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Should I remove SquareTrace?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.06 days
178.89 days >
Average installed length: 93.99 days


2015.04.24.224905 5.26%
2015.04.24.074905 5.26%
2015.04.23.164904 5.26%
2015.04.21.094856 5.26%
2015.04.17.154843 5.26%
2015.04.15.095141 5.26%
2015.04.14.114850 5.26%
2015.04.11.184838 5.26%
2015.04.10.122549 5.26%
2015.04.08.212215 5.26%
2015.04.06.192204 10.53%
2015.04.05.142348 5.26%
2015.04.03.202246 5.26%
2015.04.03.002238 5.26%
2015.03.30.170442 5.26%
2015.03.29.010436 5.26%
2015.03.27.190433 5.26%
2015.03.27.000455 5.26%


What is SquareTrace?  (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


SquareTrace is a program developed by Yontoo Technology. The most used version is 2015.04.06.192204, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is SquareTracebho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 7.49 MB (7,857,644 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 23% of users of SquareTrace come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in France and the United States.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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 SquareTrace.
SquareTracebho.dll (841462714ef0fa7e040d2ee36dc3432a) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Cyren W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1016
ESET-NOD32 9.11441 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/S-f64f6ec1
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15521 Adware
K7GW 13.202.15521 Adware ( 004b8df51 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.04 PUP.Optional.SquareTrace.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 39164 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 17 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SquareTrace
URL: squaretrace.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SquareTrace
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SquareTrace\SquareTraceuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SquareTrace

Program module:SquareTracebho.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\SquareTrace\SquareTracebho.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SquareTracebho.dll - SquareTrace
  • SquareTraceUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SquareTracebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SquareTrace' with the class of {4388e7a7-d79f-43d4-9b96-5af19e1a0a8e}.

How do I remove SquareTrace?

Quickly and completely remove SquareTrace from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall SquareTrace 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 SquareTrace, 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 SquareTrace.
  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 SquareTrace you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 53%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.63%
Windows 7 42.11%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 21.05%
Windows 7 Professional 21.05%
Windows 8.1 15.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows 8 Pro 10.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.73% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 22.73%
  France 22.73%
  United States 18.18%
  Canada 13.64%
  Australia 13.64%
  Indonesia 4.55%
  Spain 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Lenovo 21.43%
Acer 14.29%
Dell 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
Common models
LENOVO 7844P8F 5.88%
LENOVO 33585FG 5.88%
eMachines eMachines E625... 5.88%
Dell OptiPlex 780 5.88%
Gigabyte B85M-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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