84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove WebSpades?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #12,735
United States Rank #32,635
Reach 0.0247%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.40 days
129.65 days >
Average installed length: 68.12 days


2014.09.03.132603 0.41%
2014.09.03.092620 0.21%
2014.09.02.075824 0.21%
2014.09.01.235817 0.41%
2014.09.01.035819 0.21%
2014.08.31.075818 0.21%
2014.08.29.155812 0.21%
2014.08.29.115753 0.21%
2014.08.28.155746 0.21%
2014.08.28.075745 0.21%
2014.08.27.235744 0.21%
2014.08.27.113751 0.21%
2014.08.25.174656 0.21%
2014.08.25.123704 0.21%
2014.08.24.083658 0.41%
2014.08.24.043658 0.21%
2014.08.23.163657 0.21%
2014.08.23.043655 0.21%
2014.08.22.152943 0.41%
2014.08.22.032938 0.21%
2014.08.21.112933 0.21%
2014.08.21.072931 0.21%
2014.08.19.112912 0.41%
2014.08.18.032858 0.21%
2014.08.17.192858 0.21%
2014.08.17.152852 0.21%
2014.08.17.032904 0.21%
2014.08.16.112907 0.21%
2014.08.15.192852 0.21%
2014.08.14.192850 0.21%
2014.08.14.112835 0.21%
2014.08.13.152842 0.21%
2014.08.13.072838 0.21%
2014.08.12.152827 0.41%
2014.08.12.112829 0.21%
2014.08.12.072827 0.41%
2014.08.11.192827 0.21%
2014.08.11.152824 0.21%
2014.08.11.112835 0.41%
2014.08.10.192819 0.21%
2014.08.09.112818 0.21%
2014.08.09.072819 0.21%
2014.08.08.232822 0.21%
2014.08.08.072805 0.21%
2014.08.08.032804 0.21%
2014.08.07.183101 0.21%
2014.08.07.143107 0.41%
2014.08.07.063109 0.21%
2014.08.05.143034 0.21%
2014.08.05.105548 0.21%
2014.08.05.063029 0.21%
288 versions


What is WebSpades?

WebSpades is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

WebSpades - pulling the best deals!
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebSpades.
WebSpadesBHO.dll (8514f522de6709d44e7cc7bb7c709343) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 18144 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Adware/Agent
G Data 14.4.24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.WebSpades.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!8514F522DE67
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!8514F522DE67
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OH
SUPERAntiSpyware 10650 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 28478 Yontoo (fs)
updateWebSpades.exe (7b51581a5dfc528298d8ed8d09388dc3) has been flagged by the following 38 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
AhnLab-V3 2015.02.18.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.SwiftBrowse
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EX [PUP]
AVG Webpade
Avira Adware/BrowseFox.aow
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Swiftbrowse.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 21120 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1070
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO (B)
ESET-NOD32 11193 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/SwiftBrowse
F-Prot W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.jfk
K7 AntiVirus 9.196.14999 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f96c1 )
K7GW 9.196.14998 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f96c1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SwiftBrowse.cj
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Backdoor.hm
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.SwiftBrowse.dlhlyn
nProtect 2015-02-17.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.dbb
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CB
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Airx
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA815
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA815
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 37670 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.SwiftBrowse.Win32.1216
       View all 56 all detections
WebSpades 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: WebSpades
URL: webspades.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebSpades
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebSpades\WebSpadesuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebSpades

Program module:WebSpadesBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\WebSpades\WebSpadesBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 36DFB456-D700-4F9F-BD53-99CA793749C9.dll - WebSpades
  • (Malware detected) 479A311D-EF25-4E95-BB14-51446EE487BA.dll
  • (Malware detected) 5113584C-4F3B-45AA-8498-6BADDF4583F0.dll
  • (Malware detected) 51953056-A4F5-45F5-BFBC-E4A3D4D137C0.dll
  • (Malware detected) 78BDD3FE-13DA-473F-93E8-8C7934AB2F25.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9685C6B3-F844-4274-821C-0520C775E54F.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9A753F86-70F0-4C80-B2DA-FB734F196A3F.dll
  • (Malware detected) DFD71361-AA6C-49CB-934B-61E3CC11D79F.dll
  • (Malware detected) E9F70D9B-8699-45E9-9312-F827B182D4B2.dll
  • (Malware detected) WebSpadesBHO.dll
  • WebSpades.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updateWebSpades.exe
  • WebSpadesUn.exe
  • WebSpadesUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebSpadesBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebSpades' with the class of {c919d8b2-11e4-43c7-a2c2-9294fd2c4106}.
2 Services
  • updateWebSpades.exe runs as a service named 'Update WebSpades' (Update WebSpades).
  • utilWebSpades.exe runs as a service named 'Util WebSpades' (Util WebSpades).

How do I remove WebSpades?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.44%
Windows 10 34.09%
Windows XP 7.60%
Windows Vista 2.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.76%
Windows 8.1 12.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.63%
Windows 8 6.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.31% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 9.31%
  Italy 9.31%
  United States 8.43%
  Spain 3.55%
  Netherlands 3.55%
  Philippines 2.88%
  Greece 2.44%
  DZ 2.44%
  United Arab Emirates 2.22%
  Belgium 2.00%
  MA 2.00%
  Turkey 2.00%
  Norway 1.77%
  Croatia 1.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.75%
Acer 19.45%
Dell 13.98%
ASUS 13.98%
Toshiba 9.42%
Lenovo 4.26%
Samsung 3.95%
Intel 1.22%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Alienware 0.91%
Medion 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.51%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.62%
ASUS All Series 3.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.31%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.31%

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.