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Should I remove PathMaxx?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.31 days
38.55 days >
Average installed length: 20.25 days


2015.11.01.150519 4.76%
2015.11.01.010357 4.76%
2015.10.12.061721 4.76%
2015.09.27.091534 4.76%
2015.09.13.163625 4.76%
2015.07.27.160429 4.76%
2015.05.14.203126 4.76%
2015.05.06.094946 4.76%
2015.04.12.035108 4.76%
2015.03.28.100434 4.76%
2015.02.25.070304 4.76%
2015.02.25.020303 4.76%
2015.02.20.172502 4.76%
2015.02.19.102523 4.76%
2015.02.17.132519 4.76%
2015.02.16.122514 9.52%
2015.02.07.182438 4.76%
2015.02.06.172434 4.76%
2015.01.22.192343 4.76%
2015.01.22.092343 4.76%


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What is PathMaxx?

PathMaxx is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.


The most common release is 2015.02.16.122514, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named PathMaxxbho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 9.83 MB (10,310,504 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PathMaxx.
PathMaxxbho.dll (8e15bb971f1a0f7d2e9aeb8541bdb64e) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AVG 2016.0.3141 AdPlugin
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.AE
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Cyren W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
ESET-NOD32 9.11451 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-f64f6ec1
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15544 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15544 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.PathMaxx.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!8E15BB971F1A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA LL
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Suspicious.Ebgv
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OC915
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OC915
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 39202 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updatePathMaxx.exe (f74f049a7b23794d2b10ded6c39cb7f8) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.BH
ESET-NOD32 11102 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-e9f8bd0b!Eldorado
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Agent.HLJBCN
K7 AntiVirus 9.193.14818 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.193.14804 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox-FTQ
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0123
VIPRE Antivirus 37124 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 40 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PathMaxx
URL: pathmaxx.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PathMaxx
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PathMaxx\PathMaxxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PathMaxx

Program module:PathMaxxbho.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\PathMaxx\PathMaxxbho.dll
Additional files:
  • PathMaxxbho.dll - PathMaxx
  • PathMaxxUninstall.exe
  • updatePathMaxx.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PathMaxxbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PathMaxx' with the class of {cf6bd74e-5c54-4129-8b10-c931bc156fe8}.
  • updatePathMaxx.exe runs as a service named 'Update PathMaxx' (Update PathMaxx).

How do I remove PathMaxx?

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Or, you can uninstall PathMaxx 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 PathMaxx, 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 PathMaxx.
  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 PathMaxx you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 57%
Win 7 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.14%
Windows 7 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.33%
  Netherlands 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  BD 3.33%
  Belgium 3.33%
  Chile 3.33%
  DZ 3.33%
  France 3.33%
  Turkey 3.33%
  Brazil 3.33%
  Saudi Arabia 3.33%
  Switzerland 3.33%
  Thailand 3.33%
  Australia 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
ASUS 23.53%
Dell 17.65%
Acer 11.76%
Lenovo 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Common models
Parallels Software Intern... 5.88%
HP Stream Notebook PC 11 5.88%
ASUSTeK K53E 5.88%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 5.88%
LENOVO 20244 5.88%
Gigabyte H97-D3H 5.88%

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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