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Should I remove Cling Clang?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,785
Reach 0.0052%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.13 days
121.72 days >
Average installed length: 63.96 days


2015.04.18.034959 0.97%
2014.02.26.051729 8.74%
2014.02.21.042329 3.88%
2014.02.18.174317 5.83%
2014.02.14.172742 13.59%
2014.02.13.012613 0.97%
2014.02.11.223523 1.94%
2014.02.11.013012 1.94%
2014.02.05.153917 5.83%
2014.02.04.044224 1.94%
2014.02.01.021226 2.91%
2014.01.29.231259 5.83%
2014.01.25.024532 2.91%
2014.01.16.003233 7.77%
2014.01.10.200759 4.85%
2013.11.21.231423 30.10%

Cling Clang

What is Cling Clang?

Cling Clang is a variant of the Web Cake adware. It is a web browser extension that will modify the user's home and search providers as well as display contextual and popup advertising in the browser.

From the Terms of Service:
"The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain links to further information and disabling instructions (e.g. "About this Ad"). Software features, content and advertising may be modified, added, enabled, disabled or discontinued at any time automatically and without additional notice to the user."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Cling Clang.
ClingClangBHO.dll (e804edda37724c3a8be81c72345f4b35) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17457 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9184 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Adware/Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA HP
updateClingClang.exe (7ef9eaab199a537686a1ca6b91d55fc5) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.ClingClang.A
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Cling.376
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.ClingClang.A
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.145
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.ClingClang.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 10327 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.ClingClang.A
G Data 24 Adware.ClingClang.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.ClingClang.A
McAfee Artemis!7EF9EAAB199A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.ClingClang.A
nProtect 2014-08-27.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0828
VIPRE Antivirus 32614 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 28 all detections
Cling Clang 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: Cling Clang
URL: clingclang.biz/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cling Clang
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Cling Clang\ClingClanguninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cling Clang

Program module:ClingClangBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Cling Clang
Path:C:\Program Files\Cling Clang\ClingClangBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ClingClangBHO.dll - Cling Clang
  • ClingClangUninstall.exe
  • updateClingClang.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ClingClangBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cling Clang' with the class of {aa9aa36b-5b7b-4996-b083-83ef84d53b19}.
2 Services
  • updateClingClang.exe runs as a service named 'Update Cling Clang' (Update Cling Clang).
  • utilClingClang.exe runs as a service named 'Util Cling Clang' (Util Cling Clang).

How do I remove Cling Clang?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.28%
Windows 10 31.07%
Windows Vista 6.80%
Windows XP 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.48%
Windows 8 13.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.77%
Windows 8.1 4.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.28% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 16.28%
  France 16.28%
  Brazil 6.98%
  India 6.98%
  Spain 5.81%
  Colombia 5.81%
  Italy 5.81%
  Poland 4.65%
  United States 4.65%
  DK 4.65%
  Sweden 4.65%
  Mexico 3.49%
  Australia 2.33%
  Finland 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.43%
ASUS 15.71%
Acer 15.71%
Dell 7.14%
Toshiba 5.71%
Lenovo 5.71%
Samsung 4.29%
Intel 2.86%
Sony 2.86%
Packard Bell 1.43%
Common models
ASUSTeK X55VD 2.13%
Dell Vostro 3550 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite T215D 1.06%
Sony VGN-FE48M 1.06%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 1.06%

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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