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What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #40,908
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.83 days
113.11 days >
Average installed length: 59.43 days


2015.11.23.151024 5.00%
2015.11.19.170737 5.00%
2015.10.04.101616 5.00%
2015.09.26.051735 5.00%
2015.09.16.163604 5.00%
2015.09.11.043544 5.00%
2015.08.24.110646 5.00%
2015.08.21.070638 5.00%
2015.07.05.082920 5.00%
2015.02.25.190428 5.00%
2015.01.27.112412 5.00%
2015.01.03.182326 10.00%
2015.01.03.032325 5.00%
2015.01.02.222326 5.00%
2014.12.24.122252 5.00%
2014.12.22.142158 5.00%
2014.12.21.182201 5.00%
2014.12.18.002117 5.00%
2014.12.05.235549 5.00%

Fact Fire

What is Fact Fire?

Fact Fire is an adware program (supported by various types of advertising) that is usually bundled by third party installers and download managers. Once installed, this ad-supported web browser extension will run within the context of the user's browser (supports Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and is primarily designed to inject advertisements in a number of formats within the web pages the user is visiting. Ad insertion takes place in the form of both full banner adverts as well as text-hyperlinks that are injected over existing HTML content. As for the banners, these are either inserted within existing white space in the rendered HTML or by overwriting the pages ads. In either case, these ads are not associated by the underlying website and are simply injected by the adware through an extension, BHO or plugin depending on the browser.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of web browsing features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications for search, tex...  Read more
  • 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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Fact Fire.
FactFireBHO.dll (8c853f6a188e13b83f6d8464b32bb7b5) has been flagged by the following 36 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
AhnLab-V3 2015.02.20 Adware/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BS
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-HY [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BO
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21139 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.476
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BS
ESET-NOD32 9.11203 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dj
K7 AntiVirus 13.197.15026 Trojan
K7GW 13.197.15025 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.12 PUP.Optional.FactFire.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!8C853F6A188E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BS
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dmjhvx
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BP
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Yontoo.C
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OAB15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OAB15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 37708 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.58107
updateFactFire.exe (ececd81626f6a8a8f46663019ab49f5b) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BS
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BS
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HY [PUP]
AVG Generic.4AE
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1496
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BS (B)
ESET-NOD32 11329 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
K7 AntiVirus 9.201.15277 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.201.15277 Adware ( 700000121 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FactFire.A
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BS
nProtect 2015-03-16.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BS
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LH
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R08NC0EBC15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R08NC0EBC15
VIPRE Antivirus 38484 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 66 all detections
Fact Fire 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 Fact Fire.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Fact Fire
URL: firemyfacts.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fact Fire
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fact Fire\FactFireuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fact Fire

Program module:FactFireBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Fact Fire
Path:C:\Program Files\Fact Fire\FactFireBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • FactFirebho.dll - Fact Fire
  • FactFireUninstall.exe
  • updateFactFire.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FactFirebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Fact Fire' with the class of {38c0d1f5-ccbe-4c53-a15c-31d18578d439}.
  • updateFactFire.exe runs as a service named 'Update Fact Fire' (Update Fact Fire).

How do I remove Fact Fire?

Quickly and completely remove Fact Fire 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 Fact Fire 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 Fact Fire, 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 Fact Fire.
  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 Fact Fire you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 45.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.57%
  BA 5.41%
  Israel 2.70%
  Brazil 2.70%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  TN 2.70%
  IQ 2.70%
  RS 2.70%
  DZ 2.70%
  Malta 2.70%
  South Africa 2.70%
  CD 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.41%
Acer 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Alienware 5.88%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NY428AA-ABA p... 5.56%
HP ENVY m4 Notebook PC 5.56%
Gigabyte H87M-D3H 5.56%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard p6777c 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 3542 5.56%

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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