84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove AdvanceElite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,050
United States Rank #11,271
Reach 0.0311%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.04 days
178.31 days >
Average installed length: 93.69 days


2015.03.26.160414 0.16%
2015.03.25.150414 0.16%
2015.03.25.100408 0.33%
2015.03.25.050408 0.49%
2015.03.25.000405 0.16%
2015.03.24.140405 0.65%
2015.03.23.034926 0.16%
2014.10.29.202656 0.49%
2014.10.29.052652 0.16%
2014.10.27.232648 0.65%
2014.10.27.182646 0.65%
2014.10.27.132645 0.33%
2014.10.27.082644 0.49%
2014.10.27.032643 0.16%
2014.10.26.222643 0.33%
2014.10.26.172642 0.49%
2014.10.26.122641 0.65%
2014.10.25.212639 0.49%
2014.10.25.162638 0.49%
2014.10.25.112637 0.33%
2014.10.25.062637 0.33%
2014.10.24.202635 0.16%
2014.10.24.152638 0.82%
2014.10.24.102638 0.33%
2014.10.24.052634 0.33%
2014.10.24.002631 0.49%
2014.10.23.192631 0.65%
2014.10.23.142630 0.16%
2014.10.23.092630 0.49%
2014.10.22.185617 0.98%
2014.10.22.112453 0.16%
2014.10.22.062417 0.33%
2014.10.22.022400 0.16%
2014.10.21.215816 0.49%
2014.10.21.171003 0.33%
2014.10.21.145846 0.82%
2014.10.21.095845 0.65%
2014.10.21.045843 0.33%
2014.10.21.005331 0.65%
2014.10.20.215816 0.16%
2014.10.20.174148 0.82%
2014.10.20.155817 0.33%
2014.10.20.095910 0.49%
2014.10.20.053718 0.33%
2014.10.20.025805 0.16%
2014.10.19.215804 0.49%
2014.10.19.172438 1.31%
2014.10.19.115803 0.16%
2014.10.19.065802 0.16%
2014.10.18.205800 0.49%
2014.10.18.160858 0.98%
184 versions


What is AdvanceElite?

This is an adware program. Per the publishers terms, "The Software interacts with your computer by converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Software, and whether an updated version of the Software is available; monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications ...  Read more


The most common release is 2014.10.19.172438, with over 39% 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. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The primary executable is named AdvanceElite.FirstRun.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 9.25 MB (9,701,688 bytes).
  • 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 AdvanceElite.
AdvanceElite.FirstRun.exe (17d4f597bf454ad3dc6a782682c82c2e) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.Win64.BrowseFox.bQ
Bitdefender Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.MSIL.g3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19926 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JL
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
ESET-NOD32 8.10635 a variant of Win64/BrowseFox.Q
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13827 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.13827 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A
McAfee 5600.6941 BrowseFox.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BrowseFox.a
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
nProtect Adware.SwiftBrowse.CC
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BO
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Eans
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EJI14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EJI14
VIPRE Antivirus 34326 Adware.BrowseFox
AdvanceEliteBHO.dll (65ad02a4895f3bd8066e1e89b9d1df5a) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.AdvanceElite.A
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.03.23.00 Adware/Win32.AdvanceElite
ALYac Adware.AdvanceElite.A
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win64.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bO
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.AdvanceElite.A
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.1A56
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Agent-32997
Comodo Security 21499 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.AdvanceElite.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 11359 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.AdvanceElite.A
G Data 25 Adware.AdvanceElite.A
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/LinkSwift.acd
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15341 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.202.15341 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AdvanceElite.A
McAfee BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.AdvanceElite.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfohwl
nProtect 2015-03-20.01 Adware.AdvanceElite.A
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OI
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.15
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNV.03L714
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNV.03L714
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38666 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.55016
updateAdvanceElite.exe (f402cfac6e3c84584af4aea8a0a2d62d) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.AU
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HE [PUP]
AVG Gadgetprise.E43
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.7E65
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Gadgetpris.Gen
Comodo Security 22366 UnclassifiedMalware
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AU (B)
ESET-NOD32 11746 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
K7 AntiVirus 9.204.16151 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.204.16162 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.BrowseFox.jm
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AU
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-06-05.01 Adware.BrowseFox.AU
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DH
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AT15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AT15
VIPRE Antivirus 40904 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 108 all detections
AdvanceElite 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: AdvanceElite
URL: advanceelite.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AdvanceElite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AdvanceElite\AdvanceEliteuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AdvanceElite

Program executable:AdvanceElite.FirstRun.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\AdvanceElite\AdvanceElite.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) AdvanceElitebho.dll - AdvanceElite
  • AdvanceElite.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AdvanceEliteUn.exe
  • AdvanceEliteUninstall.exe
  • pkbbmldjcnhopjhpifcocnmkooiadpbb.crx
  • (Malware detected) updateAdvanceElite.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AdvanceEliteBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AdvanceElite' with the class of {3b2cb4c8-72ab-4b25-8fa1-219b36a60bed}.
  • updateAdvanceElite.exe runs as a service named 'Update AdvanceElite' (Update AdvanceElite).

How do I remove AdvanceElite?

You can uninstall AdvanceElite 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AdvanceElite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AdvanceElite.
  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 AdvanceElite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.88%
Windows 10 39.64%
Windows XP 5.38%
Windows Vista 3.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.02%
Windows 8.1 18.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.23%
Windows 7 Professional 9.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.13%
Windows 8 5.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.43%
  Brazil 8.01%
  France 5.20%
  United Kingdom 4.07%
  Italy 2.81%
  Canada 2.11%
  MA 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Germany 1.69%
  India 1.54%
  DZ 1.54%
  Australia 1.40%
  Portugal 1.40%
  Sweden 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.05%
Acer 19.72%
Dell 17.14%
ASUS 9.62%
Toshiba 6.81%
Lenovo 5.87%
Samsung 5.87%
Intel 1.88%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.98%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.49%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.49%

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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