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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,371
United States Rank #17,957
Reach 0.0332%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.06 days
31.14 days >
Average installed length: 16.36 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.06.16.141024 0.55%
2014.06.13.220959 0.55%
2014.06.13.180957 0.55%
2014.06.13.140957 1.09%
2014.06.12.220951 0.55%
2014.06.12.140947 1.09%
2014.06.11.170200 0.55%
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2014.06.09.010137 1.09%
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2014.06.07.210131 1.09%
2014.06.05.210108 0.55%
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2014.05.18.154350 1.09%
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2014.05.17.101459 1.09%
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2014.05.16.061333 1.09%
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128 versions

ScanTack

What is ScanTack?

ScanTack is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Plugin is supported by third-party advertising, and when you download the Plugin you will see various types of advertisements displayed through your browser as you visit locations on the Internet. The Plugin currently displays several basic types of advertising: sponsored links, traditional display advertisements, ...  Read more
Overview
  • 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 ScanTack.
updateScanTack.exe (de8b46589cc595aee43ec0a8c07b952f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3497 MalSign.Generic
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.10 PUP.Optional.ScanTack.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0326
ScanTackBHO.dll (2e45d41dfadf64d2ec7ff2aced428a8c) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.0 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3950 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.AfrL
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18359 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9863 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665
G Data 24 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.178.12229 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.178.12229 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.ScanTack.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!2E45D41DFADF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!2E45D41DFADF
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-05-28.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1678665
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA AM
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0509
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29720 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1804 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
756E8178-4B62-4FB3-8800-79C21098E5D0.dll (03000d04ff7ccbd2a221eaea6bebdaa0) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.208 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3972 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 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.ScanTack.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!03000D04FF7C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!03000D04FF7C
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-06-19.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HD
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0610
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
57A662D6-23A1-4994-A657-030F989EAB3F.dll (ad3db3f81373b7c6558c10bc9be08055) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.208 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3972 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.ahJ
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 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.ScanTack.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!AD3DB3F81373
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AD3DB3F81373
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-06-19.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DO
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0612
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
721C8BB8-71D9-4A7E-A4D7-1BE5D2993C50.dll (3338a4df2479c2305d6264d73fb42730) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.208 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3972 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 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.ScanTack.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!3338A4DF2479
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3338A4DF2479
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-06-19.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA IO
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0613
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
9FA9D905-02BD-4B41-B2C4-04FD6291B112.dll (d7706db9520ced5179df70c4bb08c3e5) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.208 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3972 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.Au
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12463 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12463 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.ScanTack.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!D7706DB9520C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D7706DB9520C
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-06-19.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JJ
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0616
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9037
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ScanTack 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 ScanTack.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ScanTack
URL: scantack.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@scantack.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScanTack
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ScanTack\ScanTackuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 869.19 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ScanTack

Program executable:updateScanTack.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\ScanTack\updateScanTack.exe
MD5:de8b46589cc595aee43ec0a8c07b952f
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 57A662D6-23A1-4994-A657-030F989EAB3F.dll - ScanTack
  • (Malware detected) 721C8BB8-71D9-4A7E-A4D7-1BE5D2993C50.dll
  • (Malware detected) 756E8178-4B62-4FB3-8800-79C21098E5D0.dll
  • (Malware detected) 950229CD-96EC-4055-A44D-CFDFD3B3A3BE.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9FA9D905-02BD-4B41-B2C4-04FD6291B112.dll
  • (Malware detected) B7931822-507B-4C6B-A2A5-B4EC56B3A734.dll
  • (Malware detected) C997673C-94BB-4C1C-8988-BC6748BCF7D7.dll
  • (Malware detected) F0B32D2D-A60D-4668-8F58-FDA7765B754D.dll
  • (Malware detected) ScanTackBHO.dll
  • ScanTack.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • ScanTackUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateScanTack.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 9FA9D905-02BD-4B41-B2C4-04FD6291B112.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ScanTack' with the class of {d332cff8-358e-4c9e-8af3-a08872ef22c1}.
  • 721C8BB8-71D9-4A7E-A4D7-1BE5D2993C50.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ScanTack' with the class of {d332cff8-358e-4c9e-8af3-a08872ef22c1}.
  • ScanTackBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ScanTack' with the class of {d332cff8-358e-4c9e-8af3-a08872ef22c1}.
  • 950229CD-96EC-4055-A44D-CFDFD3B3A3BE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ScanTack' with the class of {d332cff8-358e-4c9e-8af3-a08872ef22c1}.
  • 756E8178-4B62-4FB3-8800-79C21098E5D0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ScanTack' with the class of {d332cff8-358e-4c9e-8af3-a08872ef22c1}.
2 Services
  • updateScanTack.exe runs as a service named 'Update ScanTack' (Update ScanTack).
  • utilScanTack.exe runs as a service named 'Update ScanTack' (Update ScanTack).

How do I remove ScanTack?

Quickly and completely remove ScanTack 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 ScanTack from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall ScanTack 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 ScanTack, 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 ScanTack.
  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 ScanTack you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Vista 2%
 
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 51.91%
Windows 8 37.70%
Windows Vista 6.01%
Windows XP 4.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.59%
Windows 8.1 15.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 9.84%
Windows 8 8.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.17%
  Brazil 13.41%
  France 13.41%
  Canada 9.76%
  Italy 4.88%
  India 4.27%
  Mexico 4.27%
  Spain 2.44%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Portugal 2.44%
  Sweden 2.44%
  Turkey 2.44%
  Australia 1.83%
  Colombia 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.94%
Hewlett-Packard 21.32%
ASUS 17.65%
Dell 15.44%
Lenovo 7.35%
Toshiba 5.88%
Sony 2.21%
Samsung 1.47%
GIGABYTE 0.74%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.68%
ASUS All Series 1.79%
Dell Vostro 200 1.79%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.79%
Positivo Positivo M... 1.79%

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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