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Should I remove TidyNetwork.com?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,025
United States Rank #3,254
Reach 0.0769%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.32 days
894.38 days >
Average installed length: 469.93 days


What is TidyNetwork.com?

From the Terms of Service - "By accessing the Sites and downloading the Software, you hereby grant the Company permission to display promotional information, advertisements, and offers for third-party products, offers or services (collectively “Advertisements”) from Company’s advertising partners (collectively “Partners”). The Advertisements may include, without limitation, content, offers for products or services, data, links, articles, graphic or video messages, text, software, music, sound, graphics or other materials or services. The timing, frequency, placement and extent of the Advertisements changes are determined in Company’s sole discretion. You further grant Company permission to collect and use certain aggregate information in accord with the Privacy Policy."

About  (from the publisher)

Tidy Network allows users to see interesting and entertaining advertisements related to keywords throughout website text. This virtual layer is simply laid over the top of keywords on a web page and can be modified at any time. Ads will appear when you hover over an underlined keyword link on a web page. You will see a...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TidyNetwork.com.
tidynetwork009.exe (966f77a9b64a43693920710c8f462009) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 15778 Heur.Suspicious
Malwarebytes v2013.05.23.01 PUP.TidyNetwork
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_PAIDE.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_PAIDE.A
tidynetwork.exe (0cb2429bf353489c7bda4fa5bc5b033c) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/win32.agent.gen
AVG Generic29.BCVB
Clam AntiVirus Win.Trojan.Agent-91441
Comodo Security 15862 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader5.61210
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.AMN (A)
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Trojan/Generic.aaisl
Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.1.8.219 Win32.Troj.Behav_SC.aa.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Artemis!0CB2429BF353
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Artemis!0CB2429BF353
Norman 7.00.22 Smalltroj.AANTC
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_PAIDE.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_PAIDE.A
VIPRE Antivirus 16708 Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0
tidy2update.exe (b62e4c69a7d2701dee4452991eeec2dc) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17137 ApplicUnwnt
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TidyN
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TidyN.c
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.TidyN.e.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.a
Sophos 4.93.0 Tidy Network
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H01GJ13
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
VIPRE Antivirus 22592 Tidy2Network (fs)
tidy2ie.dll (341bf606eb751fa3457a03669d841b1e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!341BF606EB75
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!341BF606EB75
Sophos 4.94.0 Tidy Network
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0815
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Tidy2Network (fs)
tidynetwork005.exe (4517f4183d7da278937ca18f0bf823b3) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 18149 Heur.Suspicious
Sophos 4.98.0 Tidy Network
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_PAIDE.A
tidynetwork004.exe (902df2abd7d2fbfef9f27717258f2444) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 14912 Heur.Suspicious
Sophos 4.85.0 Tidy Network
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0824
tidynetwork013.exe (c17edd32a37403e2fd7660be8832b52b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17567 Heur.Suspicious
Sophos 4.96.0 Tidy Network
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tidynetwork.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\tidynetwork.com
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\TidyNetwork.com\tidynetwork009.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 547.44 KB

Program filesFiles installed by TidyNetwork.com

Program executable:tidynetwork009.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:TidyNetwork
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tidy2ie.dll
  • (Malware detected) tidy2update.exe
  • spmonk.dll
  • TidyNetwork.exe (by Tidy Network)
  • tidy2networkComdl02.exe (by Tidy Network)
  • tidy2networkTRUS02.exe
  • (Malware detected) tidynetwork005.exe
  • tidy2networkTRCA01.exe
  • tidy2networkTRUS01.exe
  • (Malware detected) tidynetwork004.exe
  • (Malware detected) tidynetwork013.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tidy2ie.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TidyNetwork.com' with the class of {7736C7FA-512D-11E2-B871-DEC36088709B}.
Scheduled Task
  • tidy2update.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TidyNetwork Update' (runs daily at 4:39 AM).
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • tidynetwork004.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TidyNetwork.com' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TidyNetwork.com\tidynetwork004.exe".
  • tidynetwork005.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TidyNetwork.com' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TidyNetwork.com\tidynetwork005.exe".
  • tidynetwork009.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TidyNetwork.com' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TidyNetwork.com\tidynetwork009.exe".
  • tidynetwork.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TidyNetwork.com' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TidyNetwork.com\tidynetwork.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001086438%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007775%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003090%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:12 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove TidyNetwork.com?

You can uninstall TidyNetwork.com 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 TidyNetwork.com, 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 TidyNetwork.com.
  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 TidyNetwork.com you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.44%
Windows 10 26.22%
Windows Vista 9.75%
Windows XP 6.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.28%
Windows 8 16.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.59%
Windows 7 Professional 6.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.07%
  United Kingdom 5.60%
  Canada 2.40%
  Iran 0.62%
  India 0.13%
  Israel 0.13%
  Slovenia 0.09%
  Singapore 0.09%
  Brazil 0.09%
  France 0.09%
  Korea 0.09%
  Kuwait 0.09%
  Indonesia 0.09%
  Romania 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.17%
Dell 22.08%
Acer 14.25%
Toshiba 11.32%
ASUS 5.85%
Lenovo 4.53%
Samsung 1.32%
Intel 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.73%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.15%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.48%


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