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Should I remove lookinglink?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,749
United States Rank #16,333
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.53 days
163.16 days >
Average installed length: 85.73 days


2014.02.13.173549 2.82%
2014.02.13.012613 11.74%
2014.02.11.223523 11.27%
2014.02.11.190644 0.47%
2014.02.11.013652 8.45%
2014.02.10.054449 2.82%
2014.02.07.213236 16.90%
2014.02.06.224009 4.23%
2014.02.05.222830 9.39%
2014.02.05.153917 3.29%
2014.02.03.223422 3.76%
2014.01.29.231259 11.27%
2014.01.28.010755 3.76%
2014.01.28.010740 2.82%
2014.01.25.024532 3.76%
2014.01.23.231049 0.94%
2014.01.16.014259 0.94%
2013.12.17.212021 1.41%


What is lookinglink?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

During the install process, you will be given an option to allow the extension to become your default search engine and/or your default home page. If you consent to make it your home page, it will become your default home page that will appear each time you open your Internet browser. If you consent to make this your...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in lookinglink.
lookinglinkBHO.dll (59a6b7b2e25c0e862a98b8caeb788da6) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17759 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9400 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 2/14/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140214 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7GW 13.175.11103 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.02.14.01 PUP.Optional.Lookinglink.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.97 Generic PUA AE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.45 TROJ_GEN.F47V0130
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 26304 Adware.Agent
updatelookinglink.exe (eed17c6125f6ccd6985fbcf38d2a56f5) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.12.00 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Lokilink
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20063 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10710 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13980 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13987 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Lookinglink.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.dfntqg
nProtect 2014-11-11.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360.J
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.D
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DB
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0FJH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0FJH14
VIPRE Antivirus 34732 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 41 all detections
lookinglink 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: lookinglink
URL: lookinglink.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lookinglink
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\lookinglink\lookinglinkuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 564.41 KB

Program filesFiles installed by lookinglink

Program module:lookinglinkBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\lookinglink\lookinglinkBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) lookinglinkBHO.dll - lookinglink
  • (Malware detected) updatelookinglink.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • lookinglinkBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'lookinglink' with the class of {84dfb3ca-9212-4fba-bf3a-a66c4a02a48f}.
  • updatelookinglink.exe runs as a service named 'Update lookinglink' (Update lookinglink).

How do I remove lookinglink?

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Or, you can uninstall lookinglink 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 lookinglink, 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 lookinglink.
  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 lookinglink you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.44%
Windows 8 24.41%
Windows XP 8.45%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.10%
Windows 8.1 7.62%
Windows 8 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.87%
  India 6.96%
  Canada 4.78%
  Iran 3.48%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Sweden 2.17%
  Hungary 1.74%
  Israel 1.74%
  MA 1.74%
  United Arab Emirates 1.74%
  Australia 1.74%
  Germany 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  Qatar 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.33%
Dell 18.80%
Acer 18.05%
Toshiba 11.28%
Lenovo 5.26%
Sahara 3.01%
Samsung 3.01%
ASUS 1.50%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
HP ProBook 6360b 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.63%
MSI MS-7641 1.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.75%

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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