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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,765
United States Rank #4,412
Reach 0.1453%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.63 days
313.46 days >
Average installed length: 164.70 days


3.0.0 100.00%

lucky leap 3.0.0

What is lucky leap?

From the privacy policy - "We use the information we collect from and receive about users to provide the Software to you, to measure and improve the Software, to personalize your experience by delivering relevant content, advertising, and marketing messages, and to provide you with customer support and respond to inquiries. We may use aggregated, anonymous data about use of and activity on the Software to assist us in this regard and such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy."

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- Changing the web browser's default home page.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.

Luck leap is distributed through a number of download bundles including ones from CBS Interactive, Download and Install Ltd (download.safeinstall.org), Download Admin (vlc.cc) and UpdateStar to name a few.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of toolbar-style 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, tools and applications for search, text referencing, video...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in lucky leap.
luckyleapBHO.dll (86c127216533486a18e491da485ae71b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 7.8799 probably a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.A
Malwarebytes v2013.09.25.01 PUP.Optional.LuckyLeap.A
McAfee 5600.7208 Artemis!86C127216533
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7208 Artemis!86C127216533
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.268 TROJ_GEN.F47V0901
VIPRE Antivirus 21466 Yontoo (fs)
updateluckyleap.exe (1453cf605a8fe401ff59ebb97595e906) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.LuckyLeap.C
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.LuckyLeap.C
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.LuckyLeap.C (B)
ESET-NOD32 9399 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.LuckyLeap.C
G Data 24 Adware.LuckyLeap.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.LuckyLeap
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.LuckyLeap.A
McAfee Artemis!1453CF605A8F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!1453CF605A8F
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.LuckyLeap.C
nProtect 2014-02-09.01 Adware.LuckyLeap.C
Sophos 4.97.0 Lucky Leap
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0205
VIPRE Antivirus 26294 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 24 all detections
lucky leap 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: luckyleap
URL: luckyleap.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lucky leap
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\lucky leap\luckyleapuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by lucky leap 3.0.0

Program module:luckyleapBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:lucky leap
Signed by:lucky leap
Path:C:\Program Files\lucky leap\luckyleapBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • IEClient.dll (by luckyleap) - lucky leap
  • (Malware detected) luckyleapBHO.dll (by luckyleap)
  • luckyleapUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateluckyleap.exe - luckyleap

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • luckyleapBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'lucky leap' with the class of {d77aa852-def3-43cb-a3f5-bd679de72f32}.
  • IEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'lucky leap' with the class of {d77aa852-def3-43cb-a3f5-bd679de72f32}.
  • updateluckyleap.exe runs as a service named 'Update lucky leap' (Update lucky leap).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001121973%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005108%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006112%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:136,729
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:20 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:49 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove lucky leap?

You can uninstall lucky leap 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 lucky leap 3.0.0, 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 lucky leap.
  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 lucky leap 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.94%
Windows 10 19.17%
Windows XP 9.39%
Windows Vista 6.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.02%
Windows 8 9.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.17%
  Taiwan 2.95%
  United Kingdom 2.89%
  Germany 2.66%
  Italy 2.66%
  France 2.10%
  Turkey 2.00%
  India 1.90%
  Israel 1.71%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Canada 1.64%
  Japan 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Belgium 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.35%
Dell 21.07%
Acer 15.73%
ASUS 10.40%
Toshiba 7.98%
Samsung 5.12%
Lenovo 3.74%
Intel 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Sahara 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.86%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.25%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.09%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.93%

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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