39,934,579 programs installed

Should I remove PlurPush?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,592
United States Rank #9,070
Reach 0.0438%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.00 days
59.12 days >
Average installed length: 31.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.04.29.145352 1.41%
2014.04.29.025345 0.35%
2014.04.28.234117 0.71%
2014.04.28.225343 0.35%
2014.04.28.185342 1.41%
2014.04.28.133323 0.35%
2014.04.28.093322 1.06%
2014.04.27.213317 0.35%
2014.04.27.173316 0.35%
2014.04.27.133315 0.35%
2014.04.27.053312 0.35%
2014.04.26.173307 0.71%
2014.04.26.133307 1.41%
2014.04.26.013300 0.35%
2014.04.25.173257 1.06%
2014.04.25.133256 1.06%
2014.04.25.093254 0.35%
2014.04.24.213250 0.35%
2014.04.24.173248 0.71%
2014.04.24.133250 0.71%
2014.04.24.093247 0.71%
2014.04.24.053246 0.35%
2014.04.23.094325 0.35%
2014.04.23.054324 0.35%
2014.04.23.014321 0.35%
2014.04.22.174317 0.35%
2014.04.22.142509 0.35%
2014.04.22.062505 0.71%
2014.04.22.022504 0.35%
2014.04.21.222500 0.35%
2014.04.21.193818 1.06%
2014.04.21.153817 1.06%
2014.04.21.113816 1.77%
2014.04.20.233811 0.35%
2014.04.20.193810 1.06%
2014.04.20.153808 1.06%
2014.04.20.113807 0.35%
2014.04.20.073805 0.35%
2014.04.20.033804 0.35%
2014.04.19.233802 0.35%
2014.04.19.193801 0.71%
2014.04.19.153759 0.71%
2014.04.19.113758 1.06%
2014.04.18.235047 0.35%
2014.04.18.193753 0.35%
2014.04.18.153751 0.71%
2014.04.18.113750 0.35%
2014.04.18.073748 0.71%
2014.04.17.201140 0.35%
2014.04.17.174036 1.41%
2014.04.17.134035 0.35%
79 versions

PlurPush

What is PlurPush?

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)

PlurPush provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. PlurPush 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. C...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 2014.04.21.113816, with over 15% 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 PlurPushBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 4.05 MB (4,242,274 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 PlurPush.
PlurPushBHO.dll (88a78efa026f7958be670f898c9ae400) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17878 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
ESET-NOD32 8.9494 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 3/4/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140304 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11322 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.176.11322 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4224 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.06 PUP.Optional.PlurPush.A
McAfee 5600.7202 Artemis!88A78EFA026F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7202 Artemis!88A78EFA026F
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.63 TROJ_GEN.F47V0228
VIPRE Antivirus 27040 Adware.Agent
updatePlurPush.exe (fef8d2cf6ee1f872f66a62d8645baf2d) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Generic.42D
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.35
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9862 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871
G Data 24 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlurPush.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!FEF8D2CF6EE1
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.I
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871
nProtect 2014-05-28.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1678871
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0430
VIPRE Antivirus 29720 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 35 all detections
PlurPush 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: PlurPush
URL: plurpush.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@plurpush.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PlurPush
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PlurPush\PlurPushuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlurPush

Program module:PlurPushBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:PlurPush
Path:C:\Program Files\PlurPush\PlurPushBHO.dll
MD5:88a78efa026f7958be670f898c9ae400
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) PlurPushbho.dll - PlurPush
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • PlurPushUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatePlurPush.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PlurPushBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PlurPush' with the class of {82249076-d5c8-431d-982b-023779779587}.
Service
  • updatePlurPush.exe runs as a service named 'Update PlurPush' (Update PlurPush).

How do I remove PlurPush?

Quickly and completely remove PlurPush 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 PlurPush 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 PlurPush, 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 PlurPush.
  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 PlurPush you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10,592

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.00%
Windows 8 36.40%
Windows XP 6.36%
Windows Vista 4.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.56%
Windows 8.1 21.20%
Windows 7 Professional 12.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.25%
Windows 8 8.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.63%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  Germany 3.56%
  Italy 3.56%
  Canada 3.24%
  France 3.24%
  MA 3.24%
  DZ 1.62%
  Saudi Arabia 1.62%
  Egypt 0.97%
  Spain 0.97%
  Finland 0.97%
  Belgium 0.65%
  Israel 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.40%
Dell 18.36%
Acer 14.01%
ASUS 9.66%
Toshiba 9.66%
Samsung 4.35%
GIGABYTE 3.86%
Lenovo 3.86%
American Megatrends 1.93%
Gateway 0.97%
Intel 0.97%
Sahara 0.97%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.11%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.11%

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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