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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,425
United States Rank #20,907
Reach 0.0294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.42 days
219.02 days >
Average installed length: 115.08 days


2013.11.12.181539 100.00%

outobox 2013.11.12.181539

What is outobox?

Outobox is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking/injection as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

"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."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of 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, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in outobox.
outoboxBHO.dll (448aff98fa4cc97ebfa3b3a82959e8fc) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.Outobox
Bkav FE W32.Clod838.Trojan
Comodo Security 17575 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 7.9263 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140111 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10776 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.02 PUP.Optional.Outobox.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqsznp
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA NB
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1122
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
updateoutobox.exe (5cf2e2f24a079d43727678a74628efa1) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.03.00 PUP/Win32.OutBrowse
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AH [PUP]
AVG Outobox.C42
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19972 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10658 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot W32/A-db42cb3b!Eldorado
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13866 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13866 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Outobox.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
nProtect 2014-10-31.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323352.B
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 OutoBox
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Taza
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0827
VIPRE Antivirus 34454 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 44 all detections
outobox 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: outobox
URL: outobox.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\outobox
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\outobox\outoboxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1009.49 KB

Program filesFiles installed by outobox 2013.11.12.181539

Program module:outoboxBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\outobox\outoboxBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) outoboxBHO.dll - outobox
  • (Malware detected) updateoutobox.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • outoboxBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'outobox' with the class of {30f06672-0e95-41a9-80cb-dee386af99ad}.
  • updateoutobox.exe runs as a service named 'Update outobox' (Update outobox).

How do I remove outobox?

You can uninstall outobox 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 outobox 2013.11.12.181539, 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 outobox.
  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 outobox 2013.11.12.181539 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.84%
Windows 10 21.42%
Windows XP 8.64%
Windows Vista 3.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.30%
Windows 7 Professional 12.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.35%
Windows 8.1 6.26%
Windows 8 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.09%
  Sweden 7.19%
  MA 6.47%
  Israel 5.04%
  India 4.86%
  Taiwan 3.24%
  Egypt 3.06%
  Saudi Arabia 2.52%
  United Kingdom 2.16%
  Belgium 1.98%
  Iran 1.98%
  Canada 1.98%
  IQ 1.80%
  France 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.68%
Dell 22.02%
Acer 12.95%
ASUS 10.10%
Toshiba 9.84%
Samsung 4.66%
Lenovo 4.15%
Intel 2.07%
Sahara 1.04%
Sony 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.30%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.15%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.15%
ASUS All Series 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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