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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,356
United States Rank #30,559
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.22 days
979.90 days >
Average installed length: 514.86 days


2.04.1 100.00%

Yontoo 2.04.1

What is Yontoo?

Yontoo is a web browser toolbar and extension. Yontoo collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising. It is a potentially unwanted application that installs a browser extension to display advertisements that appear to be from Facebook. The program will then install PageRage, a browser extension that modifies the skin layout of Facebook but also displays advertisements which appear to be from Facebook.

"The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain links to further information and disabling instructions (e.g. "About this Ad"). Software features, content and advertising may be modified, added, enabled, disabled or discontinued at any time automatically and without additional notice to the user"

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Yontoo is a browser add-on that horizontally crosses the internet rather than the standard vertical website archive. Yontoo LLC was founded by a small group of people that had worked together on previous projects and start-ups. We got tired of feeling like there was so much functionality possible for the Web that was n...  Read more
  • 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
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Yontoo.
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE W32.Clodc3a.Trojan
YontooIEClient.dll (a73f6438b00f78eb54d41b38634125e1) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.WebCake!
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.WebCake
AVG AdInject.Yontoo
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Yontoo.45
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3 Win.Adware.Yontoo-4
CMC Antivirus AdWare.Win32.WebCake!O
Comodo Security 17413 Application.Win32.Yontoo.a
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.11
ESET-NOD32 9151 a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
F-Prot W32/Adware.AKRZ
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.WebCake
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Siggen.cocwct
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Yontoo
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Yontoo
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.WebCake
Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (24fb8db6d1d55e2c5d0a53dfe48e6af8) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Skodna.Generic.AMB
Baidu-International Malware.Win32.Yontoo.40
F-Prot W32/ApplCtnX.Y
G Data 22 Win32.Application.Yontoo.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9980 Unwanted-Program
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.WebCake.d.(kcloud)
PC Tools SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Yontoo
Vba32 AntiVirus TScope.Trojan.MSIL
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 27 all detections
Yontoo 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: Yontoo LLC
URL: www.yontoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yontoo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\TARMAI~1\{889DF~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 670.78 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yontoo 2.04.1

Program executable:sqlite3.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Yontoo\sqlite3.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) YontooIEClient.dll - Yontoo Runtime
  • OptChrome.exe
  • YontooLayers.crx
  • (Malware detected) Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (by Microsoft) - Y2Desktop.Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • YontooIEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yontoo' with the class of {FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8} (Yontoo Layers).
  • Y2Desktop.Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Yontoo Desktop Updater' (Yontoo Desktop Updater) "Provides limited updating assistance for Yontoo Desktop".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042251088%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00247864%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00174647%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,481
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:224 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:128 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Yontoo?

You can uninstall Yontoo 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 Yontoo 2.04.1, 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 Yontoo.
  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 Yontoo 2.04.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.12%
Windows 10 13.43%
Windows XP 5.97%
Windows Vista 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.78%
Windows 7 Professional 6.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.02%
Windows 8 6.02%
Windows 8.1 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.25%
  United Kingdom 11.56%
  Germany 8.16%
  Canada 3.40%
  DK 3.40%
  India 3.40%
  Belgium 2.72%
  Netherlands 2.72%
  Sweden 2.72%
  Australia 2.04%
  France 2.04%
  New Zealand 2.04%
  Egypt 1.36%
  Israel 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 24.73%
Dell 17.20%
Toshiba 8.60%
ASUS 6.45%
Samsung 5.38%
Medion 2.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.80%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite L830 1.87%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 0.93%

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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