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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,208
Reach 0.0133%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.66 days
167.02 days >
Average installed length: 87.76 days


2014.05.02.130713 0.39%
2014.04.30.222129 1.17%
2014.04.30.004244 0.78%
2014.04.29.065348 0.39%
2014.04.28.185342 0.78%
2014.04.28.093321 0.39%
2014.04.25.133256 0.39%
2014.04.24.173248 0.39%
2014.04.24.013243 1.17%
2014.04.23.054324 0.39%
2014.04.22.214320 0.39%
2014.04.22.062504 0.39%
2014.04.21.154202 0.39%
2014.04.21.114201 0.39%
2014.04.20.194155 0.39%
2014.04.18.114134 0.39%
2014.04.16.223222 0.78%
2014.04.15.214858 0.39%
2014.04.12.002348 1.17%
2014.04.09.195746 0.78%
2014.04.07.213818 0.78%
2014.04.04.201638 0.78%
2014.04.03.204536 0.78%
2014.04.02.201943 0.39%
2014.04.01.223110 0.78%
2014.03.28.231011 2.33%
2014.03.28.000038 1.56%
2014.03.26.230543 0.78%
2014.03.26.011853 0.78%
2014.03.24.224604 1.56%
2014.03.21.000003 4.28%
2014.03.20.004717 1.17%
2014.03.17.213612 0.78%
2014.03.17.213545 3.11%
2014.03.15.013120 4.28%
2014.03.14.182008 0.78%
2014.03.13.165445 1.95%
2014.03.12.192056 3.50%
2014.03.11.234342 2.72%
2014.03.10.233053 3.50%
2014.03.07.194940 0.78%
2014.03.07.194536 7.39%
2014.03.05.221816 1.17%
2014.02.28.212019 2.72%
2014.02.26.051729 24.51%
2014.02.24.181624 1.56%
2014.02.21.044812 4.28%
2014.02.19.165224 1.17%
2014.02.18.175314 1.56%
2014.02.15.004422 3.11%
2014.02.13.012613 1.17%
54 versions


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What is melondrea?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

melondrea provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. melondrea provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing....  Read more


The most common release is 2014.02.26.051729, 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 melondrea.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,621,076 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 melondrea.
updatemelondrea.exe (83f6c4c3adb8a014aa8bddc23fb82f7b) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
AhnLab-V3 2015.01.03 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-FE [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BI
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 20577 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.252
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
ESET-NOD32 9.10958 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot v6. W32/S-481ec56b
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
G Data 15.4.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 13.1814525 Adware
K7GW 13.1814524 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.04 PUP.Optional.Melondrea.A
McAfee 5600.6797 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.G
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OO
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PJL14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PJL14
VIPRE Antivirus 36332 Yontoo (fs)
melondreaBHO.dll (df8c63e1aff9bba5991cf040b61344a0) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18463 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9907 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12333 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.179.12333 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Melondrea.A
McAfee Artemis!DF8C63E1AFF9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DF8C63E1AFF9
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.crkvek
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA HK
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g8
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNV.03F514
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNV.03F514
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30036 Yontoo (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: melondrea
URL: melondrea.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\melondrea
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\melondrea\melondreauninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by melondrea

Program module:melondrea.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\melondrea\melondrea.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) melondreaBHO.dll - melondrea
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • melondreaUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatemelondrea.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • melondreaBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'melondrea' with the class of {16f059cb-3d3f-4ecc-b426-bafa47233676}.
  • updatemelondrea.exe runs as a service named 'Update melondrea' (Update melondrea).

How do I remove melondrea?

Quickly and completely remove melondrea from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall melondrea 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 melondrea, 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 melondrea.
  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 melondrea you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.57%
Windows 10 25.58%
Windows Vista 5.81%
Windows XP 5.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.20%
Windows 8.1 9.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.71%
Windows 8 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.12% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 31.12%
  France 11.20%
  United States 9.54%
  Germany 7.47%
  India 5.81%
  Canada 5.39%
  Belgium 5.39%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  Netherlands 3.73%
  Switzerland 2.90%
  Spain 2.90%
  Vietnam 1.66%
  Australia 1.66%
  Chile 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.92%
Acer 27.63%
ASUS 12.50%
Dell 11.84%
Lenovo 3.95%
Samsung 3.95%
Toshiba 3.95%
Intel 2.63%
Common models
HP 1000 Notebook PC 4.63%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.78%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 2.78%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.78%
Positivo Positivo MOBI... 2.78%
MSI MS-7821 1.85%

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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