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Should I remove StormVade?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,544
United States Rank #33,347
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.45 days
101.80 days >
Average installed length: 53.49 days


2015.05.04.074950 2.22%
2015.05.02.104941 2.22%
2015.04.24.074911 2.22%
2015.04.20.084901 2.22%
2015.04.17.104847 2.22%
2015.04.02.192239 2.22%
2015.03.29.110453 2.22%
2015.03.22.135047 2.22%
2015.03.20.115032 2.22%
2015.03.19.115201 2.22%
2015.03.10.070455 2.22%
2015.03.02.190425 2.22%
2015.03.02.090425 2.22%
2015.02.28.170421 2.22%
2015.02.21.162538 2.22%
2015.01.19.222332 4.44%
2014.12.17.162114 2.22%
2014.11.26.212214 2.22%
2014.11.09.002128 2.22%
2014.10.23.232635 2.22%
2014.10.06.144649 2.22%
2014.09.29.210418 2.22%
2014.09.28.204941 2.22%
2014.09.23.014027 2.22%
2014.09.15.123513 2.22%
2014.09.13.123504 2.22%
2014.09.04.012610 2.22%
2014.09.03.132609 2.22%
2014.08.25.211604 6.67%
2014.08.18.203316 2.22%
2014.08.08.010325 6.67%
2014.08.05.194557 2.22%
2014.08.02.004229 2.22%
2014.07.18.135149 2.22%
2014.07.13.043345 2.22%
2014.07.12.021309 2.22%
2014.07.08.032145 2.22%
2014.07.01.225410 2.22%
2014.06.21.010349 2.22%
2014.06.05.203138 2.22%


What is StormVade?

StormVade is an web browser advertisement injection extension that is designed with the core purpose of delivering ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of banners (both static and videos) as well as context-hyper links. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Ads which are delivered by this adware are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

While you surf the web StormVade's tools compare deals, inline, related review and a search are working hard behind the scenes to enhance your browsing. You'll save time (and money) with StormVade installed. StormVade is ad supported, so as you browse the web, you may see inline text advertisements and/or traditional a...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in StormVade.
StormVadeBHO.dll (0ac603c4fa7fd7c4ba04ddaf3afaf7bf) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3390 BrowseFox.F
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18759 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.10042 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-06-08_4 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12612 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.180.12612 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.09 PUP.Optional.StormVade.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!0AC603C4FA7F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!0AC603C4FA7F
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.dbc
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA CM
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0618
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30940 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9068
updateStormVade.exe (bf5a4ae509efe18be11f30637862a94d) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BM
AhnLab-V3 2015.01.26.00 Adware/Win32.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BM
AVG Generic.947
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.stor
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BM
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BM (B)
ESET-NOD32 11073 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-8f34879e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BM
G Data 24 Adware.BrowseFox.BM
K7 AntiVirus 9.192.14752 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.192.14748 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BM
nProtect 2015-01-23.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BM
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA KD
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
VIPRE Antivirus 36988 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 57 all detections
StormVade 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: StormVade
URL: stormvade.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StormVade
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\StormVade\StormVadeUn.exe REP_
Estimated size: 6.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StormVade

Program module:StormVadeBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\StormVade\StormVadeBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) StormVadebho.dll - StormVade
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • StormVadeUninstall.exe
  • updateStormVade.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • StormVadebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'StormVade' with the class of {3d5607cc-7814-46d1-bc4d-fc94740efdae}.
  • updateStormVade.exe runs as a service named 'Update StormVade' (Update StormVade).

How do I remove StormVade?

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

Win 10 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.33%
Windows 7 35.56%
Windows Vista 8.89%
Windows XP 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 35.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.07%
  France 24.14%
  Spain 5.17%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Australia 1.72%
  Canada 1.72%
  BG 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.95%
Dell 21.43%
ASUS 19.05%
Acer 9.52%
Toshiba 7.14%
Sony 4.76%
Lenovo 2.38%
American Megatrends 2.38%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.82%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.55%
ASUSTeK X550CA 4.55%
ASUSTeK K53TA 2.27%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-B 2.27%

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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