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Should I remove Settings Alerter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,023
United States Rank #7,775
Reach 0.0165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.05 days
325.83 days >
Average installed length: 171.20 days


VersionDistribution 0.92% 28.83% 48.77% 21.47%

Settings Alerter

What is Settings Alerter?

Settings Alerter is a program bundled with various Koyote products that is designed to 'protect' the settings of various toolbars installed or bundled by the software. Should another program (or user) attempt to modify the settings set by the software, the Settings Alerter will inform the user that something is attempting to change their web browser settings. This program is most notably bundled with various potentially unwanted programs by the company itself or various toolbars such as the Searchqu Toolbar and the FantastiGames Toolbar.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is datamngrUI.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 18.2 MB (19,082,089 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Settings Alerter.
datamngrUI.exe (45d378b9f9fb0997cf67a5cfbdca465f) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.SearchSuite.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8351 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.A

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Koyote-Lab, Inc
URL: www.koyotesoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\settings alerter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Settings Alerter\uninstall.exe /S
Estimated size: 18.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Settings Alerter

Program executable:datamngrUI.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\settings alerter\Datamngr\datamngrUI.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • datamngr.dll
  • (Malware detected) datamngrUI.exe
  • BrowserConnection.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF10.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF11.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF12.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF13.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF14.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF15.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF16.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF17.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF3.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF4.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF5.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF6.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF7.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF8.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF9.dll
  • DnsBHO.dll
  • IEBHO.dll
  • installhelper.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF18.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowserConnection.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DataMngr' with the class of {F2D6C718-7E52-428E-8852-365C4B1A6E36}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • datamngrUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\SETTIN~1\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.

How do I remove Settings Alerter?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.98%
Windows 10 18.40%
Windows Vista 12.27%
Windows XP 11.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.18%
Windows 8 9.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.73%
  Brazil 0.36%
  TT 0.18%
  BH 0.18%
  IQ 0.18%
  China 0.18%
  United Kingdom 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.91%
Hewlett-Packard 30.87%
Acer 11.74%
Toshiba 11.30%
ASUS 3.04%
Sahara 1.74%
Lenovo 1.30%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Alienware 0.87%
Samsung 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.61%

About (from Koyote-Lab Inc)

KoyoteSoft offers you free and easy-to-use tools for all your audio and video needs.
Publisher URL: www.koyotesoft.com


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