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What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,355
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.44 days
396.50 days >
Average installed length: 208.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.3.6 3.13%
1.28.153.5 34.38%
1.28.153.2 9.38%
1.28.153.1 6.25%
1.26.153.2 46.88%

Color My Facebook 2

What is Color My Facebook 2?

The Color My Facebook web browser add-in by AugustinDuval is designed to allow users to change the color of the Facebook web pages. It uses the Crossrider Toolbar platform and utilizes a download installer that bundles additional software. It is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.

Overview

The most common release is 1.26.153.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Color My Facebook 2-bg.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 7.68 MB (8,051,100 bytes).

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
  • 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 Color My Facebook 2.
Color My Facebook 2-bho.dll (bd37fa7b6069ec6100922b37bf63f56b) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1121 Adware.Generic.633342
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 2015.0.3599 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14110 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.atAi
Bitdefender 1.0.20.50 Adware.Generic.633342
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodd68.Trojan
CMC Antivirus 1.1.0.977 AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks!O
Dr.Web 9.0.0.010 Trojan.Crossrider.7
ESET-NOD32 8.9175 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Adware/Lyckriks
F-Secure 11.2014-10-01_6 Adware.Generic.633342
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Generic.633342
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10509 Riskware
K7GW 13.174.10509 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4489 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.07 PUP.Optional.ColorMyFacebook2.A
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!BD37FA7B6069
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!BD37FA7B6069
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.30 Adware.Generic.633342
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.56692 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cpffpi
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA EE
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 Adware.Adpopup
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24386 Crossrider (fs)
Color My Facebook 2.dll (33de6cb9150338f92166cac170b28960) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.575 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8385 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0507
       View all 29 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: colormyfacebook.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\color my facebook 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Color My Facebook 2\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Color My Facebook 2

Program executable:Color My Facebook 2-bg.exe
Name:Color My Facebook 2
Color My Facebook 2 exe
Path:C:\Program Files\color my facebook 2\Color My Facebook 2-bg.exe
MD5:148f18faaf176e32adf33407e5ecbe62
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Color My Facebook 2.dll - Color My Facebook 2 (Color My Facebook 2 BHO)
  • Color My Facebook 2.exe - Color My Facebook 2 exe
  • Color My Facebook 264.exe
  • Color My Facebook 2-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Color My Facebook 2-bho.dll
  • Color My Facebook 2-bho64.dll
  • Color My Facebook 2-buttonutil.exe
  • Color My Facebook 2-buttonutil64.exe
  • Color My Facebook 2-codedownloader.exe
  • Color My Facebook 2Gui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Color My Facebook 2 Installer
  • Color My Facebook 2-buttonutil.dll
  • Color My Facebook 2-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Color My Facebook 2-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Color My Facebook 2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311021197} (CrossriderApp0030297).
  • Color My Facebook 2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Color My Facebook 2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311021197} (CrossriderApp0030297).

How do I remove Color My Facebook 2?

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Or, you can uninstall Color My Facebook 2 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 Color My Facebook 2, 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 Color My Facebook 2.
  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 Color My Facebook 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#42,355

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 8 21.88%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.13%
Windows 7 Starter 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.21%
  MA 10.53%
  Taiwan 7.89%
  Egypt 5.26%
  Peru 5.26%
  South Africa 2.63%
  Lebanon 2.63%
  Belgium 2.63%
  France 2.63%
  Mexico 2.63%
  DZ 2.63%
  Pakistan 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  Estonia 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 13.33%
Toshiba 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Acer 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Samsung 3.33%
GIGABYTE 3.33%
Sahara 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 7.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 7.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.70%
LENOVO 114333G 3.70%
LENOVO 20157 3.70%

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