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Should I remove UtilZone?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.87 days
881.24 days >
Average installed length: 463.03 days

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UtilZone is a program developed by NBIZ. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is UtilZone.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 536.21 KB (549,074 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 75% of users of UtilZone come from Korea, it is also popular in the United States and Japan.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in UtilZone.
UtilZone.exe (bd8ba1224d58d14d0142218eadc72303) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2013.08.01 PUP/Win32.UtilZone
Avira AntiVir Adware/Sidetab.1.71
avast! 2014.9-130801 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.Sidetab.1
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.Adpopup (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16683 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Sidetab
ESET-NOD32 7.8633 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.GN
Fortinet FortiGate 8/1/2013 Riskware/Kraddare
F-Secure 11.2013-01-08_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.Sidetab.1
G Data 13.8.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Sidetab
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.SuspectCrc
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.08.01.08 Adware.Sidetab.K
McAfee 5600.7154 Artemis!BD8BA1224D58
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7154 Artemis!BD8BA1224D58
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Sidetab.1
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Adpopup!rem
Sophos 4.91 nbiz
Symantec 8/1/2013 rev. 5 Adware.Adpopup
Trend Micro 10.465.01 TROJ_GEN.RCBCELH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.213 TROJ_GEN.RCBCELH
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 20038 Adware.Adpopup
       View all 26 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\utilzone
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UtilZone\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 536.21 KB

Program filesFiles installed by UtilZone

Program executable:UtilZone.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\utilzone\UtilZone.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - UtilZone
  • (Malware detected) UtilZone.exe
  • UtilZoneHelper.dll
  • Cleaner.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • UtilZone.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UtilZone' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UtilZone\UtilZone.exe".

How do I remove UtilZone?

You can uninstall UtilZone 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 UtilZone, 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 UtilZone.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 12%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.24%
Windows XP 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.94%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from Korea
Which countries install it?
  Korea 75.00%
  United States 20.00%
  Japan 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 50.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 7.14%
Samsung RC530/RC730 7.14%
Samsung RC420/RC520/RC720 7.14%
Samsung R480/R431/R481 ... 7.14%
Samsung QX310/QX410/QX510... 7.14%


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