82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Larparus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.01 days
0.18 days >
Average installed length: 0.10 days


2014.04.12.002348 33.33%
2014.03.24.222835 33.33%
2014.02.13.012613 33.33%


What is Larparus?

Larparus is an ad-supported (adware) web browser extension that displays popups, banners and injects link ads in the browser. In Internet Explorer it ads a BHO, in Chrome and extension and in Firefox it runs as an add-in that is silently installed. These LookForWord links are placed inside standard text, and they are converted to a double underlined hyperlink. On roll-over it will display "Ads by Larparus".

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Larparus provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. Larparus provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing. C...  Read more


The most used version is 2014.04.12.002348, 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 LarparusBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.14 MB (1,198,241 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 Larparus.
updateLarparus.exe (519a79041f57f29fbde57c1786b447cb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
ESET-NOD32 8.9709 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4/23/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.04.23.03 PUP.Optional.Larparus.A
McAfee 5600.7152 Artemis!519A79041F57
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 Artemis!519A79041F57
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 TROJ_GEN.F47V0411
Larparus 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 Larparus.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Larparus
URL: larparus.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Larparus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Larparus\Larparusuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Larparus

Program module:LarparusBHO.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\Larparus\LarparusBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • LarparusBHO.dll - Larparus
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • LarparusUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateLarparus.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LarparusBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Larparus' with the class of {ae4ca244-b10c-4e80-92f7-f0791ad3cd8e}.
  • updateLarparus.exe runs as a service named 'Update Larparus' (Update Larparus).

How do I remove Larparus?

Quickly and completely remove Larparus 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 Larparus 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 Larparus, 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 Larparus.
  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 Larparus you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

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 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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