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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,596
United States Rank #21,124
Reach 0.0285%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.56 days
1048.92 days >
Average installed length: 551.13 days

ADDICT-THING

What is ADDICT-THING?

The ADDICT-THING (AddictThing) plug-in, mostly found on the Mozilla Firefox web browser is connected to Buzzdock Ads, known to display in Google or other web search engine results in place of normal sponsored ad spots. The Buzzdock Ads box appears at the top of the screen with additional function buttons and sometimes listing its own selected search results. Buzzdock Ads was made possible with Addict-Thing plug-in. Buzzdock Ads is registered as Addict-Thing within the web browser and functions as a browser helper object (BHO).

About  (from Al Bandy)

ADDICT-THING displays minimal ads in order to ensure you don't pay a dime for our application! It's the perfect deal, think about it: you get all of the coolness of ADDICT-THING and it 100% free. Our intentions are good, we don't want to annoy you and we don't want your money either, we're simply trying to cover our co...  Read more

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named bhoclass.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 613.29 KB (628,006 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 ADDICT-THING.
bhoclass.dll (dab0cca61d9bddf01ba0362a8de7e991) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.63.114 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.BHO.gen
avast! 2014.9-130701 Win32:MultiPlug-K [PUP]
Comodo Security 15447 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0182 Adware.Bho.3850
ESET-NOD32 7.8072 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.A
Fortinet FortiGate 7/1/2013 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Prot v6.4.6.5.141 W32/Multiplug.A
K7 AntiVirus 13.161.8284 Adware
Malwarebytes v2013.07.01.01 PUP.DownloadnSave
McAfee 5600.7122 Artemis!DAB0CCA61D9B
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7122 Artemis!DAB0CCA61D9B
NANO AntiVirus 0.22.8.50837 Trojan.Win32.Bho.tnosi
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.13629 Trojan.Win32.Generic.12DFF423
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.182 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1AO
uninstall.exe (2628f4240552cc3b2ba04ee51078ae0c) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.A
Comodo Security 17071 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8888 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.A
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/MultiPlug
       View all 19 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ADDICT-THING
URL: sharetuner.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\addict-thing
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\ADDICT-THING\uninstall.exe /path=C:\ProgramData\ADDICT-THING
Estimated size: 613.29 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ADDICT-THING

Program module:bhoclass.dll (Malware detected)
IEPlugin
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\addict-thing\bhoclass.dll
MD5:dab0cca61d9bddf01ba0362a8de7e991
IEPlugin (bhoclass.dll) is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content. It is part of wxDFast (wxDownload Fast), a free/open source...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • bhoclass.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Bcool Class' with the class of {040C9DC9-3A45-4546-EE8A-FD31E1E85078} (Bcool).

How do I remove ADDICT-THING?

Quickly and completely remove ADDICT-THING from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall ADDICT-THING 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 ADDICT-THING, 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 ADDICT-THING.
  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 ADDICT-THING you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#13,596

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.78%
Windows Vista 9.78%
Windows XP 5.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.91%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.43%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.24%
  Brazil 9.14%
  Germany 3.55%
  Hungary 3.55%
  MA 3.55%
  RS 3.55%
  Saudi Arabia 3.55%
  Sweden 3.55%
  Australia 3.05%
  Romania 2.54%
  United Arab Emirates 2.03%
  Czech Republic 2.03%
  Finland 2.03%
  United Kingdom 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.38%
Hewlett-Packard 24.62%
Dell 19.23%
GIGABYTE 8.46%
ASUS 7.69%
Toshiba 6.15%
Sony 3.08%
American Megatrends 2.31%
Intel 1.54%
Samsung 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.56%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.64%
Acer Aspire 7750G 1.64%

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