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Should I remove HypeNet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,741
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.69 days
256.43 days >
Average installed length: 134.73 days


2014.09.01.235805 2.33%
2014.08.29.155732 2.33%
2014.08.28.195726 2.33%
2014.08.24.163619 2.33%
2014.08.18.072911 2.33%
2014.08.14.032823 2.33%
2014.08.13.232818 2.33%
2014.08.11.112805 2.33%
2014.08.06.130826 2.33%
2014.08.01.234926 2.33%
2014.07.31.094929 2.33%
2014.07.31.011023 2.33%
2014.07.26.234934 2.33%
2014.07.18.013122 4.65%
2014.07.10.202742 2.33%
2014.07.02.190536 2.33%
2014.06.28.010152 2.33%
2014.06.17.221006 2.33%
2014.06.11.230943 2.33%
2014.06.10.224313 2.33%
2014.06.04.225133 2.33%
2014.06.03.233749 4.65%
2014.05.28.232434 2.33%
2014.05.19.225008 2.33%
2014.05.12.223521 2.33%
2014.05.06.225513 2.33%
2014.05.05.231305 2.33%
2014.04.30.222129 2.33%
2014.04.27.020709 4.65%
2014.04.21.223039 2.33%
2014.04.18.230920 2.33%
2014.04.12.002348 2.33%
2014.04.08.215655 2.33%
2014.04.01.215552 2.33%
2014.04.01.215522 2.33%
2014.03.26.005436 6.98%
2014.03.15.013120 2.33%
2014.03.07.192412 2.33%


What is HypeNet?

This adware software (a branded version of the morphing Yontoo adware browser addon) injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with Yontoo or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.


The most used version is 2014.03.26.005436, 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is HypeNetBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 6.86 MB (7,191,197 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • 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 HypeNet.
HypeNetBHO.dll (168fc001a2ed8c289ea41e7e58f2033b) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18038 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9628 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140620 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11637 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.176.11637 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.HypeNet.A
McAfee 5600.7094 Artemis!168FC001A2ED
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7094 Artemis!168FC001A2ED
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA EM
SUPERAntiSpyware 10532 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GEN.F47V0304
VIPRE Antivirus 27964 Yontoo (fs)
29374F18-2D19-43D2-AB7A-7B60D76A11D3.dll (d8ff3737fe124921583fc22757de8ae6) has been flagged by the following 33 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.Ad
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Agent-7593
Comodo Security 18811 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10066 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12657 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12657 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HypeNet.A
McAfee Artemis!D8FF3737FE12
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!D8FF3737FE12
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect 2014-07-08.03 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249624
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.dbc
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OC
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0612
VIPRE Antivirus 31100 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9046
updateHypeNet.exe (6608e3a13c78bb726c8450ac8068161c) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.27.00 PUP/Win32.OutBrowse
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Hypeet
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 10317 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
F-Prot W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13166 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
K7GW 9.183.13166 Trojan ( 0049c6b61 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.HypeNet.A
McAfee Artemis!6608E3A13C78
nProtect 2014-08-26.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323352.C
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.B
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0809
VIPRE Antivirus 32562 Yontoo (fs)
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HypeNet has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove HypeNet.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HypeNet
URL: hypenet.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HypeNet
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HypeNet\HypeNetuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HypeNet

Program module:HypeNetBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\HypeNet\HypeNetBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 29374F18-2D19-43D2-AB7A-7B60D76A11D3.dll - HypeNet
  • (Malware detected) BA20FBE1-D4E0-4143-9BF5-EF76181D031C.dll
  • HypeNetbho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • HypeNetUninstall.exe
  • updateHypeNet.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • HypeNetBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HypeNet' with the class of {9cf7f2d8-05d0-477d-bd80-49233e2ad7d9}.
  • BA20FBE1-D4E0-4143-9BF5-EF76181D031C.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HypeNet' with the class of {9cf7f2d8-05d0-477d-bd80-49233e2ad7d9}.
  • updateHypeNet.exe runs as a service named 'Update HypeNet' (Update HypeNet).

How do I remove HypeNet?

Quickly and completely remove HypeNet from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall HypeNet 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 HypeNet, 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 HypeNet.
  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 HypeNet you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 5%
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 63.64%
Windows XP 20.45%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows Vista 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.05%
Windows 7 Professional 19.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.89%
  Italy 6.38%
  Croatia 6.38%
  UA 6.38%
  Greece 4.26%
  France 4.26%
  Russia 4.26%
  Sweden 4.26%
  Germany 4.26%
  Poland 4.26%
  Indonesia 2.13%
  South Africa 2.13%
  Malta 2.13%
  RS 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 17.50%
Acer 15.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 7.50%
Samsung 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Alienware 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Common models
Parallels Software Intern... 2.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7418 2.70%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.70%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.70%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.70%
Gigabyte EG43M-S2H 2.70%

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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