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Should I remove crimsolite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,007
United States Rank #29,104
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.80 days
141.48 days >
Average installed length: 74.34 days


2014.05.21.235107 1.49%
2014.05.11.034144 1.49%
2014.05.08.232259 2.99%
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2014.04.25.210058 2.99%
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2014.04.18.223638 4.48%
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What is crimsolite?

crimsolite is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

crimsolite provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. crimsolite provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installin...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in crimsolite.
crimsoliteBHO.dll (3b2b48ad60b752cffe49b18c4c407bc8) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17740 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9389 Win32/BrowseFox.D
Fortinet FortiGate 3/4/2014 Adware/Agent
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.03 PUP.Optional.Crimsolite.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Sophos 4.97 Generic PUA DA
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 26196 Adware.Agent
updatecrimsolite.exe (3df44bf35075be7a1f7d94ff7c23e5cb) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG Crimso.E8C
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA
CMC Antivirus P2P-Worm.Win32.SpyBot!O
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA (B)
ESET-NOD32 10055 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Crimsolite.A
McAfee Artemis!3DF44BF35075
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3DF44BF35075
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA
nProtect 2014-07-06.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AA
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA FJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0621
VIPRE Antivirus 31042 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 33 all detections
crimsolite 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: crimsolite
URL: crimsolite.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\crimsolite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\crimsolite\crimsoliteuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by crimsolite

Program module:crimsoliteBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\crimsolite\crimsoliteBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) crimsoliteBHO.dll - crimsolite
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • crimsoliteUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatecrimsolite.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • crimsoliteBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'crimsolite' with the class of {1b059c94-7dfc-419a-8aa6-8e643bac7974}.
  • updatecrimsolite.exe runs as a service named 'Update crimsolite' (Update crimsolite).

How do I remove crimsolite?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.24%
Windows 10 32.84%
Windows Vista 10.45%
Windows XP 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.84%
Windows 8.1 17.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.96%
Windows 8 8.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.49%
  Brazil 12.66%
  France 11.39%
  Canada 7.59%
  United Kingdom 5.06%
  Germany 2.53%
  Italy 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.33%
Acer 23.33%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 5.00%
Lenovo 3.33%
Samsung 3.33%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Intel 1.67%
Toshiba 1.67%
Sony 1.67%
MSI 1.67%
Medion 1.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 1720 1.61%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.61%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.61%
ASUSTeK K53BE 1.61%

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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