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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,793
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.41 days
159.68 days >
Average installed length: 83.90 days


2013.11.07.204235 100.00%

GreyGray 2013.11.07.204235

What is GreyGray?

GreyGray is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.

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
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • 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 GreyGray.
updateGreyGray.exe (8376ad1238d7c7a667bc6665aa6ae77e) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3546 MalSign.GreyGray
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.BrowseFox.G
ESET-NOD32 8.9473 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ai.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.05 PUP.Optional.GreyGray.A
Sophos 4.98 GreyGray
GreyGrayBHO.dll (2fdb0037a45fc8f7b5d07017b34d1594) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG MalSign.GreyGray
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.AJ
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17993 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 9596 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11554 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11554 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.Greygray.A
McAfee Artemis!2FDB0037A45F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!2FDB0037A45F
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Sophos 4.98.0 GreyGray
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0301
VIPRE Antivirus 27748 Adware.Agent
       View all 29 all detections
GreyGray 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: GreyGray
URL: greygray.biz/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GreyGray
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GreyGray\GreyGrayuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1007.63 KB

Program filesFiles installed by GreyGray 2013.11.07.204235

Program executable:updateGreyGray.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\GreyGray\updateGreyGray.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) GreyGrayBHO.dll - GreyGray
  • (Malware detected) updateGreyGray.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GreyGrayBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GreyGray' with the class of {ae60e6ed-49dd-4099-8b5e-386a4908d5d5}.
  • updateGreyGray.exe runs as a service named 'Update GreyGray' (Update GreyGray).

How do I remove GreyGray?

You can uninstall GreyGray 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 GreyGray 2013.11.07.204235, 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 GreyGray.
  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 GreyGray 2013.11.07.204235 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista 1%
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 62.00%
Windows 10 28.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Windows Vista 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.50%
Windows 8.1 5.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 12.71%
  India 6.08%
  Iran 6.08%
  MA 4.97%
  Egypt 4.42%
  TN 4.42%
  Brazil 3.31%
  Philippines 3.31%
  DZ 2.76%
  Italy 2.76%
  Pakistan 2.76%
  Poland 2.76%
  Canada 2.21%
  Czech Republic 2.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 19.55%
Dell 18.05%
ASUS 9.77%
Samsung 6.02%
Toshiba 5.26%
Lenovo 3.76%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Intel 1.50%
Sony 1.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 2.54%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.54%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.69%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 1.69%

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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