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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 #4,433
United States Rank #3,040
Reach 0.1194%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.63 days
608.64 days >
Average installed length: 319.79 days


1.10.01 100.00%

Yontoo Layers Runtime 1.10.01

What is Yontoo Layers Runtime?

Yontoo Layers Runtime is a web browser toolbar and extension that allows users to personalize their web experience when utilizing Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Chrome. Yontoo collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising. The Software may automatically, without additional notice, download upgrades, enable new features, and install fixes to the Software.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Yontoo adds a virtual graphic layer over any existing web page. PageRage adds Facebook layouts to your Facebook profile. Yontoo is a browser add-on that horizontally crosses the internet rather than the standard vertical website archive. The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, includ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home 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 Layers Runtime.
YontooIEClient.dll (db21b43b40f73c1f2faa113cd7e660f4) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
PC Tools 2013 SecurityRisk.Yontoo!rem
Symantec 5/23/2013 rev. 5 Yontoo
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1JE
VIPRE Antivirus 17432 Yontoo (v)
prxtbPage.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.299
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
PageRageToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
       View all 16 all detections
Yontoo Layers Runtime 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 Layers Runtime
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\TARMAI~1\{889DF~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 769.28 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yontoo Layers Runtime 1.10.01

Program module:YontooIEClient.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Yontoo Layers Runtime
Signed by:Yontoo LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\Yontoo Layers Runtime\YontooIEClient.dll
Yontoo Layers Runtime for 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. The plugin commonly displays ads and deals...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) YontooIEClient.dll - Yontoo Layers Runtime
  • OptChrome.exe
  • ldrtbPage.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) PageRageToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPage.dll (by Conduit)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPage.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SFT_IT Toolbar' with the class of {e29dfa44-501b-45be-be17-393b9e5e058a} (SFT_IT).
  • YontooIEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yontoo Layers' with the class of {FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbPage.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SFT_IT Toolbar' with the class of {e29dfa44-501b-45be-be17-393b9e5e058a}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbPage.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbPage.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_PT Toolbar' with a class of {29ACF17C-1713-4286-8F40-BFD05F1E70C8}.
Scheduled Task
  • PageRageToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Yontoo Layers Runtime?

You can uninstall Yontoo Layers Runtime 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 Layers Runtime 1.10.01, 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 Layers Runtime.
  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 Layers Runtime 1.10.01 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.46%
Windows Vista 15.41%
Windows XP 10.40%
Windows 10 2.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.38%
Windows 7 Professional 5.17%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.30%
  United Kingdom 7.24%
  Germany 4.36%
  Canada 4.36%
  Australia 3.54%
  Italy 1.73%
  France 1.51%
  Spain 1.12%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Austria 0.67%
  Iran 0.61%
  Norway 0.48%
  Netherlands 0.48%
  India 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.09%
Hewlett-Packard 27.83%
Acer 15.07%
Toshiba 13.49%
ASUS 3.88%
Samsung 2.37%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Lenovo 1.18%
Intel 0.99%
Sahara 0.99%
Gateway 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.55%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.12%

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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Ryan Salingerover a year ago
Yontoo is detected by many malware companies as being malicious and should be removed from your machine. It's often bundled with other toolbars, coupon software, and other freeware utilities. Yontoo and it's affiliate programs serve little benefit to you and should be removed from your PC. No personal data will be removed as a result of uninstalling this product.