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Should I remove PursuePoint?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,973
United States Rank #13,158
Reach 0.0121%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.59 days
194.40 days >
Average installed length: 102.14 days


2014.03.11.234342 3.78%
2014.03.10.234236 0.42%
2014.03.10.234142 1.26%
2014.03.07.195846 0.84%
2014.03.07.195803 6.72%
2014.02.28.212019 1.68%
2014.02.26.051729 13.45%
2014.02.24.181927 0.42%
2014.02.24.181922 1.26%
2014.02.21.044812 4.62%
2014.02.20.171337 1.68%
2014.02.20.000351 1.26%
2014.02.19.185618 1.26%
2014.02.18.175314 2.52%
2014.02.14.180054 6.72%
2014.02.13.012613 2.52%
2014.02.11.223523 2.10%
2014.02.11.194528 0.42%
2014.02.11.165306 0.84%
2014.02.10.202919 1.68%
2014.02.10.054449 0.42%
2014.02.06.172244 8.82%
2014.02.05.223708 0.42%
2014.02.04.044224 3.78%
2014.02.01.021226 10.50%
2014.01.29.231259 6.72%
2014.01.28.010755 8.40%
2014.01.28.010740 4.62%
2014.01.23.231307 0.84%


What is PursuePoint?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

From the EULA:
"The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, tools and applications for search, text referencing, video, social media, website ratings and reviews, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services, including travel and insurance. The Software may also be used remotely to support computing research programs. The Software is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google and Chrome browsers. All browsers must close to install the Software, and the Software will be automatically enabled upon restart. The Software may automatically and without additional notice, download upgrades, enable new features or functionality, and install fixes. The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites. Some Software features and ad placements may contain links to further information or disabling instructions (e.g. "About this Ad"). All Software features, content and advertising may be updated, modified, added, enabled, disabled or discontinued at any time automatically and without additional notice to you."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

PursuePoint content includes advertisements and is not affiliated with any underlying websites. Browser settings will be adjusted at install. User info is collected and shared for ad relevance and other purposes. PursuePoint provides quality website navigation. PursuePoint accelerates your browsing experience with help...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PursuePoint.
PursuePointBHO.dll (2d8c5aa4fc274cafa905087a5d5f9689) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3546 AdInstaller.WebCake
Comodo Security 17828 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9458 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Jiangmin KV140304 Adware/Agent.jaw
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.05 PUP.Optional.PursuePoint.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
updatePursuePoint.exe (343d55d356d741765fd30971e79b1c1a) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BS
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BS
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HD [PUP]
AVG Generic.49A
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1496
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BS (B)
ESET-NOD32 11311 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
K7 AntiVirus 9.200.15249 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.200.15249 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BS
nProtect 2015-03-12.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NA
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PB815
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PB815
VIPRE Antivirus 38372 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 37 all detections
PursuePoint 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: PursuePoint
URL: pursuepoint.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PursuePoint
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PursuePoint\PursuePointuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 585.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PursuePoint

Program module:PursuePointBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\PursuePoint\PursuePointBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) PursuePointBHO.dll - PursuePoint
  • PursuePointUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatePursuePoint.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PursuePointBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PursuePoint' with the class of {e1578e0c-7554-4980-a160-d0f4f7d8af47}.
2 Services
  • updatePursuePoint.exe runs as a service named 'Update PursuePoint' (Update PursuePoint).
  • utilPursuePoint.exe runs as a service named 'Update PursuePoint' (Update PursuePoint).

How do I remove PursuePoint?

You can uninstall PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint, 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 PursuePoint.
  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 PursuePoint you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.46%
Windows 10 30.25%
Windows Vista 9.24%
Windows XP 5.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.39%
Windows 8.1 18.91%
Windows 7 Professional 8.40%
Windows 8 6.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.66%
  United Kingdom 6.05%
  Canada 3.82%
  Australia 3.82%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Italy 0.96%
  Saudi Arabia 0.96%
  DK 0.96%
  Iran 0.64%
  Romania 0.64%
  France 0.64%
  Israel 0.64%
  IQ 0.64%
  Mexico 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 25.13%
Acer 14.44%
Toshiba 9.63%
ASUS 5.35%
Samsung 4.81%
Lenovo 2.67%
Sony 0.53%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.99%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.24%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.24%

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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