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Should I remove AppLow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,120
United States Rank #30,001
Reach 0.0056%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.26 days
273.10 days >
Average installed length: 143.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.32.153.0 100.00%

AppLow

What is AppLow?

AppLow is an adware program that will display extra advertisements when users are using search engines such as Bing and Google. In Chrome, it installs itself as an extension and in Internet Explorer it runs as a process as well as a Browser Helper Object. It also adds itself as a Windows add-on. The program creates an entry in the Add or Remove Programs of the Control Panel however deleting this entry might stop the adware running, but will not stop ads from displaying. Once installed, This adware displays ads if a user searches using Bing or Google by injecting or inserting over new ads in search as well as various web pages that use 3rd party advertising. The software users the InstalleRex download and install manager from WebPicks Holdings used to distribute Pay Per Install monetized software, typically unwanted toolbars and web browser extensions.

Overview

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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 7.06 MB (7,400,537 bytes). AppLow-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AppLow.
utils.exe (0e9e80338addea17d0aec264235e872c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.C
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.CDB
ESET-NOD32 8.9271 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Q
AppLow-bho64.dll (69a1a50738f9a5c02989dd080f6490c9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9286 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25410 Crossrider (fs)
AppLow has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove AppLow.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: savingcollector
URL: justplug.it
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\applow
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AppLow\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AppLow

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\applow\utils.exe
MD5:0e9e80338addea17d0aec264235e872c
Additional files:
  • AppLow-bg.exe (by savingcollector) - AppLow (AppLow exe)
  • AppLow-bho.dll (by savingcollector) - AppLow BHO
  • (Malware detected) AppLow-bho64.dll
  • AppLow-buttonutil.exe
  • AppLow-buttonutil64.exe
  • AppLow-chromeinstaller.exe
  • AppLow-codedownloader.exe
  • AppLow-enabler.exe
  • AppLow-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • AppLow-updater.exe
  • 45360.crx
  • 45360.xpi
  • AppLow-buttonutil.dll
  • AppLow-buttonutil64.dll
  • AppLow-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • AppLow-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AppLow' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411531160} (CrossriderApp0045360).
  • AppLow-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AppLow' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411531160} (CrossriderApp0045360).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AppLow-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppLow-updater.
  • AppLow-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppLow-firefoxinstaller.
  • AppLow-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppLow-enabler.
  • AppLow-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppLow-codedownloader.
  • AppLow-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppLow-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove AppLow?

Quickly and completely remove AppLow 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 AppLow 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 AppLow, 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 AppLow.
  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 AppLow you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.16%
Windows 8 28.36%
Windows XP 2.99%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 8 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.86%
  United Arab Emirates 2.86%
  Canada 2.86%
  Czech Republic 2.86%
  Croatia 2.86%
  Indonesia 2.86%
  India 2.86%
  Italy 2.86%
  New Zealand 2.86%
  Pakistan 2.86%
  Sweden 2.86%
  TN 2.86%
  Austria 1.43%
  Australia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.81%
Acer 22.03%
Dell 15.25%
Toshiba 8.47%
Lenovo 6.78%
ASUS 5.08%
Sony 5.08%
GIGABYTE 3.39%
Samsung 3.39%
Alienware 1.69%
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