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Should I remove Yawtix?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,800
United States Rank #33,775
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.53 days
192.65 days >
Average installed length: 101.22 days


2014.09.29.125929 1.15%
2014.09.28.124501 1.15%
2014.09.23.174032 1.15%
2014.09.18.083253 1.15%
2014.09.15.083522 1.15%
2014.09.14.123513 1.15%
2014.09.14.083512 1.15%
2014.09.13.083505 1.15%
2014.09.11.012710 1.15%
2014.09.08.092642 1.15%
2014.09.08.012634 1.15%
2014.09.07.172637 1.15%
2014.09.06.092645 2.30%
2014.09.05.052622 2.30%
2014.09.03.165129 1.15%
2014.08.30.195806 1.15%
2014.08.30.075813 1.15%
2014.08.26.174710 1.15%
2014.08.25.174706 1.15%
2014.08.22.072949 1.15%
2014.08.20.032930 1.15%
2014.08.19.152917 2.30%
2014.08.19.112922 1.15%
2014.08.18.152910 1.15%
2014.08.17.192909 1.15%
2014.08.16.232907 1.15%
2014.08.16.072857 2.30%
2014.08.15.072848 1.15%
2014.08.14.072918 1.15%
2014.08.13.152840 1.15%
2014.08.12.112253 1.15%
2014.08.09.112816 1.15%
2014.08.07.232757 1.15%
2014.08.07.103111 1.15%
2014.08.05.103036 2.30%
2014.08.02.183007 1.15%
2014.08.01.182955 1.15%
2014.07.27.182858 1.15%
2014.07.27.142855 1.15%
2014.07.26.102848 1.15%
2014.07.26.022841 1.15%
2014.07.23.144245 2.30%
2014.07.22.104233 1.15%
2014.07.21.184227 1.15%
2014.07.21.144224 1.15%
2014.07.20.104213 1.15%
2014.07.16.144133 1.15%
2014.07.12.133715 2.30%
2014.07.09.185238 1.15%
2014.07.03.025153 1.15%
2014.06.26.200300 1.15%
58 versions


What is Yawtix?

Yawtix is an adware browser extension that will display banner and text-context link ads aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products. It will cause random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and may also lead to the installation of other unwanted adware programs to be installed without the user's knowledge.


The most used version is 2014.09.06.092645, with over 14% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The main program executable is Yawtix.FirstRun.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 7.17 MB (7,521,764 bytes).
  • 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 wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Yawtix.
Yawtix.FirstRun.exe (5431536183dc24ada3128a19ac59ab9d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen
ESET-NOD32 8.9964 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0611
YawtixBHO.dll (049281d0af062eb164d10ba2dad71cba) has been flagged by the following 38 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FB [PUP]
AVG BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.6B2C
Comodo Security 21443 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.143
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO (B)
ESET-NOD32 11334 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dj
K7 AntiVirus 9.201.15291 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.201.15290 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Yawtix.A
McAfee BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfntoz
nProtect 2015-03-17.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LG
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Suspicious.Eyc
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LH14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38512 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.55973
updateYawtix.exe (5f9697f397abf70044a0d15b90c0f439) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Generic.CB4
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19703 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1822950 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10512 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Kranet
F-Prot W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
G Data 24 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13584 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13584 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Yawtix.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
nProtect 2014-10-02.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1822950
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.D
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LK
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0825
VIPRE Antivirus 33674 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 73 all detections
Yawtix 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 Yawtix.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Yawtix
URL: yawtix.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yawtix
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Yawtix\Yawtixuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yawtix

Program executable:Yawtix.FirstRun.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Yawtix\Yawtix.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Yawtixbho.dll - Yawtix
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updateYawtix.exe
  • YawtixUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • YawtixBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yawtix' with the class of {f9c8ce1b-66a0-4f45-af10-5f24ef19bc4e}.
  • updateYawtix.exe runs as a service named 'Update Yawtix' (Update Yawtix).

How do I remove Yawtix?

Quickly and completely remove Yawtix 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 Yawtix 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 Yawtix, 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 Yawtix.
  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 Yawtix you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 1%
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 51.72%
Windows 8 44.83%
Windows Vista 2.30%
Windows XP 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Windows 8.1 22.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows 8 6.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.40%
  Germany 22.34%
  Italy 9.57%
  Canada 6.38%
  Australia 6.38%
  France 4.26%
  Turkey 4.26%
  Brazil 4.26%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Saudi Arabia 3.19%
  Czech Republic 3.19%
  Mexico 2.13%
  Poland 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.06%
Dell 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 15.28%
Acer 15.28%
Medion 11.11%
Lenovo 9.72%
Intel 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
Alienware 1.39%
Toshiba 1.39%
Sony 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.47%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.47%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.23%
Samsung 300E5E/300E4E/300... 1.23%
MSI MS-7309 1.23%

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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