77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove gate snapper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,987
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.23 days
65.92 days >
Average installed length: 34.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.04.20.005040 1.67%
2015.04.16.015027 1.67%
2015.04.13.185020 1.67%
2015.04.13.135020 1.67%
2015.04.11.165014 1.67%
2015.04.11.115013 1.67%
2015.04.10.112405 3.33%
2015.04.10.012402 1.67%
2015.04.09.002357 1.67%
2015.04.04.052345 1.67%
2015.04.02.182336 1.67%
2015.04.02.052628 1.67%
2015.04.01.062217 1.67%
2015.04.01.012522 3.33%
2015.03.25.150418 1.67%
2015.03.24.190409 1.67%
2015.03.18.010431 1.67%
2015.03.15.130418 1.67%
2015.03.14.170418 1.67%
2015.03.14.120417 1.67%
2015.03.13.010409 1.67%
2015.03.12.090519 1.67%
2015.03.10.220510 1.67%
2015.03.09.060506 1.67%
2015.03.05.190420 1.67%
2015.02.28.200325 1.67%
2015.02.28.050323 1.67%
2015.02.26.080313 1.67%
2015.02.21.182511 1.67%
2015.02.21.032510 1.67%
2015.02.19.162457 1.67%
2015.02.19.012457 1.67%
2015.02.18.102457 1.67%
2015.02.18.052455 1.67%
2015.02.17.192455 1.67%
2015.02.15.162530 1.67%
2015.02.15.112529 1.67%
2015.02.13.042516 1.67%
2015.02.12.182515 1.67%
2015.02.09.202500 1.67%
2015.02.08.142457 1.67%
2015.02.07.232453 1.67%
2015.02.07.182453 1.67%
2015.02.06.172450 1.67%
2015.02.04.052427 1.67%
2015.01.31.152421 1.67%
2015.01.31.102426 1.67%
2015.01.28.222420 1.67%
2015.01.22.202400 1.67%
2015.01.22.102359 1.67%
2015.01.17.092346 1.67%
53 versions

gate snapper

What is gate snapper?

This is browser adware. It installs in the user's web browser and while running will display unwanted ads from malicious software and other adware. It is bundled through download managers.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

gate snapper helps you navigate through the clutter.

Overview

The most used version is 2015.04.10.112405, with over 33% 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 updategatesnapper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 9.99 MB (10,478,938 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in gate snapper.
updategatesnapper.exe (85fbbf2417542d07c8ef6c78eed7ddcd) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
Avira 7.11.208.184 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.G
ESET-NOD32 9.11142 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G potentially unwanted
K7 AntiVirus 13.193.14899 Adware
K7GW 13.193.14899 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.GateSnapper.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
gatesnapperbho.dll (30fc40a9e4da51f31330a7de9e089487) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.01.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-BE [PUP]
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.AE
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6979 W32.BrowseFoxAC.Adware
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.MSJDGBTIR.OD5
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.5.0 Win.Adware.Browsefox-536
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-9c4b2ea6!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.13.5270 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.642 Adware.BrowseFox.CY (B)
ESET-NOD32 12025 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.220.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-9c4b2ea6!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/MSIL.hie
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16751 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
K7GW 9.207.16731 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.GateSnapper.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.2668 Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
nProtect 2015-07-31.01 Adware.BrowseFox.CY
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.17 PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA KM
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02SC0OCJ15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 42490 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2321 Adware.BrowseFox.Win32.1010
       View all 41 all detections
gate snapper 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 gate snapper.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: gate snapper
URL: gatesnapper.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gate snapper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\gate snapper\gatesnapperuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by gate snapper

Program executable:updategatesnapper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\gate snapper\updategatesnapper.exe
MD5:85fbbf2417542d07c8ef6c78eed7ddcd
Additional files:
  • gatesnapperbho.dll - gate snapper
  • gatesnapperUn.exe
  • gatesnapperUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • gatesnapperbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'gate snapper 1.0.0.7' with the class of {4a532aa9-cf26-4fd4-b245-cb4e3b401af9}.
Service
  • updategatesnapper.exe runs as a service named 'Update gate snapper' (Update gate snapper).

How do I remove gate snapper?

Quickly and completely remove gate snapper 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 gate snapper 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 gate snapper, 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 gate snapper.
  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 gate snapper you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 31.67%
Windows XP 1.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.33%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 8.1 11.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Starter 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 11.29%
  Netherlands 6.45%
  Colombia 6.45%
  Germany 6.45%
  Chile 4.84%
  Philippines 4.84%
  Belgium 3.23%
  Pakistan 3.23%
  DZ 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%
  Egypt 3.23%
  Indonesia 3.23%
  NG 3.23%
  BG 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
Acer 18.75%
Dell 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Toshiba 6.25%
ASUS 4.17%
GIGABYTE 4.17%
Compaq 2.08%
Sony 2.08%
MSI 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.89%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.89%
ECS H61H2-MV 1.89%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 1.89%
Sony VGN-NR180N 1.89%

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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