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Should I remove neurowise?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,772
United States Rank #12,434
Reach 0.0246%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.32 days
98.04 days >
Average installed length: 51.51 days


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315 versions


What is neurowise?

neurowise is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)

Additionally, the software communicates with a remote server in order to report back the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements.

In some cases, the program's uninstaller will not function properly or will not remove the entire contents of the program and ads may still appear even after removal.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through the browser, the information stored or processed by the software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software.
  • 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
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in neurowise.
neurowiseBHO.dll (6ef10233f1d956faeea5b6c85d43c369) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVG 2015.0.3371 BrowseFox.F
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.141
ESET-NOD32 8.10274 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.Neurowise.A
McAfee 5600.7027 Artemis!6EF10233F1D9
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0811
VIPRE Antivirus 32324 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updateneurowise.exe (9afccb6a5513b2721564384b978cf956) has been flagged by the following 38 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BP
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BP
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar]/Win32.Agent.bcw
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.BP
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EY [PUP]
AVG Generic.832
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BP
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.218F
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Tessview.Gen
Comodo Security 22316 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BP (B)
ESET-NOD32 11722 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Agent
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BP
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BP
K7 AntiVirus 9.204.16111 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.204.16112 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bcw
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BP
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-06-02.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BP
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.F
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Browse Fox
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EAM15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UC0EAM15
VIPRE Antivirus 40768 Yontoo
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.52738
       View all 47 all detections
neurowise 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: neurowise
URL: neurowise.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\neurowise
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\neurowise\neurowiseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by neurowise

Program module:neurowiseBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\neurowise\neurowiseBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) neurowisebho.dll - neurowise
  • neurowiseUninstall.exe
  • updateneurowise.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • neurowisebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'neurowise' with the class of {d08ab008-0647-4784-8e2c-5769cd4a7c3a}.
2 Services
  • updateneurowise.exe runs as a service named 'Update neurowise' (Update neurowise).
  • utilneurowise.exe runs as a service named 'Update neurowise' (Update neurowise).

How do I remove neurowise?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.05%
Windows 10 35.67%
Windows XP 5.98%
Windows Vista 3.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.88%
Windows 8.1 15.15%
Windows 7 Professional 10.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.91%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  India 4.00%
  Canada 3.64%
  Iran 2.36%
  Germany 2.00%
  Sweden 1.64%
  BD 1.64%
  Saudi Arabia 1.64%
  France 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Malaysia 1.45%
  Norway 1.27%
  Taiwan 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.38%
Dell 25.94%
Acer 17.29%
ASUS 8.65%
Lenovo 5.76%
Toshiba 4.90%
Samsung 3.17%
Intel 1.15%
MSI 1.15%
American Megatrends 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.66%
ASUSTeK S301LP 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N4050 2.44%

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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