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Should I remove AppsHat Mobile Apps?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,909
United States Rank #9,679
Reach 0.3476%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.88 days
822.58 days >
Average installed length: 432.20 days


VersionDistribution 4.17% 95.83%

AppsHat Mobile Apps

What is AppsHat Mobile Apps?

AppsHat by Somoto is an ad-support software program that is typically co-bundled with various unwanted software by Somoto as well as various third party download managers. Its is designed to sync with Android mobile devices.

About  (from Somoto)

Apps Hat is the cool new Android app store that helps you discover hot new apps, both free and discounted. Get personalised recommendations, price drop alerts, and share your favourite apps with your friends. Whether you are looking for a great new mobile game, or an app that can take your phone to the next level, find...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named AppsHat Mobile Apps.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 547.16 KB (560,295 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AppsHat Mobile Apps.
AppsHat Mobile Apps.exe (dadb62781676f69cc258893669038113) has been flagged by the following 48 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1104 Win32.Generic.442807
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 I-Worm.Brontok.QJ
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.21 Win-Trojan/Xema.variant
Avira AntiVir Worm/Brontok.C
Antiy-AVL Worm/Win32.Brontok
avast! 2014.9-140126 Win32:Brontok-BH [Wrm]
AVG 2015.0.3582 Worm/Brontok
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.34
Bitdefender Win32.Generic.442807
Bkav FE W32.BrontokQ
CAT-QuickHeal W32.Brontok.Q
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 Worm.Brontok.E
CMC Antivirus Generic.Win32.dadb627816!MD
Commtouch SDK W32/Worm.KLUF-8224
Comodo Security 17646 Packed.Win32.Packer.~GEN
Dr.Web Win32.Virut.5
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Win32.Generic.442807
ESET-NOD32 8.9313 Win32/Brontok.S
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 W32/Brontok.C@mm
F-Prot v6. W32/EmailWorm.OXI
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Win32.Generic.442807
G Data 14.1.24 Win32.Generic.442807
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok
Jiangmin KV140126 Worm/Brontok.ww
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10899 EmailWorm
K7GW 13.175.10899 Riskware ( 0015e4f11 )
Kaspersky Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Worm.Brontok.c.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.12 Trojan.Dropper
McAfee 5600.7238 W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Worm:Win32/Brontok.R@mm
MicroWorld-eScan Win32.Generic.442807
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Brontok.bmcat
Norman 10.20140126 Alman.E
nProtect Trojan/W32.Genome.42713
Panda Antivirus W32/Brontok.GS.worm
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.12EAB5C7!317371847
Sophos 4.96 W32/Brontok-G
SUPERAntiSpyware 10822 Trojan.Agent/Gen-FakeSec
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 W32.Rontokbro@mm
The Hacker W32/Brontok.q
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/Robknot.Z
Trend Micro 10.465.26 WORM_RONTOKBR.CO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 WORM_RONTOKBR.CO
Vba32 AntiVirus Email-Worm.Brontok
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.a
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 I-Worm.Win32.Brontok.42713
       View all 48 all detections
AppsHat Mobile Apps 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

URL: www.appshat.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\appshat mobile apps
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\AppsHat Mobile Apps\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 547.16 KB

Program filesFiles installed by AppsHat Mobile Apps

Program executable:AppsHat Mobile Apps.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\appshat mobile apps\AppsHat Mobile Apps.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - AppsHat (AppsHat Mobile Apps)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\AppsHat Mobile Apps\Uninstall.exe'.

How do I remove AppsHat Mobile Apps?

You can uninstall AppsHat Mobile Apps 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 AppsHat Mobile Apps, 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 AppsHat Mobile Apps.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.02%
Windows 10 20.07%
Windows XP 9.85%
Windows Vista 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.30%
Windows 7 Professional 12.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.71%
Windows 8 Pro 4.26%
Windows 8.1 3.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.11% of installs come from MA
Which countries install it?
  MA 8.11%
  United States 6.01%
  DZ 5.02%
  Brazil 4.78%
  Saudi Arabia 4.74%
  Egypt 4.59%
  IQ 3.32%
  Germany 3.03%
  Israel 2.81%
  Indonesia 2.63%
  TN 2.40%
  Italy 2.23%
  India 2.04%
  Thailand 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.96%
Acer 20.34%
Dell 18.89%
ASUS 8.93%
Toshiba 7.64%
Samsung 4.72%
Lenovo 3.32%
Intel 1.13%
American Megatrends 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.99%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.11%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.77%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.22%

About Somoto

Partnering with Somoto enables software developers to integrate a clean & dynamic recommendation screen that encourages the user to try a trusted 3rd party software, among them the Somoto Toolbar Customizable Platform.
Publisher URL: www.somotoinc.com


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