82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Pine Tree?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,523
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.41 days
71.15 days >
Average installed length: 37.39 days


2015.10.10.141724 3.70%
2015.09.23.223635 3.70%
2015.09.01.220341 3.70%
2015.09.01.020556 3.70%
2015.08.30.000642 3.70%
2015.08.29.160622 3.70%
2015.08.29.080623 3.70%
2015.08.14.230701 3.70%
2015.08.07.130339 3.70%
2015.08.01.130421 3.70%
2015.07.30.030340 3.70%
2015.07.25.193058 3.70%
2015.07.17.113018 3.70%
2015.07.11.113014 3.70%
2015.07.03.112922 3.70%
2015.06.23.112901 3.70%
2015.06.16.192852 3.70%
2015.06.16.142852 3.70%
2015.06.11.192840 3.70%
2015.06.05.032458 3.70%
2015.06.02.152453 3.70%
2015.06.01.232924 3.70%
2015.05.31.132444 3.70%
2015.05.29.062442 7.41%
2015.05.27.142435 3.70%
2015.05.07.120806 3.70%

Pine Tree

What is Pine Tree?

This is an adware program. Per the Yontoo's terms, "The Software interacts with your computer by converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Software, and whether an updated version of the Software is available; monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications ...  Read more


The most used version is 2015.05.29.062442, 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. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 9.11 MB (9,556,919 bytes).
  • 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 experts agree, you should remove it!
  • Remove Pine Tree with Reason Core Security.
Pine Tree 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 Pine Tree.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pine Tree
URL: pinetreeinfo.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pine Tree
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pine Tree\PineTreeuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pine Tree

  • PineTreebho.dll - Pine Tree
  • PineTreeUn.exe
  • PineTreeUninstall.exe
  • updatePineTree.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PineTreebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Pine Tree' with the class of {198925f1-49b9-47f6-8a88-7c1fd063c99a}.
  • updatePineTree.exe runs as a service named 'Update Pine Tree' (Update Pine Tree).

How do I remove Pine Tree?

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Or, you can uninstall Pine Tree 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 Pine Tree, 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 Pine Tree.
  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 Pine Tree you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 8 52%
Win 7 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 51.85%
Windows 7 48.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.86%
  France 7.14%
  Mexico 7.14%
  India 7.14%
  Ecuador 7.14%
  Brazil 7.14%
  DZ 3.57%
  Ireland 3.57%
  Russia 3.57%
  JO 3.57%
  MA 3.57%
  Austria 3.57%
  SY 3.57%
  Luxembourg 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
MSI 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Samsung 4.17%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.85%
MSI MS-7592 3.85%
LENOVO 80FY 3.85%

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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