82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove AdvanceMark?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,172
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.04 days
178.06 days >
Average installed length: 93.55 days


2014.04.14.203012 2.44%
2014.04.04.232421 4.88%
2014.04.01.205826 2.44%
2014.03.18.224059 2.44%
2014.03.17.195951 2.44%
2014.03.15.013120 4.88%
2014.03.13.161850 2.44%
2014.03.07.183338 2.44%
2014.03.07.182951 9.76%
2014.03.05.221816 2.44%
2014.02.28.212019 2.44%
2014.02.26.045520 14.63%
2014.02.24.171759 2.44%
2014.02.21.042329 2.44%
2014.02.18.174317 4.88%
2014.02.13.012613 9.76%
2014.02.11.223523 2.44%
2014.02.10.054449 4.88%
2014.02.06.172257 4.88%
2014.02.05.153917 4.88%
2014.02.04.044224 2.44%
2014.01.29.231828 2.44%
2014.01.28.010755 2.44%
2014.01.25.024532 2.44%


What is AdvanceMark?

AdvanceMark is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The web can be great, with AdvanceMark!


The most common release is 2014.02.26.045520, with over 98% 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 AdvanceMark.FirstRun.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.74 MB (2,872,764 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AdvanceMark.
AdvanceMarkBHO.dll (172bf64c9057b62e2d7a75508bd3f56d) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Agent.W
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.AWLP
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18164 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9720 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Adware/Agent
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140807 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11873 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.176.11873 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.12 PUP.Optional.AdvanceMark.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!172BF64C9057
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!172BF64C9057
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA GI
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.F47V0326
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 28590 Yontoo (fs)
updateAdvanceMark.exe (eb56c56ee38e81a6cf47f573ac422ece) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.15.00 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Generic.C7B
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19801 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10562 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Kranet
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13676 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AdvanceMark.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GP
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0PJE14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0PJE14
VIPRE Antivirus 33918 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 52 all detections
AdvanceMark 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 AdvanceMark.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AdvanceMark
URL: advancemark.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AdvanceMark
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AdvanceMark\AdvanceMarkuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AdvanceMark

Program executable:AdvanceMark.FirstRun.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\AdvanceMark\AdvanceMark.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) AdvanceMarkBHO.dll - AdvanceMark
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AdvanceMarkUninstall.exe
  • updateAdvanceMark.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AdvanceMarkBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AdvanceMark' with the class of {4e65dc6b-0322-48fa-a6b3-fda44fbd34c2}.
  • updateAdvanceMark.exe runs as a service named 'Update AdvanceMark' (Update AdvanceMark).

How do I remove AdvanceMark?

Quickly and completely remove AdvanceMark 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 AdvanceMark 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 AdvanceMark, 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 AdvanceMark.
  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 AdvanceMark you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.66%
Windows 8 41.46%
Windows XP 2.44%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.95%
Windows 8.1 21.95%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%
Windows 8 4.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.50% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 32.50%
  United States 17.50%
  MA 12.50%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  Egypt 5.00%
  India 5.00%
  Germany 2.50%
  IQ 2.50%
  Iran 2.50%
  PR 2.50%
  Belgium 2.50%
  Hungary 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Qatar 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 17.95%
Acer 17.95%
ASUS 17.95%
Samsung 2.56%
Toshiba 2.56%
Sony 2.56%
Medion 2.56%
Compaq 2.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 5.41%
Packard Bell ENNS11HR 2.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.70%
HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion SE... 2.70%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.70%

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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