39,590,822 programs installed

Should I remove Jotzey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,287
United States Rank #6,787
Reach 0.0978%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.48 days
73.26 days >
Average installed length: 38.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.04.16.214217 0.47%
2014.04.16.213424 1.58%
2014.04.15.212014 0.32%
2014.04.15.212004 1.27%
2014.04.14.214852 0.32%
2014.04.14.214830 0.95%
2014.04.12.002348 3.80%
2014.04.12.000629 0.16%
2014.04.12.000624 0.16%
2014.04.11.180707 0.16%
2014.04.09.194913 0.32%
2014.04.09.171300 2.37%
2014.04.08.220858 1.42%
2014.04.07.212108 0.16%
2014.04.07.211920 1.58%
2014.04.04.200904 4.59%
2014.04.03.202753 2.06%
2014.04.03.202638 2.53%
2014.04.02.185751 6.49%
2014.04.01.215552 2.37%
2014.04.01.215522 1.90%
2014.03.28.224811 1.42%
2014.03.28.224803 7.44%
2014.03.27.234018 0.47%
2014.03.26.224730 0.32%
2014.03.26.224446 0.63%
2014.03.26.005448 0.63%
2014.03.26.005436 0.79%
2014.03.24.184539 0.32%
2014.03.20.234300 1.27%
2014.03.20.234256 4.11%
2014.03.18.225932 2.22%
2014.03.17.205754 1.74%
2014.03.15.013120 2.37%
2014.03.14.005548 0.47%
2014.03.13.163911 0.16%
2014.03.12.214209 0.32%
2014.03.11.234342 1.27%
2014.03.11.161946 0.16%
2014.03.11.161937 0.32%
2014.03.10.231851 0.16%
2014.03.10.231841 0.16%
2014.03.07.193103 0.32%
2014.03.07.193038 3.64%
2014.03.05.221816 0.47%
2014.02.28.212019 1.42%
2014.02.26.051729 13.92%
2014.02.24.181005 1.42%
2014.02.21.044812 6.80%
2014.02.18.181234 1.74%
2014.02.18.175314 4.27%
53 versions

Jotzey

What is Jotzey?

Jotzey is an adware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This adware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits.

Functionality of the extension includes:
- Injects advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.

Overview

The most used version is 2014.02.26.051729, with over 98% 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 updateJotzey.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 563.35 KB (576,871 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 experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Jotzey.
updateJotzey.exe (bcf051e2f6907df68f570ef8a2b17ca1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9451 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.12 PUP.Optional.Jotzey.A
JotzeyBHO.dll (f1f865195dea70fca848d7f37d6ca7ce) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.144.32 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Joztey.7B1
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.Avo
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18124 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.31
ESET-NOD32 9692 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
G Data 24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.jbk
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11784 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11799 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Jotzey.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F1F865195DEA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!F1F865195DEA
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59288 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cummdd
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA ID
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Adpopup
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0319
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 28346 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 29 all detections
Jotzey 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: Jotzey
URL: jotzey.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@jotzey.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Jotzey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Jotzey\Jotzeyuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 563.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Jotzey

Program executable:updateJotzey.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Jotzey\updateJotzey.exe
MD5:bcf051e2f6907df68f570ef8a2b17ca1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) JotzeyBHO.dll - Jotzey
  • JotzeyUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateJotzey.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • JotzeyBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Jotzey' with the class of {63a20a19-b1e6-4355-ab4c-28553af40ca2}.
Service
  • updateJotzey.exe runs as a service named 'Update Jotzey' (Update Jotzey).

How do I remove Jotzey?

Quickly and completely remove Jotzey 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 Jotzey 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 Jotzey, 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 Jotzey.
  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 Jotzey you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.14%
Windows 8 19.59%
Windows XP 7.42%
Windows Vista 5.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.27%
Windows 7 Professional 14.26%
Windows 8.1 7.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.61%
  Israel 4.62%
  India 4.48%
  Canada 4.19%
  Finland 3.03%
  United Kingdom 2.89%
  Australia 2.75%
  Italy 2.31%
  Germany 1.88%
  MA 1.73%
  Sweden 1.73%
  France 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Malaysia 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.19%
Dell 21.87%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 6.88%
GIGABYTE 4.42%
Toshiba 4.42%
Lenovo 3.93%
Intel 2.46%
Samsung 2.21%
Sony 1.97%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Medion 0.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.18%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.11%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.07%

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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