italy 9.57%
  Canada 6.38%
  Australia 6.38%
  France 4.26%
  Turkey 4.26%
  Brazil 4.26%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Saudi Arabia 3.19%
  Czech Republic 3.19%
  Mexico 2.13%
  Poland 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.06%
Dell 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 15.28%
Acer 15.28%
Medion 11.11%
Lenovo 9.72%
GIGABYTE 4.17%
Intel 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
Alienware 1.39%
Toshiba 1.39%
Sony 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.47%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.47%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.23%
Samsung 300E5E/300E4E/300... 1.23%
MSI MS-7309 1.23%

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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