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Should I remove Yontoo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,539
United States Rank #5,927
Reach 0.1344%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 44.98 days
1326.79 days >
Average installed length: 697.13 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.051 100.00%

Yontoo 2.051

What is Yontoo?

Yontoo is a web browser toolbar and extension. Yontoo collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising. Yontoo is a potentially unwanted application that installs a browser extension to display advertisements that appear to be from Facebook. The program will then install PageRage, a browser extension that modifies the skin layout of Facebook but also displays advertisements which appear to be from Facebook.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Yontoo adds a virtual graphic layer over any existing web page. PageRage adds Facebook layouts to your Facebook profile. Yontoo is a browser add-on that horizontally crosses the internet rather than the standard vertical website archive. Yontoo LLC was founded by a small group of people that had worked together on pre...  Read more

Overview

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 Y2Desktop.Updater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 820.4 KB (840,091 bytes). Y2Desktop.Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Yontoo.
Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (24fb8db6d1d55e2c5d0a53dfe48e6af8) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3601 Skodna.Generic
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131025 Malware.Win32.Yontoo.40
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/ApplCtnX.Y
G Data 13.10.22 Win32.Application.Yontoo
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.9980 Unwanted-Program
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.WebCake.d.(kcloud)
PC Tools 2013 SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 10/25/2013 rev. 6 Yontoo
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 TScope.Trojan.MSIL
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Yontoo (fs)
YontooIEClient.dll (eae584fd3cda98beeee80317c845e7be) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Adware!ARfgLWXzRnM
Comodo Security 16410 Application.Win32.Yontoo.a
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.24249
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8434 a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Yontoo
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_YONTOO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_YONTOO
VIPRE Antivirus 18610 Yontoo (v)
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc3a.Trojan.bde5
       View all 22 all detections
Yontoo 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: Yontoo LLC
URL: www.yontoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yontoo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\TARMAI~1\{889DF~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 820.4 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yontoo 2.051

Program executable:Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Y2Desktop.Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Yontoo\Y2Desktop.Updater.exe
MD5:24fb8db6d1d55e2c5d0a53dfe48e6af8
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) YontooIEClient.dll - Yontoo Runtime
  • Y2Desktop.Updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe
  • OptChrome.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • YontooIEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yontoo' with the class of {FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8} (Yontoo Layers).
Service
  • Y2Desktop.Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Yontoo Desktop Updater' (Yontoo Desktop Updater) "Provides limited updating assistance for Yontoo Desktop".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Y2Desktop.Updater.exe
Memory:13.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042251088%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00247864%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00174647%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,481
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:224 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:128 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Yontoo?

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Or, you can uninstall Yontoo 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 Yontoo 2.051, 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 Yontoo.
  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 Yontoo 2.051 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,539

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.82%
Windows 8 13.09%
Windows XP 6.94%
Windows Vista 6.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.89%
Windows 7 Professional 8.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.71%
Windows 8 4.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.83%
  Brazil 9.21%
  Germany 7.30%
  United Kingdom 5.16%
  India 3.91%
  Canada 3.53%
  Italy 3.34%
  France 2.58%
  Australia 2.53%
  Belgium 1.53%
  Spain 1.53%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Japan 1.24%
  Saudi Arabia 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.42%
Acer 20.83%
Dell 19.08%
Toshiba 9.83%
ASUS 7.75%
GIGABYTE 4.75%
Samsung 4.58%
Lenovo 2.50%
Intel 1.33%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.19%
Positivo MOBILE 2.99%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.79%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.59%

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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