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Should I remove Faster Light?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #16,643
United States Rank #14,072
Reach 0.0175%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.58 days
105.67 days >
Average installed length: 55.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.12.29.122310 0.41%
2014.12.29.072310 0.41%
2014.12.28.212309 1.22%
2014.12.28.162308 1.63%
2014.12.28.112313 0.81%
2014.12.28.062305 0.81%
2014.12.28.012304 1.22%
2014.12.27.202306 1.22%
2014.12.27.152306 1.63%
2014.12.27.102305 0.81%
2014.12.26.192303 0.81%
2014.12.26.142308 0.81%
2014.12.26.092302 1.22%
2014.12.25.232300 1.22%
2014.12.25.182259 1.22%
2014.12.25.132301 3.25%
2014.12.25.082256 0.81%
2014.12.24.222254 0.41%
2014.12.24.172253 0.41%
2014.12.24.122253 1.22%
2014.12.24.072251 0.81%
2014.12.24.022252 0.41%
2014.12.23.212252 0.81%
2014.12.23.162256 2.03%
2014.12.23.112258 1.22%
2014.12.23.062135 0.81%
2014.12.23.012135 0.41%
2014.12.22.192159 0.81%
2014.12.22.142158 1.22%
2014.12.22.092158 0.81%
2014.12.22.042157 0.41%
2014.12.21.182202 1.63%
2014.12.21.132202 1.22%
2014.12.21.032201 0.41%
2014.12.20.222159 0.81%
2014.12.20.172157 0.41%
2014.12.20.122157 1.63%
2014.12.20.072157 0.41%
2014.12.20.030651 0.41%
2014.12.19.202205 1.22%
2014.12.19.152203 0.41%
2014.12.19.102201 0.41%
2014.12.18.232231 1.63%
2014.12.18.182230 2.03%
2014.12.18.132227 1.22%
2014.12.18.082227 0.81%
2014.12.18.032236 0.41%
2014.12.17.222235 1.63%
2014.12.17.172240 3.25%
2014.12.17.122238 1.63%
2014.12.17.022235 0.41%
101 versions

Faster Light

What is Faster Light?

Faster Light is an ad-supported browser extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions including those based on the the content of any web page the user is visiting, plug-ins, add-ons, or the web browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying advertisements.

From the EULA: "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, text referencing, social media, website ratings and reviews, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

One feature of the plugin that may be enabled for you is displaying relevant coupons, deals, and special offers. When you visit a website of a merchant or affiliate store that participates in the coupon program, the plugin is designed to recognize the website to determine whether there are coupons, deals, or special of...  Read more
Overview
  • 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 Faster Light.
FasterLightBHO.dll (ae069b5c037f9d25b528c293f1c35a20) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.30 Adware/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:BrowseFox-HG [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 BrowseFox.F
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1145 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6979 W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal 8.15.14.00 PUA.Fasterligh.Gen
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Browsefox-172
Comodo Security 22888 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0229 Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.08.17.05 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
ESET-NOD32 9.12013 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.9.5.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16723 Trojan
K7GW 13.207.16723 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!AE069B5C037F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.687 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.2668 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 15.07.29.01 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Panda Antivirus 15.08.17.05 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA DC
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 PUA.Yontoo.C
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AB15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 42432 Yontoo
Zillya 2.0.0.2319 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.58304
updateFasterLight.exe (100c65be2578f722debdc154cd6157ba) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.06.03.01 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HG [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4355 Generic.10F
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.D49D
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Fasterligh.Gen
Comodo Security 22318 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.636 Adware.BrowseFox.BR (B)
ESET-NOD32 11725 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
K7 AntiVirus 9.204.16117 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.204.16118 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.1636 Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-06-02.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NK
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Total Defense 37.1.62.1 Heur/TrojanHorse.ZCFS!suspicious
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EAC15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EAC15
VIPRE Antivirus 40790 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 79 all detections
Faster Light 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 Faster Light.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Faster Light
URL: fasterlight.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Faster Light
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Faster Light\FasterLightuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Faster Light

Program module:FasterLightBHO.dll
Name:Faster Light
Path:C:\Program Files\Faster Light\FasterLightBHO.dll
MD5:66cbecdf994f34cfb431b2e789a8899e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FasterLightbho.dll - Faster Light
  • FasterLightUn.exe
  • FasterLightUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateFasterLight.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FasterLightBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Faster Light 1.0.0.7' with the class of {950ef4df-b9dd-4b97-9e34-5c7d25a5eb88}.
Service
  • updateFasterLight.exe runs as a service named 'Update Faster Light' (Update Faster Light).

How do I remove Faster Light?

Quickly and completely remove Faster Light 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 Faster Light 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 Faster Light, 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 Faster Light.
  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 Faster Light you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 44%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.37%
Windows 8 44.31%
Windows Vista 4.07%
Windows XP 2.85%
Windows 8.1 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.45%
Windows 7 Professional 8.94%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.18%
  France 7.64%
  Germany 3.65%
  India 3.65%
  Brazil 3.32%
  United Kingdom 3.32%
  Poland 1.66%
  Italy 1.66%
  Canada 1.66%
  Saudi Arabia 1.33%
  MA 1.33%
  DZ 1.33%
  DK 1.33%
  Indonesia 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.78%
Dell 18.39%
Acer 17.24%
Lenovo 10.92%
Toshiba 6.32%
ASUS 5.75%
Samsung 2.30%
Alienware 1.15%
MSI 0.57%
NEC 0.57%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.79%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.79%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.03%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.03%
ASUS All Series 2.27%

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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