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FidewideDeals

What is FidewideDeals?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search modifications to the user's web browser settings. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities.

Overview

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 primary executable is named tidynetwork.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,423,050 bytes). The installed file petnupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FidewideDeals.
tidynetwork.exe (db76730775a1e38f8c3a080dd21fe10b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Adware.Shopper.367
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.TidyNetwork.A
Sophos 4.96 Tidy Network
VIPRE Antivirus 24550 Tidy2Network (fs)
petnupdate.exe (add5b80bdfa206b920983057c5bd700c) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Agent.NSP
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clodcef.Trojan.b4a6
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.Agent.NSP (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NSP
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NSP
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 AdWare.Agent
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Agent.NSP
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
petn.dll (1c1986b7b2dca4916bd21b0e5dd9c9cb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.TidyNetwork.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Tidy Network
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FidewideDeals
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\fidewidedeals
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\FidewideDeals\TidyNetwork.exe" /U CID=CharmSavingsTEST NAME=FidewideDeals
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FidewideDeals

Program executable:tidynetwork.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\fidewidedeals\tidynetwork.exe
MD5:db76730775a1e38f8c3a080dd21fe10b
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) petnupdate.exe
  • (Malware detected) petn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • petn.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PETN' with the class of {CCE8069C-02F1-4554-9232-814664599909}.
Scheduled Task
  • petnupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FidewideDeals Update' (runs daily at 11:54 PM).

How do I remove FidewideDeals?

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Or, you can uninstall FidewideDeals 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 FidewideDeals, 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 FidewideDeals.
  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 FidewideDeals you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
161.90
Days

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.00%
Windows 8 Pro 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L640 33.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 33.33%
Dell Inspiron N5010 33.33%

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