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Should I remove webget?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #6,917
United States Rank #9,586
Reach 0.0727%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.63 days
343.21 days >
Average installed length: 180.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.03.25.170442 0.10%
2015.03.25.070437 0.10%
2015.03.24.160433 0.10%
2015.03.24.060431 0.20%
2015.03.23.134907 0.10%
2015.03.23.034910 0.10%
2014.06.04.000731 4.11%
2014.06.03.001954 3.62%
2014.06.02.155744 0.29%
2014.06.02.155736 0.78%
2014.05.29.030623 0.29%
2014.05.29.012306 0.20%
2014.05.28.230621 0.69%
2014.05.28.190620 0.59%
2014.05.28.150617 0.69%
2014.05.28.110616 0.49%
2014.05.28.070615 0.59%
2014.05.28.030612 0.10%
2014.05.27.234756 0.49%
2014.05.27.230611 0.20%
2014.05.27.190610 0.78%
2014.05.27.150608 0.69%
2014.05.27.110606 0.39%
2014.05.27.070606 0.78%
2014.05.27.030604 0.29%
2014.05.26.230603 0.49%
2014.05.26.190601 0.78%
2014.05.26.150559 0.98%
2014.05.26.110557 0.39%
2014.05.26.070556 0.78%
2014.05.26.030554 0.29%
2014.05.25.230552 0.39%
2014.05.25.190550 0.20%
2014.05.25.150550 0.49%
2014.05.25.110546 0.20%
2014.05.25.070544 0.78%
2014.05.25.030545 0.10%
2014.05.24.230541 0.29%
2014.05.24.190540 0.59%
2014.05.24.150539 0.39%
2014.05.24.110537 0.98%
2014.05.24.070539 0.69%
2014.05.24.030532 0.29%
2014.05.23.230529 0.20%
2014.05.23.224846 1.08%
2014.05.23.224823 0.10%
2014.05.23.190527 0.29%
2014.05.23.150525 0.69%
2014.05.23.110522 0.78%
2014.05.23.070522 0.49%
2014.05.23.030519 0.78%
140 versions

webget

What is webget?

The webget adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of banners and text-links (roll-overs) as well as some popup ads. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page. This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through third party installers.

Overview

The most common release is 2014.06.04.000731, with over 42% 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 updatewebget.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 2.36 MB (2,473,008 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 webget.
updatewebget.exe (479a95649ddde0672218288ecd71b4d7) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3459 Webet
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14529 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.81
ESET-NOD32 8.9863 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Malwarebytes v2014.05.29.11 PUP.Optional.Webget.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!479A95649DDD
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!479A95649DDD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.149 TROJ_GEN.F47V0510
VIPRE Antivirus 29722 Yontoo (fs)
webgetBHO.dll (74ec07a6280f3a31d8578da2ba49ccf5) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.10.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FH [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4392 BrowseFox.F
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
Bkav FE 1.3.0.7062 W32.HfsAdware.5E90
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Waleisa.Gen
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.5.0 Win.Adware.Swiftbrowse-1037
Comodo Security 22967 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-aba79093!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.13.5270 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.642 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY (B)
ESET-NOD32 12067 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.220.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-aba79093!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.9.5.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.rg
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16831 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.207.16831 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.Waleisa.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!74EC07A6280F
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.3079 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dectkl
nProtect 2015-08-07.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CY
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JD (PUA)
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EEA15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 42742 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya 2.0.0.2341 Adware.BrowseFox.Win32.8141
       View all 48 all detections
webget 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: webget
URL: webwebget.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\webget
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\webget\webgetuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by webget

Program executable:updatewebget.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\webget\updatewebget.exe
MD5:479a95649ddde0672218288ecd71b4d7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) webgetBHO.dll - webget
  • webget.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • webgetUn.exe
  • webgetUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • webgetBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'webget 1.0.0.7' with the class of {dc264a72-fa75-4948-b881-ea8eff8e5dd2}.
2 Services
  • updatewebget.exe runs as a service named 'Update webget' (Update webget).
  • utilwebget.exe runs as a service named 'Update webget' (Update webget).

How do I remove webget?

Quickly and completely remove webget 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 webget 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 webget, 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 webget.
  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 webget you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 45%
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 54.79%
Windows 8 35.52%
Windows XP 6.16%
Windows Vista 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.83%
Windows 8.1 14.16%
Windows 7 Professional 12.68%
Windows 8 6.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.91%
  Brazil 6.48%
  France 5.68%
  Germany 5.38%
  United Kingdom 3.69%
  Poland 3.49%
  MA 3.29%
  DZ 2.79%
  Canada 2.59%
  India 2.39%
  Italy 2.29%
  Egypt 1.69%
  Mexico 1.40%
  TN 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.34%
Acer 18.45%
Dell 17.71%
Toshiba 10.12%
ASUS 9.08%
Samsung 6.70%
GIGABYTE 5.06%
Lenovo 3.87%
Intel 1.79%
Medion 0.89%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.23%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 3.52%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.52%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.46%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 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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