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Should I remove WebConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,815
United States Rank #11,246
Reach 0.0812%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.44 days
750.56 days >
Average installed length: 394.36 days


3.0.0 100.00%

WebConnect 3.0.0

What is WebConnect?

WebConnect is a web browser extension, toolbar and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

The software is distributed using the Install Core download manager (as well as various others) which is designed to deliver potentially unwanted applications. Through various co-bundle relationship the program is distributed through IronInstall (getvdownloader.com), Trusted Software (file.org), Air Software (airdwnlds.com), ISBRInstaller (downloadinfo.co), AppWork, ISfreemium and dozens more.

From the Terms of Service: "The Software provides a suite of toolbar-style browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, tools and applications for search, text referencing, video, social media, website ratings and reviews, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services, including travel and insurance. The Software may also be used remotely to support computing research programs. The Software is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and RockMelt browsers. All browsers must close to install the Software, and the Software will be automatically enabled upon restart. The Software may automatically and without additional notice, download upgrades, enable new features or functionality, and install fixes."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

We think using the web should be free, and we've pledged to keep WebConnect that way too! WebConnect is ad supported, so as you browse the web, you may see inline text advertisements and/or transitional ads. We promise to keep the WebConnect product suite free for everyone to use! In order to keep WebConnect free, we'r...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebConnect.
WebConnectBHO.dll (ba7f639e24a4a8ea93ed40ad72ca44aa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul
ESET-NOD32 7.8828 probably a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.A
Malwarebytes v2013.09.25.01 PUP.Optional.WebConnect.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.268 TROJ_GEN.F47V0904
VIPRE Antivirus 21708 Yontoo (fs)
updateWebConnect.exe (a847d93b85873d40256aad26c23a777c) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.01.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Agent.U
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19960 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 10654 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13866 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13866 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.WebConnect.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
Sophos 4.98.0 SuperWeb
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lmap
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0FJO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0FJO14
VIPRE Antivirus 34424 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 30 all detections
WebConnect 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: Web Connect
URL: webconnect.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebConnect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebConnect\WebConnectuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 742.07 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WebConnect 3.0.0

Program module:WebConnectBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:Super Web LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\WebConnect\WebConnectBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WebConnectBHO.dll (by Web Connect) - WebConnect
  • (Malware detected) updateWebConnect.exe
  • WebConnectUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebConnectBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebConnect' with the class of {2316c625-b487-4410-a1a5-ff040b65245f}.
  • updateWebConnect.exe runs as a service named 'Update WebConnect' (Update WebConnect).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007803073%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049296%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028734%
0.015104% average

How do I remove WebConnect?

You can uninstall WebConnect 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 WebConnect 3.0.0, 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 WebConnect.
  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 WebConnect 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

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 64.65%
Windows 10 20.42%
Windows XP 10.31%
Windows Vista 4.50%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.17%
Windows 8 6.21%
Windows 8.1 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.09%
  MA 9.13%
  Brazil 7.71%
  Germany 7.39%
  United Kingdom 6.81%
  India 4.11%
  France 3.79%
  Poland 3.28%
  Canada 3.15%
  Italy 2.51%
  Taiwan 2.19%
  Spain 2.06%
  Turkey 1.99%
  UA 1.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.69%
Acer 21.91%
Dell 17.75%
ASUS 8.62%
Samsung 5.98%
Toshiba 5.27%
Lenovo 3.96%
Intel 1.72%
Sahara 1.22%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.84%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.19%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.95%

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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Gawainover a year ago
This was a very helpful tip! I've had this programme and another competing against each other when on Amazon and Google - don't know how they got there but they're gone now. My Norton is completely up-to-date so I don't know why it's allowed these programmes in...
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Saraseraover a year ago
Thanks! I've spend months to figure out how to remove annoying ads in the borttog of my browser. I discovered that it was webconnect. Now it's killed.