77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove loffinam?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,959
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.23 days
124.88 days >
Average installed length: 65.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.09.04.120041 2.63%
2015.06.30.232828 2.63%
2015.06.10.232723 2.63%
2015.06.05.172625 2.63%
2015.06.03.152613 2.63%
2015.05.24.202609 2.63%
2015.05.21.222556 2.63%
2015.05.21.172558 2.63%
2015.05.19.152553 2.63%
2015.05.16.172552 2.63%
2015.05.03.055041 2.63%
2015.04.29.165030 2.63%
2015.04.17.194907 2.63%
2015.04.14.064836 2.63%
2015.03.24.110403 2.63%
2015.03.12.230409 2.63%
2015.03.12.180408 2.63%
2015.01.27.112353 2.63%
2015.01.02.162255 2.63%
2014.12.14.092201 2.63%
2014.12.11.142045 5.26%
2014.12.05.211428 2.63%
2014.10.29.142703 2.63%
2014.10.22.212701 2.63%
2014.10.04.020638 2.63%
2014.09.18.123238 2.63%
2014.09.07.212604 2.63%
2014.08.27.174645 2.63%
2014.08.22.112958 2.63%
2014.08.12.192807 2.63%
2014.08.11.001353 5.26%
2014.08.06.211136 2.63%
2014.08.04.211118 2.63%
2014.07.30.050626 2.63%
2014.04.27.020605 2.63%
2014.02.28.212019 2.63%

loffinam

What is loffinam?

loffinam is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)

Additionally, the software communicates with a remote server in order to report back the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements. According to the programs's EULA, "These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through the browser, the information stored or processed by the software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software."

In some cases, the program's uninstaller will not function properly or will not remove the entire contents of the program and ads may still appear even after removal.

Overview

The most common release is 2014.12.11.142045, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named loffinamBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1001.48 KB (1,025,516 bytes).
  • 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
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in loffinam.
loffinamBHO.dll (31587d2175323fa1bfb7de9421f5406a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 18058 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0218 Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9639 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Jiangmin KV140806 Adware/Agent.izz
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3445 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.10 PUP.Optional.Loffinam.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58873 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 28076 Yontoo (fs)
updateloffinam.exe (f76bb0c464941c83985e9ae6493d0056) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 14.0.0.4007 Generic.4BC
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 10315 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.BrowseFox
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Loffinam.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F76BB0C46494
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 Artemis!F76BB0C46494
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0818
VIPRE Antivirus 32552 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 20 all detections
loffinam 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 loffinam.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: loffinam
URL: loffinam.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\loffinam
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\loffinam\loffinamuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1001.48 KB

Program filesFiles installed by loffinam

Program module:loffinamBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:loffinam
Path:C:\Program Files\loffinam\loffinamBHO.dll
MD5:31587d2175323fa1bfb7de9421f5406a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) loffinambho.dll - loffinam
  • loffinamUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateloffinam.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • loffinambho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'loffinam 1.0.0.7' with the class of {5c3e2969-ce7a-4ff3-8eeb-c93edbc9d66b}.
Service
  • updateloffinam.exe runs as a service named 'Update loffinam' (Update loffinam).

How do I remove loffinam?

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Or, you can uninstall loffinam 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 loffinam, 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 loffinam.
  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 loffinam you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.37%
Windows 8 36.84%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.68%
Windows 8.1 21.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.89%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.26%
  France 19.57%
  Spain 15.22%
  Mexico 13.04%
  Colombia 8.70%
  United Kingdom 6.52%
  Australia 6.52%
  IQ 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.24%
Acer 17.65%
ASUS 14.71%
Toshiba 11.76%
Lenovo 5.88%
Packard Bell 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Dell 2.94%
Gateway 2.94%
Common models
HP 240 G3 Notebook PC 5.71%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.86%
eMachines EL1300 2.86%
Compaq-Presario FJ382AA-A... 2.86%
TriGem Computer,Inc Avera... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-B 2.86%

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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