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Should I remove monarimo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,891
United States Rank #38,370
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.08 days
149.80 days >
Average installed length: 78.71 days


2014.02.26.051729 9.38%
2014.02.24.181915 3.13%
2014.02.21.044812 9.38%
2014.02.18.175314 15.63%
2014.02.15.004422 6.25%
2014.02.13.012613 3.13%
2014.02.10.192719 3.13%
2014.02.10.054124 3.13%
2014.02.05.184021 9.38%
2014.02.01.021226 3.13%
2014.01.16.004518 9.38%
2014.01.10.202114 3.13%
2013.11.21.181620 21.88%


What is monarimo?

monarimo is a variant of the Web Cake adware. It is a web browser extension that will modify the user's home and search providers as well as display contextual and popup advertising in the browser.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  Read more


The most used version is 2013.11.21.181620, 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 monarimoBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1009.33 KB (1,033,549 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in monarimo.
monarimoBHO.dll (c2bf25e76fb7c3d5357e61f4a38df23d) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17539 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9240 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Jiangmin KV140110 Adware/Agent.izz
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqsznp
updatemonarimo.exe (e5de1522c24420c06af09ef25bf5503e) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Generic.679
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Monarimo.A
McAfee Artemis!E5DE1522C244
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 Artemis!E5DE1522C244
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.C
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0803
VIPRE Antivirus 31930 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 22 all detections
monarimo 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 monarimo.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: monarimo
URL: monarimo.info/support
Help link: mailto:support@monarimo.info
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\monarimo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\monarimo\monarimouninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1009.33 KB

Program filesFiles installed by monarimo

Program module:monarimoBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\monarimo\monarimoBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) monarimoBHO.dll - monarimo
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • monarimoUninstall.exe
  • updatemonarimo.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • monarimoBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'monarimo' with the class of {8f98655c-be52-4581-86a8-732a883ba2ee}.
2 Services
  • updatemonarimo.exe runs as a service named 'Update monarimo' (Update monarimo).
  • utilmonarimo.exe runs as a service named 'Update monarimo' (Update monarimo).

How do I remove monarimo?

Quickly and completely remove monarimo 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 monarimo 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 monarimo, 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 monarimo.
  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 monarimo you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.63%
Windows 8 18.75%
Windows XP 9.38%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.13%
Windows 7 Professional 21.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 9.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 8 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.94%
  India 14.89%
  Brazil 10.64%
  Germany 8.51%
  Italy 8.51%
  Canada 2.13%
  Spain 2.13%
  United Kingdom 2.13%
  Netherlands 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.29%
Dell 21.43%
Acer 17.86%
ASUS 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Medion 3.57%
Common models
Positivo Positivo MO... 3.45%
Micro-Star MS-7529 3.45%
Intel DG41WV 3.45%
Hewlett-Packard p6523w 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 3.45%

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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