Part of the Yontoo adware component, a web browser plugin that injects unwanted ads in the browser. The module clingclangbho.dll by Cling Clang has been detected as adware by 8 anti-malware scanners. It is installed within the context of Internet Explore as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name ‘Cling Clang’. This file is typically installed with the program Cling Clang by Yontoo Technology, Inc. which is a potentially unwanted software program. It will plug into the web browser and display context-based advertisements by overwriting existing ads or by inserting new ones on various web pages.
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Injects advertising in the web browser in various formats.
6/26/2016 11:20:31 PM UTC (today)
243.8 KB (249,632 bytes)
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Original file name:
Dynamic link library (Win64 DLL)
English (United States)
C:\Program Files\cling clang\clingclangbho.dll
CN=Cling Clang, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Cling Clang, L=San Diego, S=California, C=US
Internet Explorer BHO
The file clingclangbho.dll has been discovered within the following programs.
Cling Clang is a variant of the Web Cake adware. It is a web browser extension that will modify the user's home and search providers as well as display contextual and popup advertising in the browser.
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