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Should I remove DiscountFrenzy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,198
United States Rank #37,918
Reach 0.0077%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.24 days
184.04 days >
Average installed length: 96.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.5.12 6.48%
1.34.4.10 4.63%
1.34.1.29 5.56%
1.34.1.21 32.41%
1.31.153.2 41.67%
1.30.153.0 9.26%

DiscountFrenzy

What is DiscountFrenzy?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking/injection as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer, the extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

Overview

The most used version is 1.31.153.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 8.39 MB (8,798,972 bytes). DiscountFrenzy-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
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DiscountFrenzy.
utils.exe (fa1fa748512b4a48ac0cb5191660e2fc) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1119
DiscountFrenzy-nova.exe (d2f81b8b64140a6432d6bb21b86c4efc) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.950404
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.153.72 Adware/CrossRider.A.5672
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.950404
Comodo Security 18449 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Adware.Generic.950404 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9901 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.950404
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.950404
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12319 Trojan ( 00499dd31 )
K7GW 9.179.12319 Trojan ( 00499dd31 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.950404
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e23
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0529
VIPRE Antivirus 29996 Crossrider (fs)
DiscountFrenzy-bho.dll (f2ee2e5956de6cc110f1c2bcab63bdca) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AMMM
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.AJVp
ESET-NOD32 9401 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.R
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ff
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.mk
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.mk.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
Sophos 4.97.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 26308 Crossrider (fs)
40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-2.exe (725e802e4198eb3ade48d4075e122156) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.154.162 Adware/CrossRider.A.7027
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 14.0.0.3964 Generic_r.OG
ESET-NOD32 9938 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12387 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
K7GW 9.179.12387 Trojan ( 004984e91 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.9a3
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0606
VIPRE Antivirus 30252 Crossrider (fs)
40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-5.exe (6949207e6f6980aa9e9d9ed0124b8b5e) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.154.162 Adware/CrossRider.A.7037
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3964 Generic_r.OF
ESET-NOD32 9938 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.73c
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0606
VIPRE Antivirus 30252 Crossrider (fs)
DiscountFrenzy-codedownloader.exe (a834d465632e35edcc10923ee08d03be) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.145.80 Adware/CrossRider.A.1304
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9726 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Crossrider (fs)
21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-2.exe (25ef38deeba2bd846435104ef3782b33) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9715 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
VIPRE Antivirus 28564 Crossrider (fs)
21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-4.exe (e43f45d5608f667e87c6447964301717) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
VIPRE Antivirus 28484 Crossrider (fs)
21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-5.exe (d11c042a6ad1c836eb5d5c1004f36e3e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.145.26 Adware/CrossRider.A.862
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9717 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28564 Crossrider (fs)
40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-4.exe (4fceb692e86acc1888e5cc86759a9724) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.50 Adware/CrossRider.A.6102
ESET-NOD32 9872 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.DiscountFrenzy.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29780 Crossrider (fs)
DiscountFrenzy-firefoxinstaller.exe (c0f621f16a50fafce4fc6e9ec535275b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 24530 Crossrider (fs)
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DiscountFrenzy 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\discountfrenzy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DiscountFrenzy\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DiscountFrenzy

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\discountfrenzy\utils.exe
MD5:fa1fa748512b4a48ac0cb5191660e2fc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-2.exe - DiscountFrenzy (DiscountFrenzy exe)
  • (Malware detected) 21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-2.exe
  • (Malware detected) 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-5.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-bg.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-bho.dll - DiscountFrenzy BHO
  • DiscountFrenzy-bho64.dll
  • DiscountFrenzy-buttonutil.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-buttonutil64.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-chromeinstaller.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-codedownloader.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) DiscountFrenzy-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) DiscountFrenzy-nova.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-updater.exe
  • DiscountFrenzy-buttonutil.dll
  • DiscountFrenzy-buttonutil64.dll
  • DiscountFrenzy-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • DiscountFrenzy-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DiscountFrenzy' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411531162} (CrossriderApp0045362).
  • DiscountFrenzy-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DiscountFrenzy' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411531162} (CrossriderApp0045362).
Scheduled Task
  • DiscountFrenzy-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_DiscountFrenzy-enabler'.
12 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • DiscountFrenzy-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-6.
  • DiscountFrenzy-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-7.
  • 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-5.
  • 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-4.
  • 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 40953b20-ea03-401c-a33e-e4521178661d-2.
  • 21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 21d5918b-e4eb-476d-a329-c6eef32582a1-5.
  • Plus 6 more

How do I remove DiscountFrenzy?

Quickly and completely remove DiscountFrenzy 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 DiscountFrenzy 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 DiscountFrenzy, 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 DiscountFrenzy.
  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 DiscountFrenzy you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.96%
Windows 8 23.85%
Windows XP 10.09%
Windows Vista 9.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.28%
Windows 8.1 8.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.53%
  Czech Republic 11.65%
  Netherlands 7.77%
  MA 4.85%
  DZ 3.88%
  Belgium 3.88%
  Russia 3.88%
  United Kingdom 2.91%
  Hungary 2.91%
  Israel 2.91%
  UA 2.91%
  Sweden 2.91%
  TN 2.91%
  Poland 2.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.33%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Dell 14.67%
ASUS 8.00%
GIGABYTE 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Alienware 2.67%
Intel 2.67%
Sahara 2.67%
Medion 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sony 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.33%
ASUSTeK X55VD 2.22%
Dell Inspiron N4010 2.22%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.22%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L870-10... 1.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite C640 1.11%

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