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Should I remove Web Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,708
United States Rank #27,901
Reach 0.0151%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 221.64 days
730.17 days >
Average installed length: 383.65 days

Web Assistant 2.0.0.462

What is Web Assistant?

Web Assistant installs into the IE and Firefox web browsers and provides advertisier supported searchs that changes and redircts default search results as well as DNS errors. Web Assistant becomes the browser's default search provider which changes all search requests as well as tracks your Internet surfing behavior in order display targeted advertising.

About  (from Perion Network)

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Overview

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 Extension32.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.88 MB (1,974,011 bytes). The installed file ExtensionUpdaterService.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Assistant.
Extension32.dll (2894b9b023ad33b7fd4e42f91eae2379) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8555 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.53443 Riskware.Win32.SysTreak.vwjbp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.298 TROJ_GEN.F47V0628
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (ebffe98048709c7cc7a6f6c36c7de61b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Agent.gen
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
Web Assistant 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 Web Assistant 2.0.0.462.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: IncrediBar
URL: www.incredibar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Assistant 2.0.0.462

Program module:Extension32.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:Bit Cocktail Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\Extension32.dll
MD5:2894b9b023ad33b7fd4e42f91eae2379
Additional files:
  • Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Web Assistant' with the class of {336D0C35-8A85-403a-B9D2-65C292C39087} (Web Assistant Helper).
Service
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Web Assistant Updater' (Web Assistant Updater).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
Memory:8.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006422256%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042815%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021408%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Web Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Web Assistant 2.0.0.462 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 Web Assistant 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 Web Assistant 2.0.0.462, 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 Web Assistant.
  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 Web Assistant 2.0.0.462 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.39%
Windows XP 13.41%
Windows Vista 9.76%
Windows 8 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.20%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Windows 7 Starter 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.51%
  Germany 15.31%
  Taiwan 7.14%
  Japan 6.12%
  Netherlands 4.08%
  India 3.06%
  Israel 3.06%
  Canada 3.06%
  Italy 3.06%
  Thailand 2.04%
  Belgium 2.04%
  France 2.04%
  Philippines 2.04%
  Iran 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.42%
Acer 22.64%
Dell 18.87%
Toshiba 15.09%
ASUS 7.55%
American Megatrends 5.66%
GIGABYTE 1.89%
Gateway 1.89%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 2.86%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP HDX 16 Notebook PC 1.43%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.43%

About Perion Network

Perion Network, formerly IncrediMail, is a consumer software company that develops programs to "make people's online experience simple, safe and enjoyable".
Publisher URL: www.perion.com

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