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Should I remove Facicons?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,210
Reach 0.0017%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.1 100.00%

Facicons

What is Facicons?

Installs the Facicons Toolbar, an adware program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

About  (from the publisher)

As with most of the people we know, a growing portion of communication with our friends and family runs through Facebook. Amongst other things, we post status updates, comment on our friends feeds and upload the occasional picture. With this amount of writing in Facebook, something started to frustrate us. How come t...  Read more
Overview
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove Facicons with Reason Core Security.
Facicons 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 Facicons.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.facicons.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\facicons
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Facicons\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Facicons

Program module:facicons.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\facicons\facicons.dll
MD5:a38c85c4155a7600e83286a00f42e213
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe
  • remote.exe (by UltraVnc) - UltraVncSC (UltraVnc Self-Extract Setup)
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar Common Utils)
  • tbcore3.dll - IE Toolbar Engine
  • tbhelper.dll - IE Toolbar Helper Module
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper (Toolbar Helper Module)
  • uninstall.exe - IE Toolbar Uninstall
  • update.exe - IE Toolbar Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • facicons.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SBCONVERT Class' with the class of {A1056498-D09A-41E4-864B-505EDD640D9E} (SBCONVERT).
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB02843 Class' with the class of {22E4A387-EBFC-442B-B46A-4E7957176FE0} (TBSB02843).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Facicons' with the class of {7124C800-B6B8-4A2E-BEC0-8B9ECCEA2149}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Facicons' with a class of {7124C800-B6B8-4A2E-BEC0-8B9ECCEA2149}.

How do I remove Facicons?

Quickly and completely remove Facicons 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 Facicons 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 Facicons, 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 Facicons.
  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 Facicons you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows XP 20.83%
Windows Vista 20.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.94%
  Israel 22.58%
  Egypt 6.45%
  BA 3.23%
  Canada 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%
  Indonesia 3.23%
  Malaysia 3.23%
  Norway 3.23%
  Philippines 3.23%
  PS 3.23%
  Saudi Arabia 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Acer 17.39%
Dell 13.04%
Toshiba 13.04%
GIGABYTE 8.70%
Lenovo 8.70%
American Megatrends 4.35%
ASUS 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 9.52%
Compaq-Presario WC774AA-U... 4.76%
ASUSTeK F80Q 4.76%
Acer Aspire 5738 4.76%
Acer Aspire 5536 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 4.76%

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