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Should I remove Jotzey?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,450
United States Rank #11,313
Reach 0.0345%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.10 days
150.32 days >
Average installed length: 78.98 days


2014.04.16.214217 0.45%
2014.04.16.213424 1.50%
2014.04.15.212014 0.30%
2014.04.15.212004 1.20%
2014.04.14.214852 0.45%
2014.04.14.214830 1.05%
2014.04.12.002348 4.34%
2014.04.12.000629 0.15%
2014.04.12.000624 0.15%
2014.04.11.180707 0.30%
2014.04.09.194913 0.30%
2014.04.09.171300 2.25%
2014.04.08.220858 1.50%
2014.04.07.212108 0.15%
2014.04.07.211920 1.65%
2014.04.04.200904 4.49%
2014.04.03.202753 1.95%
2014.04.03.202638 2.40%
2014.04.02.185751 6.14%
2014.04.01.215552 2.25%
2014.04.01.215522 2.25%
2014.03.28.224811 1.35%
2014.03.28.224803 7.04%
2014.03.27.234018 0.45%
2014.03.26.224730 0.30%
2014.03.26.224446 0.60%
2014.03.26.005448 0.60%
2014.03.26.005436 0.75%
2014.03.24.184545 0.15%
2014.03.24.184539 0.30%
2014.03.20.234300 1.35%
2014.03.20.234256 4.04%
2014.03.20.010830 0.15%
2014.03.18.225932 2.10%
2014.03.17.205754 1.80%
2014.03.15.013120 2.25%
2014.03.14.005548 0.45%
2014.03.13.163911 0.30%
2014.03.12.214209 0.30%
2014.03.11.234342 1.35%
2014.03.11.161946 0.15%
2014.03.11.161937 0.30%
2014.03.10.231851 0.15%
2014.03.10.231841 0.15%
2014.03.07.193103 0.30%
2014.03.07.193038 3.74%
2014.03.05.221816 0.45%
2014.02.28.212019 1.50%
2014.02.26.051729 13.77%
2014.02.24.181005 1.35%
2014.02.21.044812 6.59%
55 versions


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What is Jotzey?

Jotzey is an adware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This adware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits.

Functionality of the extension includes:
- Injects advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


The most used version is 2014.02.26.051729, 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 updateJotzey.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 563.35 KB (576,871 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Jotzey.
updateJotzey.exe (bcf051e2f6907df68f570ef8a2b17ca1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9451 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.12 PUP.Optional.Jotzey.A
JotzeyBHO.dll (bd20d4305c1d57bf38ca6d27ea65925c) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-BD [PUP]
AVG BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20101 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.31
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10731 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Agent
F-Prot W32/BadBHO.AW.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.jbk
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14021 Trojan ( 0049f9c61 )
K7GW 9.185.14030 Trojan ( 0049f9c61 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Jotzey.A
McAfee Artemis!BD20D4305C1D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cummdd
nProtect 2014-11-14.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249624.C
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Yontoo.C!gen1
Tencent Win32.Adware.Agent.Pgcm
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJK14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJK14
VIPRE Antivirus 34838 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 37 all detections
Jotzey 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: Jotzey
URL: jotzey.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Jotzey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Jotzey\Jotzeyuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 563.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Jotzey

Program executable:updateJotzey.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Jotzey\updateJotzey.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) JotzeyBHO.dll - Jotzey
  • JotzeyUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateJotzey.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • JotzeyBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Jotzey' with the class of {63a20a19-b1e6-4355-ab4c-28553af40ca2}.
  • updateJotzey.exe runs as a service named 'Update Jotzey' (Update Jotzey).

How do I remove Jotzey?

Quickly and completely remove Jotzey from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Jotzey 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 Jotzey, 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 Jotzey.
  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 Jotzey you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.56%
Windows 10 19.88%
Windows XP 6.73%
Windows Vista 5.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.75%
Windows 7 Professional 14.42%
Windows 8.1 8.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.47%
  Israel 4.42%
  India 4.28%
  Canada 3.87%
  Finland 3.18%
  United Kingdom 2.90%
  Australia 2.62%
  Germany 2.35%
  Italy 1.93%
  MA 1.66%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Saudi Arabia 1.66%
  Malaysia 1.24%
  France 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.86%
Dell 21.86%
Acer 17.44%
ASUS 7.44%
Toshiba 5.12%
Lenovo 4.65%
Intel 2.33%
Samsung 2.09%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Sony 0.93%
Sahara 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.15%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.06%

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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