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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 #6,612
United States Rank #8,970
Reach 0.0667%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.62 days
283.78 days >
Average installed length: 149.10 days


1.0.0 100.00%

lucky leap 1.0.0

What is lucky leap?

Lucky Leap is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- 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.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites. Some Software features and ad ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • 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 lucky leap.
luckyleapBHO.dll (973015dfbde27be355f956c67b9c41a2) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
Malwarebytes v2013.10.14.05 PUP.Optional.LuckyLeap.A
Trend Micro 10.465.10 ADW_LUCKYLEAP
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.287 ADW_LUCKYLEAP
VIPRE Antivirus 22700 Yontoo (fs)
updateluckyleap.exe (c77ef06ef0f60c062b065c23061b8c2a) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.LuckyLeap.H
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 Adware/Win32.LuckyLeap
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-CY [PUP]
AVG Generic.5C4
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.luck
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.LuckyLeap.H
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20075 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.LuckyLeap.H (B)
ESET-NOD32 10722 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.LuckyLeap.H
G Data 24 Adware.LuckyLeap.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14007 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.14007 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.LuckyLeap.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.LuckyLeap.H
nProtect 2014-11-13.01 Adware.LuckyLeap.H
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Lucky Leap
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g11
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJO14
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.52009
       View all 40 all detections
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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: 983.7 KB

Program filesFiles installed by lucky leap 1.0.0

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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}.
  • updateluckyleap.exe runs as a service named 'Update lucky leap' (Update lucky leap).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:22.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0072419649%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00378689%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00345508%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:99,417
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:615 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:43 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 1.0.0, 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 1.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 0%
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 64.67%
Windows 10 20.74%
Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista 6.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.89%
Windows 7 Professional 10.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.54%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.69%
  Taiwan 9.42%
  Canada 3.59%
  Israel 3.44%
  India 3.07%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  MA 2.39%
  Saudi Arabia 2.32%
  Egypt 2.02%
  IQ 1.94%
  Hong Kong 1.72%
  France 1.65%
  Germany 1.65%
  Italy 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.04%
Dell 22.51%
Acer 17.53%
ASUS 11.09%
Toshiba 6.56%
Samsung 4.41%
Lenovo 2.49%
Intel 0.79%
Sahara 0.79%
American Megatrends 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.37%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.09%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.53%
Dell Inspiron 530 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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