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What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,081
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10.1.294 77.27%
10.1.291 4.55%
10.1.166 13.64%
2.1.101 4.55%

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What is Gacela?  (from Nurago)

Gacela serves to research the usage of certain online offers. It records which websites you visit while you are using the internet and which advertisements are displayed. The Gacela add-on is automatically activated each time the browser is opened. As a part of the research programme, you may also occasionally be asked...  Read more


Gacela is a program developed by Nurago. The most used version is 10.1.294, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Gacela2.dll. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 7.65 MB (8,021,610 bytes). updatercom.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 89% of users of Gacela come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Gacela.
setproxy.exe (07b5488e2f811b904e0a5074e1b66b60) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.01 Win-Trojan/Agent.221184.WY
Bkav FE W32.Clodb70.Trojan
Comodo Security 17527 UnclassifiedMalware
Jiangmin KV140111 TrojanDownloader.Agent.dbah
McAfee 5600.7253 Artemis!07B5488E2F81
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7253 Artemis!07B5488E2F81
nProtect Trojan/W32.Agent.221184.ID
The Hacker Trojan/Downloader.Agent.eold

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gacela\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5F0545E7-3F0F-4730-AF70-26E61DBDF263}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Gacela

Program module:Gacela2.dll
Name:Gacela Extension
Path:C:\Program Files\Gacela\Gacela2.dll
Additional files:
  • EmptyEBCache.exe
  • updatercom.dll
  • Gacela2.dll - Gacela Extension
  • 7znw.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • Gacela-Process-Connector.exe
  • Gacela-Reporting.exe
  • Gacela-Updater.exe
  • httpingw.exe
  • jsl.exe
  • processcounter.exe
  • QuitProcess.exe
  • servicemgr.exe
  • (Malware detected) setproxy.exe
  • WaitForProcess.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Gacela2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Gacela' with the class of {4BEEA052-726D-4A6E-B65D-A6BD07C263F3}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • Gacela2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Gacela' with a class of {4A62FAC4-1670-430B-8C6B-9C7B53F51798}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • Gacela2.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Gacela' with a class of {4BEEA052-726D-4A6E-B65D-A6BD07C263F3}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Gacela2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Gacela' with the class of {5F6E2508-41C4-4D4B-8AC3-D7ED6E4EB2AE}.
2 Services
  • Gacela-Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Gacela-Update-Service' (Gacela-Update-Service) "Provides updates and bug fixes for installed software".
  • Gacela-Reporting.exe runs as a service named 'Gacela-Reporting-Service' (Gacela-Reporting-Service) "Provides reliable data transport services for Browser Extensions".

How do I remove Gacela?

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Or, you can uninstall Gacela 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 Gacela, 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 Gacela.
  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 Gacela you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.09%
Windows Vista 31.82%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.57%
  United Kingdom 11.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Acer 21.05%
Sony 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Toshiba 5.26%
Common models
Sony VGN-NW125J 5.00%
Intel DP35DP 5.00%
HP-Pavilion NC683AA-ABA m... 5.00%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 5.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.00%
HP-Pavilion AY022AA-ABA p... 5.00%


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