sizlsearch

sizlsearch

Known Adware

by Yontoo Technology, Inc.

What is sizlsearch?

sizlsearch is software application developed by Yontoo Technology, Inc.. It is most commonly found on computers running Windows 7 with nearly 54.97% of installations running this operating system. sizlsearch's installer is typically 2.00 MB in size and installs around 15 files. The most common release is 2014.08.27.110735 with 1.39% of all installations currently using this version.

sizlsearch is most popular in the United States with 59.69% of installations residing in this country.

About sizlsearch?

Sizlsearch is an adware application distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebranded version of various web browser extensions that Yontoo offers, all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle and, upon installation, installs itself as a web browser add-in, plugin, and/or extension depending on the browser being used (e.g. Chrome, IE, Firefox). Sizlsearch injects various forms of advertising into the browser, including inline text, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping pop-ups, as well as a number of banners and pop-ups/pop-unders for additional offers of standard ads and unwanted software. In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension modifies the web browser's settings to facilitate ad injection offers. Without any notice to the user, the software automatically adjusts the two-second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off, preventing IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing unwanted effects. It also modifies the browser's Instant Search feature and adjusts the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link opens the page in a new browser tab. Note from 3rd-party bundle installers: "The free sizlsearch software provides features that enhance your web browsing experience. Sizlsearch enables multi-site searching, special offers and coupons, related search results, comparison shopping, website ratings and reviews. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing. The sizlsearch content includes advertisements and is not affiliated with any underlying websites. Browser settings will be adjusted at install. User info is collected and shared for ad relevance and other purposes."

Multiple virus scanners have detected malware in sizlsearch.

DF5459D9-5EE1-4649-ACDC-26DBB93E7B4D.dll (MD5: 7c2719d1d2d975f6548860b8ee9ab88b) has been flagged by 8 scanners:
Scanner Software Result
Comodo Security Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus Yontoo (fs)
8215EB2B-CF62-407A-8942-E6300B726E40.dll (MD5: 1d060e8b6ed1070359a6c32c0a567161) has been flagged by 30 scanners:
Scanner Software Result
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 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Agent
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee Artemis!1D060E8B6ED1
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!1D060E8B6ED1
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos Generic PUA BM
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0611
VIPRE Antivirus Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9011
64333828-9BF9-4F1F-913C-86704A57F4EC.dll (MD5: a5a655f190425fe84a59f4d27e82edec) has been flagged by 30 scanners:
Scanner Software Result
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 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Agent
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee Artemis!A5A655F19042
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!A5A655F19042
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos Generic PUA BB
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0613
VIPRE Antivirus Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9011
updatesizlsearch.exe (MD5: cae2d2ec42a2994cfb3b1f1eff109ebe) has been flagged by 39 scanners:
Scanner Software Result
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.35
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Sizlsearch.A
McAfee Artemis!CAE2D2EC42A2
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!CAE2D2EC42A2
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V0327
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
AhnLab-V3 Adware/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG BrowseFox.F
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
F-Prot W32/BadBHO.AW.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
K7 AntiVirus Trojan ( 0049c6c51 )
K7GW Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249632.B
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos Generic PUA IO
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec PUA.Gen
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9011

Software Behaviors

Services:
  • updatesizlsearch.exe runs as a service named 'Update sizlsearch' (Update sizlsearch).

Software Details

URL:
https://sizlsearch.net/support
Support:
https://mailto:
Installation path:
C:\Program Files\sizlsearch
Uninstaller:
C:\Program Files\sizlsearch\sizlsearchuninstall.exe
Size:
2.00 MB
Language:
English

sizlsearch Executable Details

Primary executable:
updatesizlsearch.exe
Name:
sizlsearch
Path:
C:\Program Files\sizlsearch\updatesizlsearch.exe
MD5:
cae2d2ec42a2994cfb3b1f1eff109ebe
SHA-1:
SHA-256:
Files installed by sizlsearch
File Type Filename MD5
EXE
e92604e043f51c604b6d1ac3bcd3a202
EXE
c5bc3d856c77bc50fb4f06591205e1b1
EXE
8d31becb8cb931c69008858a565afb28
EXE
825eed969cd631463c95a00dc935096f
EXE
f899e07c309cde51e6c5cf8400346fd0
DLL
e9e593c8ec59f9f0f9844f9d0423b580
DLL
7c2719d1d2d975f6548860b8ee9ab88b
DLL
a5a655f190425fe84a59f4d27e82edec
DLL
1d060e8b6ed1070359a6c32c0a567161
DLL
a5a655f190425fe84a59f4d27e82edec