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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 #8,714
United States Rank #12,690
Reach 0.0599%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 215.54 days
726.17 days >
Average installed length: 381.55 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.05 100.00%

Yontoo 2.05

What is Yontoo?

Yontoo is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

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 previous projects and start-ups. We got tired of feeling like there was so much functionality possible for the Web that was n...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • 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 (0db08522337f1aa40ac199f9f7e4d03f) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.94.138 Adware/Yontoo.Z
Comodo Security 16698 Application.Win32.Yontoo.a
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.11
ESET-NOD32 8641 a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Adware.AKRZ
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!0DB08522337F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0DB08522337F
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Adware.Yontoo
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Yontoo
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0327
VIPRE Antivirus 20104 Yontoo (v)
YontooIEClient_2.dll (6016d8b234681299012d09d161f52574) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Yontoo
VIPRE Antivirus 23706 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 27 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.
Find out how to remove Yontoo 2.05.

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: 670.78 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yontoo 2.05

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
  • (Malware detected) YontooIEClient_2.dll
  • OptChrome.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe
  • (Malware detected) Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (by Microsoft) - Y2Desktop.Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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).
  • YontooIEClient_2.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 2.05, 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 2.05 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.97%
Windows 8 11.63%
Windows XP 6.98%
Windows Vista 5.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.58%
Windows 7 Professional 7.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.99%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.48%
Windows 8 5.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.15%
  Brazil 11.82%
  United Kingdom 5.67%
  India 4.19%
  Germany 3.45%
  Canada 3.20%
  MA 3.20%
  Iran 2.96%
  Sweden 2.71%
  Australia 2.46%
  Italy 2.46%
  DZ 2.22%
  France 2.22%
  Belgium 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.40%
Acer 24.80%
Dell 14.00%
ASUS 11.20%
Toshiba 5.60%
GIGABYTE 4.40%
Lenovo 3.60%
Samsung 2.00%
Medion 1.60%
Intel 1.20%
Sony 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.01%
Gateway NE56R 2.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.01%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 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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