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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,115
United States Rank #45,830
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.19 days
241.61 days >
Average installed length: 126.95 days


2013.11.07.204521 100.00%

Kozaka 2013.11.07.204521

What is Kozaka?

"The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 Kozaka.
KozakaBHO.dll (171da209e2af69f4ce1efdca75a7e2c8) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
Bkav FE W32.Clod494.Trojan
Comodo Security 17565 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.142
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10750 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10750 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2013.11.24.08 PUP.Optional.Kozaka.A
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!171DA209E2AF
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!171DA209E2AF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1030
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25160 Yontoo (fs)
updateKozaka.exe (3a70877707ba60431ae86a01c524bd58) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Kozak-A [Adw]
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.10
ESET-NOD32 9336 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/BrowseFox
G Data 24 Win32.Trojan.Agent.CLUDN2
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.Kozak
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Kozaka.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!3A70877707BA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3A70877707BA
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.ADH.2
VIPRE Antivirus 25786 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 24 all detections
Kozaka 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: Kozaka
URL: kozaka.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kozaka
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Kozaka\Kozakauninstall.exe
Estimated size: 942.03 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Kozaka 2013.11.07.204521

Program module:KozakaBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:kozaka
Path:C:\Program Files\Kozaka\KozakaBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) KozakaBHO.dll - Kozaka
  • (Malware detected) updateKozaka.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • KozakaBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Kozaka' with the class of {a45e3fa8-5048-4372-94ad-c6661671f7fc}.
  • updateKozaka.exe runs as a service named 'Update Kozaka' (Update Kozaka).

How do I remove Kozaka?

Quickly and completely remove Kozaka 2013.11.07.204521 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 Kozaka 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 Kozaka 2013.11.07.204521, 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 Kozaka.
  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 Kozaka 2013.11.07.204521 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 64.13%
Windows 8 27.17%
Windows XP 6.52%
Windows Vista 2.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.74%
Windows 7 Professional 14.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.52%
Windows 8.1 5.43%
Windows 8 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.73%
  Egypt 5.68%
  Taiwan 4.55%
  United Arab Emirates 3.41%
  DZ 3.41%
  Greece 3.41%
  Netherlands 3.41%
  Spain 2.27%
  Indonesia 2.27%
  Israel 2.27%
  India 2.27%
  Italy 2.27%
  Qatar 2.27%
  Saudi Arabia 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.05%
Dell 19.23%
Acer 14.10%
ASUS 10.26%
Samsung 5.13%
Lenovo 3.85%
Toshiba 3.85%
Sony 2.56%
Intel 1.28%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.53%
MSI MS-7752 2.35%
Acer Aspire 4739Z 2.35%
VIZIO CT15-A4 1.18%
Toshiba NB250 1.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 1.18%

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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