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Should I remove Caramava?

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 #34,065
United States Rank #34,124
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.53 days
103.99 days >
Average installed length: 54.64 days


2014.05.11.034144 1.41%
2014.05.06.220753 1.41%
2014.05.04.023022 1.41%
2014.05.03.021147 1.41%
2014.04.30.004244 2.82%
2014.04.25.210012 12.68%
2014.04.23.215208 1.41%
2014.04.21.204407 1.41%
2014.04.18.223704 2.82%
2014.04.17.233736 12.68%
2014.04.16.210508 1.41%
2014.04.14.210138 2.82%
2014.04.14.210033 1.41%
2014.04.12.002348 7.04%
2014.04.12.000042 1.41%
2014.04.04.184447 2.82%
2014.04.01.212742 2.82%
2014.03.28.220540 2.82%
2014.03.26.222536 1.41%
2014.03.26.004123 4.23%
2014.03.24.213004 1.41%
2014.03.20.233013 9.86%
2014.03.17.204421 1.41%
2014.03.15.013120 2.82%
2014.03.11.234342 2.82%
2014.03.11.160507 4.23%
2014.03.07.184332 1.41%
2014.03.05.221816 1.41%
2014.02.26.193615 7.04%


What is Caramava?

Caramava is an ad-supported (adware) web browser extension that displays popups, banners and injects link ads in the browser. In Internet Explorer it ads a BHO, in Chrome and extension and in Firefox it runs as an add-in that is silently installed. These LookForWord links are placed inside standard text, and they are converted to a double underlined hyperlink. On roll-over it will display "Ads by Caramava".

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Caramava provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. Caramava provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing. C...  Read more


The most common release is 2014.04.25.210012, 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 updateCaramava.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 2.08 MB (2,182,063 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 Caramava.
updateCaramava.exe (d5e463f23ff87d663286c86e12b9d0c1) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.10
ESET-NOD32 8.9595 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.10 PUP.Optional.Caramava.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!D5E463F23FF8
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!D5E463F23FF8
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0301
CaramavaBHO.dll (6711bd319e002e8ee378571245cbfccd) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.AABj
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18371 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9867 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.178.12244 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.178.12244 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Caramava.A
McAfee Artemis!6711BD319E00
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!6711BD319E00
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OP
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0509
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 40 all detections
Caramava 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: Caramava
URL: caramava.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Caramava
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Caramava\Caramavauninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Caramava

Program executable:updateCaramava.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Caramava\updateCaramava.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) CaramavaBHO.dll - Caramava
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • CaramavaUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateCaramava.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CaramavaBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Caramava' with the class of {1e50bbda-c15a-47d5-9853-d829ff890664}.
  • updateCaramava.exe runs as a service named 'Update Caramava' (Update Caramava).

How do I remove Caramava?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 3%
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 54.93%
Windows 10 39.44%
Windows XP 2.82%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.03%
Windows 8.1 19.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.08%
Windows 8 7.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.59%
  United Kingdom 10.26%
  Canada 8.97%
  France 8.97%
  Germany 7.69%
  Australia 6.41%
  South Africa 2.56%
  Greece 1.28%
  India 1.28%
  Italy 1.28%
  PF 1.28%
  Japan 1.28%
  Malaysia 1.28%
  SN 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.73%
Acer 20.34%
Dell 18.64%
ASUS 13.56%
Lenovo 10.17%
Samsung 3.39%
Toshiba 3.39%
Sony 1.69%
Alienware 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Medion 1.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%
Micro-Star MS-7529 1.56%
MEDION MS-7848 1.56%
LENOVO 4334 1.56%
LENOVO 10104 1.56%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2450ef 1.56%

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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