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Should I remove UpperFind?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.06 days
168.32 days >
Average installed length: 88.44 days


2014.08.15.232841 10.00%
2014.08.06.023045 10.00%
2014.07.28.182904 10.00%
2014.07.27.142852 10.00%
2014.07.27.102850 10.00%
2014.07.25.222840 10.00%
2014.07.23.181204 20.00%
2014.07.08.205245 10.00%


What is UpperFind?

UpperFind is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)

Additionally, the software communicates with a remote server in order to report back the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements. According to the programs's EULA, "These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through the browser, the information stored or processed by the software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software."

In some cases, the program's uninstaller will not function properly or will not remove the entire contents of the program and ads may still appear even after removal.


The most used version is 2014.07.23.181204, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is updateUpperFind.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4.68 MB (4,912,549 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install 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 UpperFind.
updateUpperFind.exe (f64da4bd16447384c28ec1168f159018) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Browsefox.108
ESET-NOD32 8.10210 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.10 PUP.Optional.UpperFind.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!F64DA4BD1644
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!F64DA4BD1644
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA EF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0731
UpperFind 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: UpperFind
URL: upperfind.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UpperFind
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UpperFind\UpperFinduninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by UpperFind

Program executable:updateUpperFind.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\UpperFind\updateUpperFind.exe
Additional files:
  • UpperFindBHO.dll - UpperFind
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • updateUpperFind.exe
  • UpperFindUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • UpperFindBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UpperFind' with the class of {a6d6615b-5a3a-4ecd-9efc-f2684aa5a8db}.
  • updateUpperFind.exe runs as a service named 'Update UpperFind' (Update UpperFind).

How do I remove UpperFind?

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

Win 10 40%
Win XP 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  Indonesia 18.18%
  France 9.09%
  Australia 9.09%
  Germany 9.09%
  Brazil 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Acer 30.00%
Samsung 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
Common models
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 10.00%
HP Pavilion 10 TS Noteboo... 10.00%
Acer Aspire E5-521G 10.00%
Positivo Informatica SA P... 10.00%
HP Z210 Workstation 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 10.00%

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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