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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,775
United States Rank #9,298
Reach 0.0248%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.46 days
72.68 days >
Average installed length: 38.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.12.23.112245 0.29%
2014.12.22.192146 0.29%
2014.12.22.142146 0.29%
2014.12.22.092146 0.86%
2014.12.21.232153 0.29%
2014.12.21.182149 0.29%
2014.12.21.082149 0.29%
2014.12.20.222148 1.15%
2014.12.20.172147 0.57%
2014.12.19.072115 0.29%
2014.12.19.022114 0.57%
2014.12.18.112112 0.29%
2014.12.18.012111 0.29%
2014.12.17.152114 0.29%
2014.12.17.052112 0.29%
2014.12.17.002109 0.29%
2014.12.16.192110 0.29%
2014.12.15.232103 0.57%
2014.12.15.122112 0.57%
2014.12.15.072112 0.29%
2014.12.15.022111 0.86%
2014.12.14.062107 0.57%
2014.12.13.152105 0.29%
2014.12.13.102104 0.29%
2014.12.13.002105 0.57%
2014.12.12.192103 0.29%
2014.12.12.142104 0.86%
2014.12.11.232059 0.29%
2014.12.11.122115 0.29%
2014.12.10.212110 0.29%
2014.12.10.162110 0.57%
2014.12.10.112109 0.29%
2014.12.10.062108 0.29%
2014.12.09.202113 0.86%
2014.12.09.102115 0.29%
2014.12.09.052115 0.29%
2014.12.09.002115 0.57%
2014.12.08.192115 1.15%
2014.12.08.142115 0.29%
2014.12.07.232112 0.29%
2014.12.07.182112 0.29%
2014.12.07.132111 0.29%
2014.12.07.082110 0.57%
2014.12.07.032111 0.57%
2014.12.06.222042 1.15%
2014.12.06.122041 0.29%
2014.12.06.022038 0.29%
2014.12.05.161446 0.29%
2014.12.05.111442 0.29%
2014.12.04.205737 0.57%
2014.12.03.222348 3.74%
229 versions

snipsmart

What is snipsmart?

snipsmart is an adware Internet toolbar/extension that will deliver ads to the browser on web pages that are not affiliated with the ads or the extension. Ads will be injected as new ads that would not normally appear or displayed on top of ads that the underlying website is already providing. These ads often direct the user to download potentially unwanted software or purchase products from affiliates. If a coupon is being displayed, clicking on any of the offers will result in a redirect that will drop affiliate cookies on to the end user computer and resolve the end user to the advertiser page/offer.

snipsmart will communicate with a remote server in order to track the habits of the user including what domains the user visits, what pages they view and what advertisements are displayed and clicked on.

Overview

The most common release is 2014.12.03.222348, with over 91% 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 snipsmartbho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 2.38 MB (2,498,674 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 snipsmart.
snipsmartbho.dll (480578528ed8a7215b8d3fbd1b7f68ca) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.07 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
AVG 2015.0.3285 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.183.142 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bO
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1620 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21411 Win.Adware.Browsefox-7
Comodo Security 20010 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Trojan.BPlug.141
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.20.01 Adware.BrowseFox
ESET-NOD32 8.10683 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/A-0909c198
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.BrowseFox.G
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13930 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.185.13930 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.BrowseFox.G.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.01 PUP.Optional.SnipSmart.A
McAfee 5600.6941 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.972 Adware.BrowseFox.G
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 14.11.06.01 Adware.BrowseFox.G
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OG
SUPERAntiSpyware 10227 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Suspicious.Pavl
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0929
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya 2.0.0.1976 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.44267
updatesnipsmart.exe (2493907d8ed06b2f92673a9af6467769) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.PUQZ
AhnLab-V3 2015.06.26.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.PUQZ
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.BTSGeneric
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.PUQZ
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EV [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4365 Generic.555
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.PUQZ
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6979 W32.HfsAdware.8B00
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Snipsmart.Gen
Comodo Security 22576 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.13.5270 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.636 Adware.PUQZ (B)
ESET-NOD32 11845 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.220.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.PUQZ
G Data 25 Adware.PUQZ
K7 AntiVirus 9.205.16359 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
K7GW 9.205.16362 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.SnipSmart.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.PUQZ
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.2266 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-06-25.01 Adware.PUQZ
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/SnipSmart
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hqvj
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02LC0EA815
VIPRE Antivirus 41450 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 69 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: snipsmart
URL: snipsmart.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\snipsmart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\snipsmart\snipsmartuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by snipsmart

Program module:snipsmartbho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:snipsmart
Path:C:\Program Files\snipsmart\snipsmartbho.dll
MD5:480578528ed8a7215b8d3fbd1b7f68ca
Additional files:
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • snipsmartUn.exe
  • snipsmartUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatesnipsmart.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • snipsmartBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'snipsmart 1.0.0.6' with the class of {68261aaa-dc9f-4c2b-a168-c323e304c3a2}.
Service
  • updatesnipsmart.exe runs as a service named 'Update snipsmart' (Update snipsmart).

How do I remove snipsmart?

Quickly and completely remove snipsmart 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 snipsmart 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 snipsmart, 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 snipsmart.
  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 snipsmart you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 47%
Win XP 1%
 
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 8 47.13%
Windows 7 44.83%
Windows Vista 4.89%
Windows XP 2.30%
Windows 8.1 0.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 23.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.43%
Windows 7 Professional 9.86%
Windows 8 7.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.26%
  Canada 2.55%
  Italy 1.91%
  India 1.70%
  United Kingdom 1.70%
  Saudi Arabia 1.70%
  France 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  DZ 1.06%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Germany 1.06%
  Australia 0.85%
  IQ 0.85%
  Philippines 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.11%
Dell 20.93%
Acer 16.28%
Toshiba 7.75%
ASUS 7.36%
Lenovo 5.43%
Samsung 4.26%
GIGABYTE 3.10%
Apple 0.78%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 9.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.91%
ASUSTeK X551MA 2.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%

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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