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Should I remove Follow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 50.00% 50.00%


What is Follow?

Follow is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Follow-helper.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 4.22 MB (4,420,989 bytes).

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.
  • 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: follow.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\follow
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Follow\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 4.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Follow

Program executable:Follow-helper.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\follow\Follow-helper.exe
Additional files:
  • Follow-bg.exe - Follow (Follow exe)
  • Follow-bho.dll - Follow BHO
  • Follow-bho64.dll
  • Follow-buttonutil.exe
  • Follow-buttonutil64.exe
  • Follow-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Follow Installer
  • Follow-buttonutil.dll
  • Follow-buttonutil64.dll
  • Follow-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Follow-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Follow' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211111154} (CrossriderApp0021154).

How do I remove Follow?

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Or, you can uninstall Follow 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 Follow, 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 Follow.
  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 Follow you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%
Windows 8
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Israel 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Acer 50.00%


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