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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,073
Reach 0.0092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.45 days
101.82 days >
Average installed length: 53.50 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.01.07.082230 0.77%
2015.01.06.222231 0.77%
2015.01.04.042309 0.77%
2015.01.02.172303 0.77%
2015.01.01.162303 0.77%
2014.12.31.102257 0.77%
2014.12.28.112252 0.77%
2014.12.27.202248 0.77%
2014.12.26.192243 0.77%
2014.12.26.142246 0.77%
2014.12.24.122232 0.77%
2014.12.24.072230 0.77%
2014.12.23.162233 0.77%
2014.12.22.192138 0.77%
2014.12.22.142137 1.54%
2014.12.21.132141 0.77%
2014.12.19.212122 0.77%
2014.12.19.112120 0.77%
2014.12.19.062119 0.77%
2014.12.18.152117 0.77%
2014.12.17.192113 0.77%
2014.12.17.142112 1.54%
2014.12.16.172129 0.77%
2014.12.15.162124 0.77%
2014.12.15.112123 0.77%
2014.12.15.062124 0.77%
2014.12.13.092117 0.77%
2014.12.10.232054 0.77%
2014.12.06.162219 0.77%
2014.12.03.222342 0.77%
2014.12.02.162347 0.77%
2014.11.30.150725 1.54%
2014.11.28.132151 0.77%
2014.11.27.122142 0.77%
2014.11.26.212216 0.77%
2014.11.26.112212 0.77%
2014.11.25.152209 0.77%
2014.11.25.102208 0.77%
2014.11.23.232203 0.77%
2014.11.23.032202 0.77%
2014.11.19.092145 0.77%
2014.11.17.162211 1.54%
2014.11.17.062213 0.77%
2014.11.14.112114 0.77%
2014.11.13.202108 0.77%
2014.11.12.192106 0.77%
2014.11.12.142106 0.77%
2014.11.12.092104 0.77%
2014.11.10.162135 0.77%
2014.11.10.012132 0.77%
2014.11.09.052129 0.77%
110 versions

allgenius

What is allgenius?

allgenius is an adware program that runs within the user's web browser and will modify various browser settings such as changing the search provider. In addition, this adware will inject display ads in the browser either by inserting new banner ads that would otherwise not be displayed on webpages viewed by the user or by adding new advertisements on top of existing ads. It will also insert hyper-text links on pages to display popup ad formats. Ads that re displayed are typically low quality and are not associated with the underlying web site the user is visiting. In many cases this adware is difficult to remove through the standard installer that is provided or will only remove some parts of the program and will not reset items such as the hijacked search and home pages.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Search the web smarter with allgenius.
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
  • 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 allgenius.
updateallgenius.exe (02e70c1c10638f3d9a98d3eb97b568ab) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
Avira 7.11.174.4 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Trojan.BPlug.197
ESET-NOD32 8.10455 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 13.183.13463 Trojan
K7GW 13.183.13463 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2920 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.01 PUP.Optional.Allgenius.A
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!02E70C1C1063
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 Artemis
Panda Antivirus 14.11.20.01 Trj/Chgt.E
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA MF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0909
allgeniusbho.dll (9200291780f79e1a8b785dde33afa423) has been flagged by the following 44 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.02.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Kranet.ab
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FC [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4321 BrowseFox.F
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C57C
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.5.0 Win.Adware.Browsefox-7
Comodo Security 21617 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-5aefa7b7!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.BrowseFox.G (B)
ESET-NOD32 11413 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-5aefa7b7!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.G
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15452 Trojan ( 004a079f1 )
K7GW 9.202.15455 Trojan ( 004a079f1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kranet.ab
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Allgenius.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BrowseFox.G
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.8.659 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 2015-04-01.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.LinkSwift.250144
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.17 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17B7BC73!397917299
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OL
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.10
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LL14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LL14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38978 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2124 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.44267
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allgenius 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 allgenius.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: allgenius
URL: allgenius.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\allgenius
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\allgenius\allgeniusuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by allgenius

Program executable:updateallgenius.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\allgenius\updateallgenius.exe
MD5:02e70c1c10638f3d9a98d3eb97b568ab
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) allgeniusbho.dll - allgenius
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • allgeniusUn.exe
  • allgeniusUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • allgeniusBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'allgenius 1.0.0.7' with the class of {963e8e8b-052d-46d7-abe6-6728f612ae99}.
Service
  • updateallgenius.exe runs as a service named 'Update allgenius' (Update allgenius).

How do I remove allgenius?

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Or, you can uninstall allgenius 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 allgenius, 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 allgenius.
  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 allgenius you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.23%
Windows 8 36.15%
Windows XP 3.85%
Windows Vista 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.92%
Windows 7 Professional 16.92%
Windows 8.1 13.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

6.35% of installs come from DZ
Which countries install it?
  DZ 6.35%
  IQ 4.76%
  Peru 4.76%
  Philippines 3.97%
  Indonesia 3.97%
  Malaysia 3.17%
  United States 3.17%
  Australia 3.17%
  Sweden 3.17%
  Saudi Arabia 3.17%
  MA 3.17%
  BD 2.38%
  Czech Republic 2.38%
  Ecuador 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.97%
Acer 18.68%
Dell 13.19%
ASUS 8.79%
GIGABYTE 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Toshiba 5.49%
Samsung 2.20%
American Megatrends 2.20%
Medion 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.96%
LENOVO 20351 1.96%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.96%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.96%
ASUSTeK K70ID 0.98%

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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