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Should I remove Zebar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,013
Reach 0.0072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.51 days
103.48 days >
Average installed length: 54.37 days


2014.09.07.204611 0.99%
2014.09.03.132557 0.99%
2014.09.02.155842 0.99%
2014.09.02.075827 0.99%
2014.08.30.235802 0.99%
2014.08.30.035757 0.99%
2014.08.28.115740 0.99%
2014.08.27.174658 1.98%
2014.08.27.114433 0.99%
2014.08.25.213837 0.99%
2014.08.25.003653 0.99%
2014.08.24.083649 0.99%
2014.08.23.083646 0.99%
2014.08.22.112946 0.99%
2014.08.18.072905 0.99%
2014.08.18.032905 0.99%
2014.08.16.112845 0.99%
2014.08.14.192844 0.99%
2014.08.12.152821 0.99%
2014.08.07.143111 0.99%
2014.07.31.102941 0.99%
2014.07.25.102832 0.99%
2014.07.23.200808 0.99%
2014.07.23.000808 0.99%
2014.07.21.200740 0.99%
2014.07.19.200717 0.99%
2014.07.16.120644 0.99%
2014.07.13.124111 0.99%
2014.07.12.040608 0.99%
2014.07.10.212407 0.99%
2014.07.09.080522 0.99%
2014.07.07.141348 0.99%
2014.07.06.141339 0.99%
2014.07.05.061325 0.99%
2014.07.04.021311 0.99%
2014.07.03.025343 5.94%
2014.07.02.061252 0.99%
2014.07.01.221247 0.99%
2014.07.01.141244 0.99%
2014.06.30.181238 0.99%
2014.06.29.141233 0.99%
2014.06.29.101229 0.99%
2014.06.27.061207 0.99%
2014.06.25.141150 0.99%
2014.06.25.101148 0.99%
2014.06.24.101138 0.99%
2014.06.23.221132 0.99%
2014.06.23.141128 1.98%
2014.06.21.181114 0.99%
2014.06.21.061109 0.99%
2014.06.18.141042 0.99%
88 versions


What is Zebar?

The Yontoo Zebar adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, and text-links and some popup/pop-under advertisements. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page. It will also convert words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements. This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through 3rd-party download managers and installers that may include it as an additional or sponsored offers including adware.


The most common release is 2014.07.03.025343, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named ZebarBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 6.4 MB (6,709,882 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 Zebar.
ZebarBHO.dll (66e92d7d10f36b9a2b1950e4c79e28fb) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVG 2015.0.3459 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.45
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18339 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.31
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.9854 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5/29/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-29-05_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 14.5.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Jiangmin KV140529 Adware/Agent.joq
K7 AntiVirus 13.178.12212 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.178.12212 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.05.29.11 PUP.Optional.Zebar.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!66E92D7D10F3
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!66E92D7D10F3
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OL
SUPERAntiSpyware 10575 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Trend Micro 10.465.29 ADW_BROWSEFOX
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.149 ADW_BROWSEFOX
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29654 Yontoo (fs)
updateZebar.exe (5f675e7ab94edd7143f2abca6f5a2aab) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.1005255
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.05.03 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AL [PUP]
AVG Zebrar
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BD
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.1005255
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19997 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.200
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.1005255 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10672 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.1005255
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.1005255
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13888 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13902 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Zebar.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.1005255
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.desrpn
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 BrowseSmart
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJQ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34522 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 63 all detections
Zebar 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 Zebar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Zebar
URL: metalzebar.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Zebar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Zebar\Zebaruninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Zebar

Program module:ZebarBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Zebar\ZebarBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 28183402-6B1F-4243-9B6A-1A03AB5045B2.dll - Zebar
  • (Malware detected) 2B65B5BD-7C7F-49EA-BEB9-17BDC012DE04.dll
  • (Malware detected) 62ce23e4-f002-4255-9944-ea7164131667.dll
  • (Malware detected) D359820F-7B90-42F2-938C-026C30F68131.dll
  • Zebarbho.dll
  • Zebar.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • (Malware detected) updateZebar.exe
  • ZebarUn.exe
  • ZebarUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ZebarBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Zebar' with the class of {cf8c409e-f507-4f95-b6dd-bf1eecf85c9d}.
  • updateZebar.exe runs as a service named 'Update Zebar' (Update Zebar).

How do I remove Zebar?

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Or, you can uninstall Zebar 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 Zebar, 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 Zebar.
  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 Zebar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 41%
Win Vista (SP1) 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 52.48%
Windows 8 40.59%
Windows Vista 3.96%
Windows XP 2.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Windows 8.1 14.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.00%
Windows 8 6.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.49% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 16.49%
  Mexico 13.40%
  India 12.37%
  France 10.31%
  Brazil 9.28%
  Colombia 8.25%
  United States 4.12%
  Argentina 4.12%
  Belgium 4.12%
  New Zealand 3.09%
  Netherlands 3.09%
  Germany 3.09%
  Canada 1.03%
  Spain 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.88%
Acer 23.29%
Dell 9.59%
ASUS 8.22%
Intel 6.85%
Toshiba 6.85%
Sony 5.48%
Samsung 2.74%
Sahara 1.37%
Lenovo 1.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.25%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.25%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.25%
HP 1000 Notebook PC 2.25%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 2.25%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.25%

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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