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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 486.04 days
935.99 days >
Average installed length: 491.79 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


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What is HippoGeek?

HippoGeek is an adware style application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


The main program executable is HippoGeekSACB.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 555.38 KB (568,706 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HippoGeek.
HippoGeekSACB.exe (049854340fa6a710d6bdc04884de414a) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2012.06.03 Trojan/Win32.HDC
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.271360.5
Antiy-AVL Trojan/win32.agent.gen
avast! 2014.9-140126 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3582 Skodna.Generic_r
Bitdefender Gen:[email protected]!p!ei
Comodo Security 12482 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.AdWare.Win32.Shopper!IK
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Adware/Shopper
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:[email protected]!p!ei
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:[email protected]!p!ei
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!049854340FA6
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Artemis!049854340FA6
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.12D35CFD
SUPERAntiSpyware 10822 Adware.Agent/Gen-Pinball
Trend Micro 10.465.26 TROJ_GEN.R29CDF1
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Shopper.pj
VIPRE Antivirus 11997 Hotbar
       View all 22 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.hippogeek.com
Help link: www.hippogeek.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\hippogeeksa\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\hippogeekSA\bin\\HippoGeekUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 555.38 KB

Program filesFiles installed by HippoGeek

Program executable:HippoGeekSACB.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) HippoGeekSACB.exe
  • hippogeekSAHook.dll
  • HippoGeekUninstaller.exe

How do I remove HippoGeek?

Quickly and completely remove HippoGeek from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall HippoGeek 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 HippoGeek, 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 HippoGeek.
  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.
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Win Vista (SP1) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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