82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Useful Program?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%


2015.02.17.232537 33.33%
2015.02.15.162533 33.33%
2015.02.08.142459 33.33%

Useful Program

What is Useful Program?

From Yontoo's License Agreement: "The Software is supported by several forms of advertising, which will be displayed as you use your browsers, including, without limitation, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, web browsing-related ads, interstitial, transitional, search, and full page ads. These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through your browsers, 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."

About  (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


The most used version is 2015.02.17.232537, 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 UsefulProgrambho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.31 MB (3,475,566 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 Useful Program.
UsefulProgrambho.dll (cf8fd4d1ecd4169cce77b5444eb623ae) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.AE
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1016
ESET-NOD32 9.11180 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.194.14969 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.194.14969 DoS-Trojan ( 2012f19c1 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.01 PUP.Optional.UsefulProgram.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NK
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0208
updateUsefulProgram.exe (c7de80298b76888c1057d8edce0e3efa) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.G
ESET-NOD32 11180 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.194.14969 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.194.14969 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.UsefulProgram.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0208
       View all 25 all detections
Useful Program has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Useful Program.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Useful Program
URL: usefulprogram.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Useful Program
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Useful Program\UsefulProgramuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Useful Program

Program module:UsefulProgrambho.dll
Name:Useful Program
Path:C:\Program Files\Useful Program\UsefulProgrambho.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) UsefulProgrambho.dll - Useful Program
  • (Malware detected) updateUsefulProgram.exe
  • UsefulProgramUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • UsefulProgrambho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Useful Program' with the class of {6cef19ff-dc0c-49fb-bfca-8122b2bc5b29}.
  • updateUsefulProgram.exe runs as a service named 'Update Useful Program' (Update Useful Program).

How do I remove Useful Program?

Quickly and completely remove Useful Program from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Useful Program from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Useful Program 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 Useful Program, 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 Useful Program.
  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 Useful Program you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Starter 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3542 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 3847 33.33%
HP Mini 110-1100 33.33%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.