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What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,302
United States Rank #31,896
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 224.38 days
880.81 days >
Average installed length: 462.80 days

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Web Assistant

What is Web Assistant?

Web Assistant installs into the IE and Firefox web browsers and provides advertisier supported searchs that changes and redircts default search results as well as DNS errors. Web Assistant becomes the browser's default search provider which changes all search requests as well as tracks your Internet surfing behavior in order display targeted advertising.

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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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is Extension64.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,692,039 bytes). ExtensionUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Assistant.
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (68ccd4964e503e2fc16078d11f373e8f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent.gen
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.Ae
ESET-NOD32 8.9095 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.BitCocktail.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.9 TROJ_GEN.F47V1024
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
Extension32.dll (2894b9b023ad33b7fd4e42f91eae2379) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8555 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.SysTreak.vwjbp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0628
Web Assistant 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: IncrediBar
URL: www.incredibar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Assistant

Program module:Extension64.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\Extension64.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Extension64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Web Assistant' with the class of {336D0C35-8A85-403a-B9D2-65C292C39087} (Web Assistant Helper).
  • Extension32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Web Assistant' with the class of {336D0C35-8A85-403a-B9D2-65C292C39087} (Web Assistant Helper).
Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83F493FF-E35C-4B6F-B50E-A8464A53EAD7}' (runs on registration).
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Web Assistant Updater' (Web Assistant Updater).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006422256%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042815%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021408%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Web Assistant?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 10 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 14.58%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows 10 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.58%
Windows 7 Professional 10.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 10 Home 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.61%
  Germany 4.55%
  Argentina 3.03%
  Australia 3.03%
  Canada 3.03%
  Israel 3.03%
  BA 1.52%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Costa Rica 1.52%
  Spain 1.52%
  France 1.52%
  United Kingdom 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.90%
Dell 14.63%
Lenovo 7.32%
Acer 7.32%
Toshiba 4.88%
Sahara 2.44%
Gateway 2.44%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L750D 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 2.56%
LENOVO 6258RN8 2.56%
LENOVO 0301DDU 2.56%

About Perion Network

Perion Network, formerly IncrediMail, is a consumer software company that develops programs to "make people's online experience simple, safe and enjoyable".
Publisher URL: www.perion.com


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