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Should I remove NetTock?

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 #35,136
United States Rank #36,524
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.18 days
182.18 days >
Average installed length: 95.72 days


2014.09.20.081854 1.49%
2014.09.14.163504 1.49%
2014.09.11.092752 1.49%
2014.09.08.212628 1.49%
2014.09.07.172616 1.49%
2014.09.03.172533 1.49%
2014.08.26.174651 1.49%
2014.08.24.163628 1.49%
2014.08.22.192958 1.49%
2014.08.06.135702 1.49%
2014.07.16.024540 1.49%
2014.07.08.100901 1.49%
2014.07.06.044545 1.49%
2014.07.05.164029 1.49%
2014.07.05.091201 1.49%
2014.07.02.041720 1.49%
2014.06.28.012304 2.99%
2014.06.26.211052 1.49%
2014.06.24.214734 1.49%
2014.06.19.231242 1.49%
2014.06.19.004727 1.49%
2014.06.17.002716 1.49%
2014.06.11.230943 2.99%
2014.06.09.214918 2.99%
2014.06.08.051741 2.99%
2014.06.07.001136 1.49%
2014.06.03.233749 1.49%
2014.06.02.235819 1.49%
2014.05.29.001200 1.49%
2014.05.25.010443 1.49%
2014.05.21.003350 1.49%
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2014.05.07.231022 2.99%
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2014.04.27.020605 1.49%
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2014.04.22.232137 1.49%
2014.04.21.230048 1.49%
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2014.04.18.004105 2.99%
2014.04.16.225310 1.49%
2014.04.15.214858 1.49%
2014.04.14.221712 1.49%
2014.04.12.002348 7.46%
2014.02.28.212019 14.93%


What is NetTock?

NetTock is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Surf the internet with better technology - NetTock!
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 NetTock.
NetTockBHO.dll (06409a4f8602ac32a26a66b7af199e50) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3390 BrowseFox.F
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21411 Win.Adware.Agent-7593
Comodo Security 19086 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.10205 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Prot v6. W32/BadBHO.AW.gen
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Jiangmin KV140807 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 13.182.12959 Trojan
K7GW 13.182.12951 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.05 PUP.Optional.NetTock.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!06409A4F8602
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!06409A4F8602
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249624
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AN
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.ADH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.F0C2H00GP14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 31938 Yontoo (fs)
updateNetTock.exe (dadbc915c28fec00e486b0d666ccdbd5) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.11.00 PUP/Win32.OutBrowse
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Generic.8F3
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.D
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19763 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.266
ESET-NOD32 10545 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Kranet
F-Prot W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13642 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13642 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.NetTock.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BrowseFox.dehawz
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.B
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BI
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0813
VIPRE Antivirus 33810 Yontoo (fs)
53C9A818-246D-47AC-971F-F8EAC2B4E2C7.dll (b01d93636255a01772ce07ab6e4c4885) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 18122 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 9691 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
G Data 24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11784 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11799 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.NetTock.A
McAfee Artemis!B01D93636255
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!B01D93636255
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA IP
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 28332 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 82 all detections
NetTock 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: NetTock
URL: nettock.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NetTock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NetTock\NetTockuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NetTock

Program executable:NetTock.FirstRun.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\NetTock\NetTock.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 53C9A818-246D-47AC-971F-F8EAC2B4E2C7.dll - NetTock
  • (Malware detected) NetTockbho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • NetTockUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateNetTock.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • NetTockBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'NetTock' with the class of {3cfaf932-a9cb-4e59-99a0-fe04e9df9328}.
  • updateNetTock.exe runs as a service named 'Update NetTock' (Update NetTock).

How do I remove NetTock?

You can uninstall NetTock 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NetTock, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 NetTock.
  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 NetTock you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 7 4%
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 44.78%
Windows 10 37.31%
Windows Vista 11.94%
Windows XP 5.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 8.1 13.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 7.58%
Windows 8 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.16%
  United Kingdom 15.79%
  Germany 10.53%
  Netherlands 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  India 5.26%
  Israel 2.63%
  New Zealand 2.63%
  France 1.32%
  Iran 1.32%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Italy 1.32%
  South Africa 1.32%
  United Arab Emirates 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.48%
Acer 17.39%
Dell 10.87%
ASUS 8.70%
Toshiba 6.52%
Lenovo 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
Gateway 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
MSI MS-7817 1.72%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 1.72%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.72%

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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