57,032,094 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 #14,421
United States Rank #34,808
Reach 0.0236%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.69 days
138.49 days >
Average installed length: 72.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.05.02.130713 0.41%
2014.04.30.222129 1.22%
2014.04.30.004244 0.81%
2014.04.29.065348 0.41%
2014.04.28.185342 0.81%
2014.04.28.093321 0.41%
2014.04.25.133256 0.41%
2014.04.24.173248 0.41%
2014.04.24.013243 1.22%
2014.04.23.054324 0.41%
2014.04.22.214320 0.41%
2014.04.22.062504 0.41%
2014.04.21.154202 0.41%
2014.04.21.114201 0.41%
2014.04.20.194155 0.41%
2014.04.18.114134 0.41%
2014.04.16.223222 0.81%
2014.04.15.214858 0.41%
2014.04.12.002348 1.22%
2014.04.09.195746 0.81%
2014.04.07.213818 0.81%
2014.04.04.201638 0.81%
2014.04.03.204536 0.81%
2014.04.02.201943 0.41%
2014.04.01.223110 0.81%
2014.03.28.231011 2.03%
2014.03.28.000038 1.63%
2014.03.26.230543 0.81%
2014.03.26.011853 0.81%
2014.03.24.224604 1.63%
2014.03.21.000003 4.07%
2014.03.20.004717 1.22%
2014.03.17.213612 0.81%
2014.03.17.213545 3.25%
2014.03.15.013120 4.07%
2014.03.14.182008 0.81%
2014.03.13.165445 2.03%
2014.03.12.192056 3.25%
2014.03.11.234342 2.44%
2014.03.10.233053 3.66%
2014.03.07.194940 0.81%
2014.03.07.194536 7.32%
2014.03.05.221816 0.81%
2014.02.28.212019 2.44%
2014.02.26.051729 24.80%
2014.02.24.181624 1.63%
2014.02.21.044812 4.47%
2014.02.19.165224 0.81%
2014.02.18.175314 1.63%
2014.02.15.004422 3.25%
2014.02.13.012613 1.22%
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 15 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.
updatemelondrea.exe (83f6c4c3adb8a014aa8bddc23fb82f7b) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
AhnLab-V3 2015.01.03 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-FE [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
Avira 7.11.199.42 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BI
Bitdefender 1.0.20.515 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6267 W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 20577 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Trojan.BPlug.252
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.04.13.04 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
ESET-NOD32 9.10958 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-481ec56b
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
G Data 15.4.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.8.5.0 PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 13.1814525 Adware
K7GW 13.1814524 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2199 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.04 PUP.Optional.Melondrea.A
McAfee 5600.6797 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.309 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.0.64448 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
Panda Antivirus 15.04.13.04 Trj/Chgt.G
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OO
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PJL14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PJL14
VIPRE Antivirus 36332 Yontoo (fs)
melondreaBHO.dll (df8c63e1aff9bba5991cf040b61344a0) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 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 14.0.0.3955 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18463 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9907 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12333 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.179.12333 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Melondrea.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!DF8C63E1AFF9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DF8C63E1AFF9
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60100 Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HK
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g8
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNV.03F514
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNV.03F514
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30036 Yontoo (fs)
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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 1.0.0.6' 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).
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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.
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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 64.78%
Windows 8 24.70%
Windows Vista 5.67%
Windows XP 4.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.95%
Windows 7 Professional 10.57%
Windows 8.1 9.76%
Windows 8 4.88%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.60% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 30.60%
  France 11.21%
  United States 10.78%
  Germany 6.47%
  India 6.03%
  Belgium 5.17%
  Canada 5.17%
  United Kingdom 4.74%
  Netherlands 3.88%
  Spain 3.02%
  Switzerland 2.59%
  Vietnam 2.16%
  Australia 1.72%
  Chile 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.72%
Acer 26.90%
Dell 12.41%
ASUS 12.41%
Toshiba 4.14%
Lenovo 3.45%
Intel 2.76%
GIGABYTE 2.76%
Samsung 2.76%
Sony 0.69%
Common models
HP 1000 Notebook PC 3.67%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.75%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 2.75%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.75%
MSI MS-7821 1.83%

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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