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As this site currently has a wot trust badge this needs urgent action please.
I first came across this site yesterday when I opened Firefox. It appeared on a
new tab next to my homepage.
Further investigation shows it is blocked by malwarebytes pro
IP 188.8.131.52 / sanityswitch.com (same owner) is blacklisted by hphosts
When I submit to v/t I discover there is an adware called W32/Yontoo
See also emsisoft
spybot have removal instructions for Yontoo.Pagerage spybot forum
dropdowndeals.com see v/t
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I double checked the sites (more for my own sake) and results were the same, thanks for the info.
dropdowndeals.com & yontoo.com are still in the green and need more ratings.
Good catch , Shazza !
Thank you shazza
I downloaded SanitySwitchSetup.exe and uploaded to VT
File name: SanitySwitchSetup.exe
Submission date: 2011-08-19 17:33:23 (UTC)
Current status: finished
Result: 9/ 44 (20.5%)
Commtouch 184.108.40.206 2011.08.19 W32/Yontoo.A
F-Prot 220.127.116.11 2011.08.19 W32/Yontoo.A
K7AntiVirus 9.109.5030 2011.08.18 Adware
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 2011.08.19 Artemis!86CB5026BF8C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2010.1D 2011.08.19 Artemis!86CB5026BF8C
Norman 6.07.10 2011.08.19 W32/Agent.VBAZ.dropper
Panda 10.0.3.5 2011.08.19 Suspicious file
VBA32 18.104.22.168 2011.08.19 Adware.Yontoo.a
VIPRE 10210 2011.08.19 Yontoo (v)
Going to rate
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Hello and thank you for your feedback. Yontoo cannot install itself, more cases than none, the software is installed through bundled offers that users sign up for. Our software is neither a virus, nor malware or spyware. We are in contact with malwarebytes pro to get the software taken off their list as they are unknowingly giving our software a bad name. Our software can be easily uninstalled by following these instructions:
Go to your start menu
Click on Control Panel
Click Remove Programs
Remove Yontoo Layers and the PageRage toolbar
If you would like to reach out to us for further assistance, you can do so at this email address: email@example.com, thank you.
Uninstalling the toolbar might appear easy but not all users are advanced users. There are thousands of BEGINNERS that can fall into installing a questionable toolbar and the most of them do not even know what risks may come with any adware ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware )
I installed one of your toolbars, I was alerted severaI times by WinPatrol, my Browser was hijacked
Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Get your software delisted from the above mentioned antimalware vendors or stop distributing adware and I'll remove my rating and comment.
Post scriptum, I would add to the above list
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Cnet downloaders installed that on my machine with out my knowledge!
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