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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,526
United States Rank #9,866
Reach 0.0256%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.71 days
109.50 days >
Average installed length: 57.53 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.04.11.034815 0.28%
2015.04.09.072204 0.28%
2014.09.09.114512 0.28%
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186 versions

sizlsearch

What is sizlsearch?

sizlsearch 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.

Note from 3rd-party bundle installers: "The free sizlsearch software provides features which enrich your web browsing experience. Sizlsearch enables multi-site searching, special offers and coupons, related search results, comparison shopping, website ratings and reviews. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing. The sizlsearch content includes advertisements and is not affiliated with any underlying websites. Browser settings will be adjusted at install. User info is collected and shared for ad relevance and other purposes."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Get results that shine with sizlsearch!
Overview
  • 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
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in sizlsearch.
updatesizlsearch.exe (cae2d2ec42a2994cfb3b1f1eff109ebe) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.BPlug.35
ESET-NOD32 8.9672 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!CAE2D2EC42A2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!CAE2D2EC42A2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0327
sizlsearchBHO.dll (15c9febe542e695aa27feb99e95c2d20) has been flagged by the following 38 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!
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.04.00 Adware/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.165.34 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
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 19079 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10199 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/BadBHO.AW.gen!Eldorado
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
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
K7 AntiVirus 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 0049c6c51 )
K7GW 9.182.12926 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.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!15C9FEBE542E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 Artemis!15C9FEBE542E
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.61148 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
nProtect 2014-08-03.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249632.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA IO
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 PUA.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2H00GL14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 31906 Yontoo (fs)
64333828-9BF9-4F1F-913C-86704A57F4EC.dll (a5a655f190425fe84a59f4d27e82edec) has been flagged by the following 30 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 7.11.155.208 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 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 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 9.180.12463 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.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!A5A655F19042
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A5A655F19042
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BB
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.Win32.9011
8215EB2B-CF62-407A-8942-E6300B726E40.dll (1d060e8b6ed1070359a6c32c0a567161) has been flagged by the following 30 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 7.11.155.208 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 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18604 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9971 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 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 9.180.12463 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.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!1D060E8B6ED1
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!1D060E8B6ED1
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60253 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BM
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0611
VIPRE Antivirus 30470 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1832 Adware.Agent.Win32.9011
DF5459D9-5EE1-4649-ACDC-26DBB93E7B4D.dll (7c2719d1d2d975f6548860b8ee9ab88b) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 18001 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.BPlug.17
ESET-NOD32 9603 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58720 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 27776 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 114 all detections
sizlsearch 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: sizlsearch
URL: sizlsearch.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sizlsearch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\sizlsearch\sizlsearchuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by sizlsearch

Program executable:updatesizlsearch.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\sizlsearch\updatesizlsearch.exe
MD5:cae2d2ec42a2994cfb3b1f1eff109ebe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 64333828-9BF9-4F1F-913C-86704A57F4EC.dll - sizlsearch
  • (Malware detected) 8215EB2B-CF62-407A-8942-E6300B726E40.dll
  • (Malware detected) D1F19D53-D8F4-4102-A794-D4192D7558EF.dll
  • (Malware detected) DF5459D9-5EE1-4649-ACDC-26DBB93E7B4D.dll
  • (Malware detected) sizlsearchbho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • sizlsearchUn.exe
  • sizlsearchUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • sizlsearchbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'sizlsearch 1.0.0.7' with the class of {36d96925-abfa-4eb8-b630-305e905a930d}.
  • D1F19D53-D8F4-4102-A794-D4192D7558EF.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'sizlsearch' with the class of {36d96925-abfa-4eb8-b630-305e905a930d}.
  • 8215EB2B-CF62-407A-8942-E6300B726E40.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'sizlsearch' with the class of {36d96925-abfa-4eb8-b630-305e905a930d}.
Service
  • updatesizlsearch.exe runs as a service named 'Update sizlsearch' (Update sizlsearch).

How do I remove sizlsearch?

Quickly and completely remove sizlsearch 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 sizlsearch 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 sizlsearch, 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 sizlsearch.
  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 sizlsearch you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.00%
Windows 8 35.83%
Windows Vista 5.83%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.37%
Windows 8.1 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 8 10.64%
Windows 7 Professional 8.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.65%
  France 4.39%
  Canada 4.39%
  India 3.73%
  Brazil 3.51%
  Australia 2.63%
  Germany 2.19%
  United Kingdom 2.19%
  Italy 1.32%
  Indonesia 1.10%
  Saudi Arabia 1.10%
  Israel 0.88%
  Netherlands 0.88%
  Norway 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.60%
Dell 22.71%
Acer 16.12%
Toshiba 9.16%
ASUS 7.33%
Lenovo 6.23%
GIGABYTE 2.20%
Sony 2.20%
Samsung 0.73%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.49%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.49%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.56%

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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