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Should I remove platamoose?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #49,380
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.96 days
154.54 days >
Average installed length: 81.20 days


2015.01.29.062400 5.56%
2015.01.29.012406 5.56%
2015.01.24.002328 5.56%
2015.01.22.132322 5.56%
2015.01.21.072318 5.56%
2015.01.13.122314 5.56%
2015.01.02.022305 5.56%
2014.12.29.022254 5.56%
2014.12.22.092142 5.56%
2014.12.20.012151 5.56%
2014.12.08.092110 5.56%
2014.11.28.232156 5.56%
2014.11.28.182155 5.56%
2014.11.22.122205 5.56%
2014.10.29.235830 5.56%
2014.10.08.010259 16.67%


What is platamoose?

platamoose is an adware program (supported by various types of advertising) that is usually bundled by third party installers and download managers. Once installed, this ad-supported web browser extension will run within the context of the user's browser (supports Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and is primarily designed to inject advertisements in a number of formats within the web pages the user is visiting. Ad insertion takes place in the form of both full banner adverts as well as text-hyperlinks that are injected over existing HTML content. As for the banners, these are either inserted within existing white space in the rendered HTML or by overwriting the pages ads. In either case, these ads are not associated by the underlying website and are simply injected by the adware through an extension, BHO or plugin depending on the browser.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of web browsing features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications for search, tex...  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 platamoose.
platamoosebho.dll (9c998b55d1001f1b29f29e7c33e3594e) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 662 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BN
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-GI [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3140 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BO
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.BN
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21487 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BN
ESET-NOD32 9.11356 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.BrowseFox.BN
Jiangmin KV150413 Adware/Agent.aakf
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15338 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15338 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.08 PUP.Optional.Platamoose.A
McAfee 5600.6796 Artemis!9C998B55D100
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6796 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BN
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfogbn
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.BN
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA MO
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.15
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AV15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AV15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38630 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.64191
updateplatamoose.exe (923d9bf3fe006f05057274aa84de5e5c) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.1111903
AVG Generic.BA1
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.bH
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.1111903
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.1111903 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10947 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H
F-Prot W32/S-d6bc9063!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.1111903
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.1111903
K7 AntiVirus 9.188.14496 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.188.14496 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Platamoose.A
McAfee Artemis!923D9BF3FE00
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.1111903
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA EP
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1224
VIPRE Antivirus 36238 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 58 all detections
platamoose 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 platamoose.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: platamoose
URL: platamoose.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\platamoose
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\platamoose\platamooseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by platamoose

Program executable:updateplatamoose.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\platamoose\updateplatamoose.exe
Additional files:
  • platamoosebho.dll - platamoose
  • platamooseUn.exe
  • platamooseUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • platamooseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'platamoose' with the class of {f1ddcafb-ed2e-4bb4-9dcd-cfd0eeadb98e}.
  • updateplatamoose.exe runs as a service named 'Update platamoose' (Update platamoose).

How do I remove platamoose?

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Or, you can uninstall platamoose 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 platamoose, 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 platamoose.
  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 platamoose you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.17%
  Ireland 6.90%
  IS 6.90%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Norway 3.45%
  Australia 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  Israel 3.45%
  Qatar 3.45%
  India 3.45%
  Japan 3.45%
  Poland 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.41%
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Toshiba 17.65%
Acer 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Sony 5.88%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 11.76%
Dell Inspiron 545 11.76%
Sony VPCSB11FX 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.88%
Gigabyte P35-DS3L 5.88%
eMachines EL1358G 5.88%

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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