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Should I remove CommonShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #15,431
United States Rank #11,892
Reach 0.0202%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.85 days
83.95 days >
Average installed length: 44.11 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.04.28.185148 0.35%
2015.01.23.213401 1.06%
2015.01.06.024333 13.03%
2014.12.20.030651 12.32%
2014.12.10.022350 4.23%
2014.11.27.020733 5.99%
2014.11.25.220600 1.41%
2014.11.25.220554 0.35%
2014.11.14.235431 2.46%
2014.10.16.171644 17.61%
2014.10.16.071643 0.35%
2014.10.16.011645 0.35%
2014.10.15.065246 0.35%
2014.10.15.044148 0.35%
2014.10.15.015825 0.35%
2014.10.13.232728 0.70%
2014.10.13.222220 0.35%
2014.10.13.153533 0.35%
2014.10.11.194359 0.70%
2014.10.11.183908 0.35%
2014.10.10.195259 0.70%
2014.10.10.155025 1.06%
2014.10.09.193802 1.06%
2014.10.09.153517 0.35%
2014.10.08.232415 0.70%
2014.10.08.192123 0.35%
2014.10.08.151848 0.35%
2014.10.08.071330 0.35%
2014.10.07.230813 0.35%
2014.10.06.144620 0.35%
2014.10.06.064113 0.35%
2014.10.05.223539 0.35%
2014.10.05.183306 0.35%
2014.10.05.143032 0.70%
2014.10.05.102744 0.35%
2014.10.05.022224 0.35%
2014.10.04.101200 0.35%
2014.10.03.180142 0.35%
2014.10.03.015107 0.35%
2014.10.02.214844 0.35%
2014.10.02.053826 0.35%
2014.09.30.211858 0.35%
2014.09.30.091128 0.35%
2014.09.29.210347 1.41%
2014.09.29.170123 0.35%
2014.09.29.125850 0.35%
2014.09.29.005134 0.35%
2014.09.28.204912 0.70%
2014.09.28.124423 0.35%
2014.09.28.003716 0.35%
2014.09.27.203449 0.35%
94 versions

CommonShare

What is CommonShare?

CommonShare is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear. It will communicate with the adware's servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on. In addition the app may display alerts and popups for updating or installing new applications many of which are ad-supported browser extensions.

Overview

The most common release is 2014.10.16.171644, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named CommonSharebho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.84 MB (2,980,923 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CommonShare.
CommonSharebho.dll (c40ddbd832d82250d290f7f9e68604bf) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3285 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.184.160 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bO
Comodo Security 20063 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Trojan.BPlug.167
ESET-NOD32 8.10710 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
K7GW 13.185.13987 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.CommonShare.A
McAfee 5600.6941 BrowseFox-FRR
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BrowseFox-FRR
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfohwl
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HO
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJI14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJI14
updateCommonShare.exe (891329b7b6b8452414eb845abb14def9) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.12.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-DQ [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4328 Generic.EB6
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.45E6
Comodo Security 21735 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX (B)
ESET-NOD32 11460 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.8.9.0 PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.10.952 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BB
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EB615
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EB615
VIPRE Antivirus 39266 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2135 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.68833
       View all 52 all detections
CommonShare has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CommonShare
URL: commonshare.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CommonShare
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CommonShare\CommonShareuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CommonShare

Program module:CommonSharebho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:CommonShare
Path:C:\Program Files\CommonShare\CommonSharebho.dll
MD5:c40ddbd832d82250d290f7f9e68604bf
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) CommonSharebho.dll - CommonShare
  • CommonShareUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateCommonShare.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CommonSharebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CommonShare' with the class of {b0022d3c-ca81-4a57-ba00-31650a761234}.
Service
  • updateCommonShare.exe runs as a service named 'Update CommonShare' (Update CommonShare).

How do I remove CommonShare?

Quickly and completely remove CommonShare 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 CommonShare 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 CommonShare, 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 CommonShare.
  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 CommonShare you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.18%
Windows 8 44.37%
Windows Vista 7.04%
Windows XP 1.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.01%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.03%
Windows 7 Professional 6.03%
Windows 8 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.29%
  United Kingdom 7.76%
  Brazil 6.65%
  Canada 4.16%
  Italy 3.88%
  France 3.88%
  Germany 2.49%
  India 1.94%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Portugal 1.39%
  Poland 1.39%
  DK 1.39%
  Norway 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.64%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 18.18%
Toshiba 9.09%
ASUS 7.27%
Lenovo 6.36%
Samsung 4.55%
Medion 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.15%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.21%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50-A 2.21%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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