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Should I remove ace race?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,104
United States Rank #18,664
Reach 0.0098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.35 days
157.87 days >
Average installed length: 82.95 days


2015.02.02.082413 0.52%
2015.02.02.032413 1.03%
2015.02.01.222412 0.52%
2015.02.01.172417 3.61%
2015.02.01.122417 1.03%
2015.02.01.022414 3.61%
2015.01.31.212413 1.55%
2015.01.31.162412 0.52%
2015.01.31.112411 1.03%
2015.01.31.021704 0.52%
2015.01.30.202408 1.55%
2015.01.30.152403 1.55%
2015.01.30.102402 1.03%
2015.01.30.002359 1.55%
2015.01.29.192401 2.06%
2015.01.29.092359 1.03%
2015.01.29.042355 0.52%
2015.01.28.232354 2.06%
2015.01.28.132352 1.03%
2015.01.28.082352 0.52%
2015.01.27.222350 1.03%
2015.01.27.172349 1.03%
2015.01.27.122349 1.55%
2015.01.27.072349 0.52%
2015.01.27.022347 1.55%
2015.01.26.212347 1.03%
2015.01.26.162347 2.06%
2015.01.26.112345 0.52%
2015.01.26.062344 1.03%
2015.01.25.202342 0.52%
2015.01.25.152342 2.06%
2015.01.25.102341 1.55%
2015.01.24.232345 1.55%
2015.01.24.182344 1.55%
2015.01.24.132342 2.06%
2015.01.24.072412 1.03%
2015.01.24.022408 0.52%
2015.01.23.212401 1.55%
2015.01.23.112401 1.03%
2015.01.23.012357 0.52%
2015.01.22.202358 0.52%
2015.01.22.152357 1.03%
2015.01.22.102357 0.52%
2015.01.21.192355 0.52%
2015.01.21.092351 1.55%
2015.01.21.032347 1.03%
2015.01.20.022344 1.03%
2015.01.19.162341 0.52%
2015.01.19.012348 0.52%
2015.01.18.102344 1.55%
2015.01.17.192345 1.03%
103 versions

ace race

What is ace race?

Ace Race is an ad-supported program that will display third-party advertisements in the form of coupons, price-comparisons, display media, affiliate links, banners, popups/popunders and other links through means including but not limited to the content of any web page accessed, plug-ins, add-ons, or the browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying ads.


The most common release is 2015.02.01.172417, 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 updateacerace.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 10.23 MB (10,727,738 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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ace race.
aceracebho.dll (3e6523f110ae3440609696b5a8401f3c) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.BB
AVG 2016.0.3015 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Browsefox-245
Comodo Security 22954 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1742
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BB
ESET-NOD32 9.12062 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.rg
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16825 Trojan
K7GW 13.207.16826 Trojan ( 004b65171 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.12 PUP.Optional.AceRace.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!3E6523F110AE
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BB
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.SwiftBrowse.dlbdsd
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AN (PUA)
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 PUA.Yontoo.C
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EAO15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 42704 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.70024
updateacerace.exe (1a940153dbc9774cde45bf25da468d63) has been flagged by the following 38 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.27.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.BB
AVG Generic.A06
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.F8AA
Comodo Security 22871 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1742
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BB (B)
ESET-NOD32 11999 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16684 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.207.16684 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.AceRace.A
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BB
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-07-23.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BB
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA MK
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Eadw
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EBN15
VIPRE Antivirus 42362 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya Adware.BrowseFox.Win32.4482
       View all 80 all detections
ace race 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: ace race
URL: acerace.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ace race
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ace race\aceraceuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ace race

Program executable:updateacerace.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ace race\updateacerace.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) aceracebho.dll - ace race
  • aceraceUn.exe
  • aceraceUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • aceracebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ace race' with the class of {68182220-3c75-49d9-a9c4-4093d3986279}.
  • updateacerace.exe runs as a service named 'Update ace race' (Update ace race).

How do I remove ace race?

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

Win 10 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.91%
Windows 10 44.85%
Windows XP 5.67%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 23.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.19%
Windows 7 Professional 7.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.58%
  Brazil 5.83%
  France 5.00%
  Italy 3.33%
  Canada 2.92%
  DZ 2.50%
  Egypt 2.50%
  United Kingdom 2.50%
  Germany 2.08%
  Poland 2.08%
  MA 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Ireland 1.25%
  Australia 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.85%
Dell 18.25%
Acer 12.41%
Lenovo 10.22%
Toshiba 10.22%
ASUS 8.03%
Samsung 1.46%
American Megatrends 1.46%
Sahara 0.73%
Alienware 0.73%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.35%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.61%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.61%
HP Pro 3500 Series 1.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.74%

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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