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What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is 50ftwares?

The download manager co-bundles a number of potentially unwanted toolbars including Babylon Toolbar, Funmoods Toolbar, DealPly and GiantSavings through InstallCore.

About  (from Luca Barberis)

All of the downloads on our website are completely free and are reviewed to make sure they are virus free. We use a smart download manager to manage all the downloads from this website. This download manager belongs to InstallCore.

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During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 6.63 MB (6,956,986 bytes). The installed file 50ftwares-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in 50ftwares.
utils.exe (c9322f935a6ced74b2c62d674bf9e714) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8613 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMDetector.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.91 Browser Helper Object
Symantec 10/24/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
50ftwares-enabler.exe (752f52554dcfa5a3a6305f81f4369e03) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/CrossRider.A.2846
AVG Generic5.AJKA
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.aai
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 10210 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ie
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.50ftwares.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ctitwc
Panda Antivirus PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 31966 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 19 all detections
50ftwares has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove 50ftwares.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: 50ftwares.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\50ftwares
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\50ftwares\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 6.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 50ftwares

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
50ftwares Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\50ftwares\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • 50ftwares-bg.exe - 50ftwares (50ftwares exe)
  • 50ftwares-bho.dll - 50ftwares BHO
  • 50ftwares-buttonutil.exe
  • 50ftwares-buttonutil64.exe
  • 50ftwares-chromeinstaller.exe
  • 50ftwares-codedownloader.exe
  • 50ftwares-enabler.exe
  • 50ftwares-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • 50ftwares-updater.exe
  • 50ftwares-buttonutil.dll
  • 50ftwares-buttonutil64.dll
  • 50ftwares-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 50ftwares-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '50ftwares' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551126} (CrossriderApp0035526).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • 50ftwares-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 50ftwares-enabler.
  • 50ftwares-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 50ftwares-chromeinstaller.
  • 50ftwares-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 50ftwares-updater.
  • 50ftwares-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 50ftwares-firefoxinstaller.
  • 50ftwares-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 50ftwares-codedownloader.

How do I remove 50ftwares?

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Or, you can uninstall 50ftwares 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 50ftwares, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 50ftwares.
  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 50ftwares you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Pro 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  India 18.18%
  Brazil 9.09%
  Mexico 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Common models
Positivo Informatica SA C... 16.67%
LENOVO 20150 16.67%
ECS GF7100/7050PVT-M3 16.67%
Dell Vostro 1540 16.67%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 16.67%
Dell Dell DXC061 16.67%


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