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Should I remove Feven?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,571
Reach 0.0074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.24 days
508.46 days >
Average installed length: 267.15 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.33.153.1 1.92%
1.32.153.0 22.12%
1.31.153.4 1.92%
1.31.153.1 2.88%
1.31.153.0 13.46%
1.30.153.0 19.23%
1.29.153.0 24.04%
1.28.153.5 4.81%
1.28.153.2 5.77%
1.28.153.1 2.88%
1.27.153.11 0.96%

Feven 1.5

What is Feven?

Feven is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

Overview

The most used version is 1.29.153.0, 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. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 8.47 MB (8,883,189 bytes). Feven 1.5-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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Feven.
utils.exe (e74eb288fe6563b9f7ef4878382ab92a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.CDB
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Feven 1.5-firefoxinstaller.exe (1fb776f1dbafdace4b7bbb4e375aea0f) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic5.AQJX
Avira 7.11.184.22 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Feven.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20051 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.27966
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10704 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13965 Unwanted-Program ( 004ae5c31 )
K7GW 9.185.13972 Unwanted-Program ( 004ae5c31 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Adware-AddLyrics
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.bh
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11104 Adware:Win32/Feven
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ddxixk
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DA
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.FindLyrics
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0CJN14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0CJN14
VIPRE Antivirus 34702 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1980 Adware.Lyckriks.Win32.676
Feven 1.5-enabler.exe (d1b2fd4159cbf17f170cdd22af67a044) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-H [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic_r.RG
Avira 7.11.185.132 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Comodo Security 20075 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.Crossrider.27
ESET-NOD32 10723 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14007 Unwanted-Program ( 004ae5c31 )
K7GW 9.185.14007 Unwanted-Program ( 004ae5c31 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Adware-AddLyrics
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Adware-AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11104 Adware:Win32/Feven
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.ctitwc
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0CJN14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0CJN14
VIPRE Antivirus 34780 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.CroRi.Win32.586
Feven 1.5-codedownloader.exe (2ba3f5d00afa3b4e6a6d5639a0a063ce) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Crossrider-AI [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MultiBundle.N
Avira 7.11.185.132 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10723 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Adware-AddLyrics
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Adware-AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11104 Adware:Win32/Feven
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Plush.2
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.CrossRider.dfwqis
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0DJP14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0DJP14
VIPRE Antivirus 34780 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.39419
Feven 1.5-updater.exe (eb238175914a265a55916593aaec1f9c) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 Troj.W32.Vilsel
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MultiBundle.N
Avira 7.11.183.186 ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Crossrider (fs)
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Feven.r5 (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 10690 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/A-eb9ef301!Eldorado
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Crossrider.L
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Adware-AddLyrics
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Adware-AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.11104 Adware:Win32/Feven
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Riskware.Win32.Plugin.dcrwty
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DJQ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DJQ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34618 Crossrider (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1977 Adware.CroRi.Win32.241
Feven 1.5-chromeinstaller.exe (fa3493b91f928f8bfe6f8974bfe981b8) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
ESET-NOD32 9612 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 AdWare.Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10401 Adware:Win32/Feven
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58720 Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.cusnji
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
VIPRE Antivirus 27850 Crossrider (fs)
Feven 1.5-bho.dll (8478742c064ce69dd43e5e4ad3b9df8c) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.120.238 ADWARE/Adware.A.2400
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AILH
ESET-NOD32 9190 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.O
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.lw
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.lw.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!8478742C064C
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8478742C064C
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA CI
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 24550 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 125 all detections
Feven 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: Feven
URL: crossrider.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\feven 1.5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Feven 1.5\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Feven 1.5

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Feven 1.5
Feven 1.5 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\feven 1.5\utils.exe
MD5:e74eb288fe6563b9f7ef4878382ab92a
Additional files:
  • Feven 1.5-bg.exe - Feven 1.5 (Feven 1.5 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Feven 1.5-bho.dll - Feven 1.5 BHO
  • Feven 1.5-bho64.dll
  • Feven 1.5-buttonutil.exe
  • Feven 1.5-buttonutil64.exe
  • Feven 1.5-chromeinstaller.exe
  • Feven 1.5-codedownloader.exe
  • Feven 1.5-enabler.exe
  • Feven 1.5-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • Feven 1.5-updater.exe
  • Feven 1.5-buttonutil.dll
  • Feven 1.5-buttonutil64.dll
  • Feven 1.5-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Feven 1.5-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Feven 1.5' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311851132} (CrossriderApp0038532).
  • Feven 1.5-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Feven 1.5' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311851132} (CrossriderApp0038532).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Feven 1.5-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Feven 1.5-firefoxinstaller.
  • Feven 1.5-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Feven 1.5-chromeinstaller.
  • Feven 1.5-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Feven 1.5-updater.
  • Feven 1.5-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Feven 1.5-enabler.
  • Feven 1.5-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Feven 1.5-codedownloader.

How do I remove Feven?

Quickly and completely remove Feven 1.5 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 Feven 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 Feven 1.5, 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 Feven.
  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 Feven 1.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.69%
Windows 8 33.65%
Windows XP 5.77%
Windows Vista 2.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.19%
Windows 8.1 22.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.77%
Windows 8 4.81%
Windows 7 Professional 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.92% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 91.92%
  United States 5.05%
  United Kingdom 1.01%
  Switzerland 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.97%
Hewlett-Packard 18.92%
Medion 18.92%
Dell 9.46%
ASUS 9.46%
Toshiba 6.76%
GIGABYTE 5.41%
Lenovo 4.05%
Samsung 2.70%
MSI 1.35%
Common models
MEDION MS-7797 2.08%
HP-Pavilion NQ840AA-ABD p... 2.08%
MEDION H61H2-LM3 1.04%
Medion E6234 1.04%
HP ENVY Sleekbook 4 PC 1.04%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 1.04%

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