84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove App Bud?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #20,815
United States Rank #18,136
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.09 days
91.03 days >
Average installed length: 47.83 days


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63 versions

App Bud

What is App Bud?

App Bud is an adware web browser extension that is display banners ads as well as contextual link ads . The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer. In addition to advertisements being displayed, the app will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

App Bud is and will always be completely free. We promise to keep the focusbase product suite free for everyone to usel In order to keep it free. we're supported by advertisements on the websites where App Bud is working hard to improve yourweb experience. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlyin...  Read more
  • 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in App Bud.
AppBudBHO.dll (4308b6631748744c688cc12917bf5deb) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3390 BrowseFox.F
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.80
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 19014 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-06-08_4 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Jiangmin KV140806 Adware/Agent.jbk
K7 AntiVirus 13.181.12872 Trojan
K7GW 13.181.12872 Trojan ( 0049c6c51 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.09 PUP.Optional.AppBud.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!4308B6631748
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!4308B6631748
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cummdd
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249624.C
Panda Antivirus Adware/BHO
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA MA
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.ADH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0724
VIPRE Antivirus 31722 Yontoo (fs)
updateAppBud.exe (079651059e8fb5a2050af7304030e95a) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.AT
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.06.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AK [PUP]
AVG Generic.1E1
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.465B
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 21660 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-481ec56b!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AT (B)
ESET-NOD32 11429 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot W32/S-481ec56b!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15489 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.202.15489 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AppBud.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AT
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.dfvdnb
nProtect 2015-04-03.01 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.G
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HC
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK214
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK214
VIPRE Antivirus 39086 Yontoo (fs)
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App Bud 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: App Bud
URL: appbud.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\App Bud
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\App Bud\AppBuduninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by App Bud

Program module:AppBudBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:App Bud
Path:C:\Program Files\App Bud\AppBudBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) AppBudbho.dll - App Bud
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AppBudUn.exe
  • AppBudUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateAppBud.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AppBudBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'App Bud' with the class of {d6708803-e150-4146-a314-0253663d2cec}.
  • updateAppBud.exe runs as a service named 'Update App Bud' (Update App Bud).

How do I remove App Bud?

You can uninstall App Bud 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 App Bud, 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 App Bud.
  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 App Bud you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 47%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 46.73%
Windows 7 45.73%
Windows Vista 4.02%
Windows XP 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.92%
Windows 8.1 24.87%
Windows 8 11.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.12%
Windows 7 Professional 5.08%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.82%
  United Kingdom 6.97%
  Australia 4.92%
  India 4.92%
  Italy 4.51%
  France 3.69%
  Brazil 3.69%
  DK 3.28%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Colombia 1.64%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Philippines 1.23%
  Russia 1.23%
  Canada 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.82%
Acer 17.53%
Toshiba 15.58%
Dell 11.04%
ASUS 8.44%
Lenovo 6.49%
Samsung 5.84%
Sony 0.65%
Medion 0.65%
Intel 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.76%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.76%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L40-A 1.50%

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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