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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,985
United States Rank #8,067
Reach 0.0778%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 47.67 days
1406.28 days >
Average installed length: 738.89 days


2.053 100.00%

Yontoo 2.053

What is Yontoo?

Yontoo is a web browser toolbar and extension (BHO in Internet Explorer). It collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising. The program is typically bundled by 3rd party freeware applications as it is distributed through several monitization platforms.

From the EULA:
"The Software provides a suite of 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, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsing reference links, website ratings and reviews, social media, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services, including travel and insurance.

The Software may automatically, without additional notice, download upgrades, enable new features, and install fixes to the Software."

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
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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.
Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (24fb8db6d1d55e2c5d0a53dfe48e6af8) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3601 Skodna.Generic
Baidu-International Malware.Win32.Yontoo.40
F-Prot v6. W32/ApplCtnX.Y
G Data 13.10.22 Win32.Application.Yontoo
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.9980 Unwanted-Program
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.WebCake.d.(kcloud)
PC Tools 2013 SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 10/25/2013 rev. 6 Yontoo
Vba32 AntiVirus TScope.Trojan.MSIL
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Yontoo (fs)
YontooIEClient.dll (2b600176b6eeef08e4b1b3c2b8af2cca) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 16452 Application.Win32.Yontoo.a
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.11
ESET-NOD32 8462 a variant of Win32/Adware.Yontoo.A
PC Tools SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Yontoo
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Yontoo
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0504
VIPRE Antivirus 18826 Yontoo (v)
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE W32.Clodc3a.Trojan.bde5
       View all 20 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 Files2\TARMAI~1\{889DF~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 823.19 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yontoo 2.053

Program executable:Y2Desktop.Updater.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Yontoo\Y2Desktop.Updater.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) YontooIEClient.dll - Yontoo Runtime
  • OptChrome.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe
  • (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 2.053, 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 2.053 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
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 69.15%
Windows 10 17.16%
Windows XP 8.15%
Windows Vista 5.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.59%
Windows 7 Professional 9.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 8 4.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.93%
  Brazil 8.90%
  United Kingdom 4.66%
  France 4.48%
  Germany 3.81%
  India 3.63%
  Italy 3.51%
  Canada 3.21%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Saudi Arabia 1.88%
  Australia 1.82%
  MA 1.51%
  Japan 1.27%
  Israel 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.26%
Dell 22.32%
Acer 20.69%
ASUS 10.50%
Toshiba 6.83%
Samsung 4.79%
Lenovo 3.57%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Intel 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.77%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.71%
Positivo Positivo MO... 3.45%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.18%

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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