35,598,033 programs installed

Should I remove melondrea?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #12,176
United States Rank #31,547
Reach 0.0345%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.97 days
87.55 days >
Average installed length: 46.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.05.02.130713 0.45%
2014.04.30.222129 1.35%
2014.04.30.004244 0.90%
2014.04.29.065348 0.45%
2014.04.28.185342 0.45%
2014.04.28.093321 0.45%
2014.04.25.133256 0.45%
2014.04.24.173248 0.45%
2014.04.24.013243 0.45%
2014.04.23.054324 0.45%
2014.04.22.214320 0.45%
2014.04.22.062504 0.45%
2014.04.21.154202 0.45%
2014.04.21.114201 0.45%
2014.04.20.194155 0.45%
2014.04.18.114134 0.45%
2014.04.16.223222 0.90%
2014.04.15.214858 0.45%
2014.04.12.002348 0.90%
2014.04.09.195746 0.45%
2014.04.07.213818 0.90%
2014.04.04.201638 0.45%
2014.04.03.204536 0.90%
2014.04.02.201943 0.45%
2014.04.01.223110 0.90%
2014.03.28.231011 2.24%
2014.03.28.000038 1.79%
2014.03.26.230543 0.90%
2014.03.26.011853 0.90%
2014.03.24.224604 1.79%
2014.03.21.000003 4.04%
2014.03.20.004717 1.35%
2014.03.17.213612 0.90%
2014.03.17.213545 3.59%
2014.03.15.013120 4.04%
2014.03.14.182008 0.90%
2014.03.13.165445 2.24%
2014.03.12.192056 3.59%
2014.03.11.234342 2.69%
2014.03.10.233053 4.04%
2014.03.07.194940 0.45%
2014.03.07.194536 7.62%
2014.03.05.221816 0.45%
2014.02.28.212019 2.24%
2014.02.26.051729 25.11%
2014.02.24.181624 0.90%
2014.02.21.044812 3.59%
2014.02.19.165224 0.90%
2014.02.18.175314 1.79%
2014.02.15.004422 3.14%
2014.02.13.012613 1.35%
54 versions

melondrea

What is melondrea?

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.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

melondrea provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. melondrea provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing....  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 2014.02.26.051729, 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 melondrea.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,621,076 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 melondrea.
melondreaBHO.dll (df8c63e1aff9bba5991cf040b61344a0) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 959 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.153.178 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3437 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 1.0.20.855 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 6.14.14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18463 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0171 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.06.20.02 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.9907 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.6.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.1712333 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.1712333 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3682 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.02 PUP.Optional.Melondrea.A
McAfee 5600.7093 Artemis!DF8C63E1AFF9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7093 Artemis!DF8C63E1AFF9
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.513 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60100 Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HK
SUPERAntiSpyware 10532 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g8
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_SPNV.03F514
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_SPNV.03F514
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30036 Yontoo (fs)
updatemelondrea.exe (f295bb630958d54eb169e4f4ed5e1248) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 14.0.0.3972 Melond.28F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.81
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Melondrea.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F295BB630958
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!F295BB630958
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM03.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OF
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g8
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNV.03F614
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNV.03F614
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 47 all detections
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: melondrea
URL: melondrea.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@melondrea.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\melondrea
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\melondrea\melondreauninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by melondrea

Program module:melondrea.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\melondrea\melondrea.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll
MD5:b031bfc8bbdd2d222ac4e760c9807c74
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) melondreaBHO.dll - melondrea
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • melondreaUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatemelondrea.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • melondreaBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'melondrea' with the class of {16f059cb-3d3f-4ecc-b426-bafa47233676}.
Service
  • updatemelondrea.exe runs as a service named 'Update melondrea' (Update melondrea).

How do I remove melondrea?

Quickly and completely remove melondrea from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove melondrea from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall melondrea 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 melondrea, 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 melondrea.
  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 melondrea you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 1%
 
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 65.47%
Windows 8 24.22%
Windows XP 5.38%
Windows Vista 4.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.87%
Windows 7 Professional 11.21%
Windows 8.1 9.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.38%
Windows 8 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.58% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 31.58%
  France 11.96%
  United States 11.00%
  Belgium 5.74%
  United Kingdom 5.74%
  India 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  Germany 4.31%
  Netherlands 3.83%
  Spain 3.35%
  Vietnam 2.87%
  Switzerland 1.91%
  Australia 1.91%
  Chile 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.55%
Acer 25.76%
Dell 13.64%
ASUS 12.88%
Toshiba 4.55%
Intel 3.79%
GIGABYTE 3.03%
Lenovo 3.03%
Samsung 3.03%
Sony 0.76%
Common models
HP 1000 Notebook PC 3.64%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.73%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.73%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 2.73%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.82%
Acer AOD257 1.82%

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

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.