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85% remove it15% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,847
United States Rank #32,907
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 423.84 days
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Average installed length: 597.06 days

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Web Assistant 2.0.0.441

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.

Overview

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). In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is ExtensionUpdaterService.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.07 MB (2,175,780 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
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Assistant.
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (f70d9dbf55cbf7f0b5705bd5fe79d907) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Agent.gen
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1419 Trojan.Win32.Agent.AP
ESET-NOD32 7.8973 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.BitCocktail.B
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.188760
Extension32.dll (9da6e06960ee751458299512a5b37fbf) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9050 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.94.0 BitCocktail
source.crx (00e158f2303d8ccc24a42795bf371401) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4.0 WIN.Trojan.Genome-43
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.61861 Riskware.Html.Babylon.cwhyhv
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.
Find out how to remove Web Assistant 2.0.0.441.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.incredibar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Assistant 2.0.0.441

Program executable:ExtensionUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Web Assistant\ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
MD5:f70d9dbf55cbf7f0b5705bd5fe79d907
Additional files:
  • Extension32.dll
  • Extension64.dll
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • (Malware detected) source.crx
  • 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).
Service
  • ExtensionUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Web Assistant Updater' (Web Assistant Updater).

How do I remove Web Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Web Assistant 2.0.0.441 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Web Assistant 2.0.0.441, 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 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 2.0.0.441 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.46%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 11.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
Windows Vista Business 4.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.55%
  Germany 12.12%
  Italy 7.58%
  Australia 4.55%
  Canada 3.03%
  Israel 3.03%
  Argentina 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Brazil 1.52%
  France 1.52%
  United Kingdom 1.52%
  Croatia 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  New Zealand 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Dell 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
American Megatrends 10.26%
GIGABYTE 7.69%
Samsung 7.69%
Medion 5.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.00%
MSI MS-7309 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755D 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 2.50%
Sony VPCJ11M1E 2.50%
Sony VPCEB36GM 2.50%

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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