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Should I remove Okiitan?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,200
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.24 days
95.59 days >
Average installed length: 50.22 days


2014.08.16.152849 5.88%
2014.08.15.232853 5.88%
2014.08.06.223101 5.88%
2014.07.10.213417 5.88%
2014.07.09.185238 5.88%
2014.07.01.225410 5.88%
2014.06.26.202249 11.76%
2014.06.24.214734 5.88%
2014.06.19.004727 5.88%
2014.06.16.195433 11.76%
2014.06.07.001136 11.76%
2014.05.03.021147 5.88%
2014.03.13.214859 11.76%


What is Okiitan?

Okiitan is an adware browser extension that will display banner and text-context link ads aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products. It will cause random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and may also lead to the installation of other unwanted adware programs to be installed without the user's knowledge.


The most used version is 2014.06.26.202249, 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 OkiitanBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 7.15 MB (7,494,088 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 wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Okiitan.
OkiitanBHO.dll (b5e1f3c6bb866bf0a2a0b87c260578c9) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVG 2015.0.3459 BrowseFox.F
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18286 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.9814 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
F-Secure 11.2014-30-05_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.5.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Jiangmin KV140530 Adware/Agent.izz
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.07 PUP.Optional.Okiitan.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!B5E1F3C6BB86
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!B5E1F3C6BB86
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA JL
SUPERAntiSpyware 10574 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 29314 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9046
updateOkiitan.exe (aa3f17bc8d9b8948d73ef374c31ffbe1) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.13.00 PUP/Win32.OutBrowse
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-DE [PUP]
AVG Generic.F75
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.okii
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20067 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10714 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13993 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13994 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.Okiitan.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BrowseFox.degrjl
nProtect 2014-11-12.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323352.B
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.B
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK814
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EK814
VIPRE Antivirus 34744 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 52 all detections
Okiitan 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 Okiitan.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Okiitan
URL: okiitan.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Okiitan
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Okiitan\Okiitanuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Okiitan

Program module:OkiitanBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Okiitan\OkiitanBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) OkiitanBHO.dll - Okiitan
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • OkiitanUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateOkiitan.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • OkiitanBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Okiitan' with the class of {446ce558-562c-47d4-81a9-13550cf6effd}.
  • updateOkiitan.exe runs as a service named 'Update Okiitan' (Update Okiitan).

How do I remove Okiitan?

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Or, you can uninstall Okiitan 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 Okiitan, 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 Okiitan.
  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 Okiitan you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8.1 6%
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 64.71%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows 8.1 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 8 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.57%
  Canada 8.70%
  France 8.70%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  PS 4.35%
  DZ 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 18.75%
ASUS 18.75%
Lenovo 18.75%
Gateway 6.25%
Samsung 6.25%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 960 6.67%
LENOVO 64608VU 6.67%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 6.67%
Dell Latitude E6420 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1334 6.67%

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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