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Should I remove Follow Rules?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,131
United States Rank #31,627
Reach 0.0056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.43 days
160.16 days >
Average installed length: 84.15 days


2015.02.23.182559 1.27%
2015.02.23.132559 3.80%
2015.02.22.172557 1.27%
2015.02.22.122556 2.53%
2015.02.22.072555 1.27%
2015.02.22.022554 1.27%
2015.02.21.162551 3.80%
2015.02.21.112552 2.53%
2015.02.21.062550 2.53%
2015.02.20.152548 3.80%
2015.02.20.052547 2.53%
2015.02.19.172515 2.53%
2015.02.19.072512 2.53%
2015.02.18.212509 1.27%
2015.02.18.112506 2.53%
2015.02.17.192457 1.27%
2015.02.16.072536 1.27%
2015.02.15.212533 1.27%
2015.02.15.162534 2.53%
2015.02.15.112533 2.53%
2015.02.15.062533 1.27%
2015.02.15.012531 1.27%
2015.02.14.202528 1.27%
2015.02.14.152529 2.53%
2015.02.14.052530 1.27%
2015.02.13.192526 1.27%
2015.02.13.142526 1.27%
2015.02.12.192439 1.27%
2015.02.12.142439 2.53%
2015.02.11.132434 2.53%
2015.02.10.212509 1.27%
2015.02.10.112506 1.27%
2015.02.10.062505 1.27%
2015.02.10.012505 1.27%
2015.02.09.052502 1.27%
2015.02.08.142500 1.27%
2015.02.08.092458 1.27%
2015.02.07.182457 2.53%
2015.02.07.132455 2.53%
2015.02.07.082457 2.53%
2015.02.06.172455 1.27%
2015.02.06.122453 2.53%
2015.02.05.112436 1.27%
2015.02.05.012437 5.06%
2015.02.04.202431 3.80%
2015.02.03.192428 1.27%
2015.02.03.142429 1.27%
2015.02.03.092428 1.27%
2015.02.03.042426 1.27%
2015.02.02.232418 1.27%
2015.02.02.182418 1.27%
52 versions

Follow Rules

What is Follow Rules?

Once this adware is installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser. In some cases the ad will have attribution but in most cases it will not and will confuse the user should malvaertisng be the source.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The key to better results is Follow Rules.


The most used version is 2015.02.05.012437, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is FollowRulesbho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 10.41 MB (10,911,340 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Follow Rules.
FollowRulesbho.dll (c68d5492b237a189515f3fbc24a6cd45) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.CD
avast! 2014.9-150413 MSIL:BrowseFox-S [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Browsefox-411
Comodo Security 21719 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.CD
ESET-NOD32 9.11456 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/S-f64f6ec1
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.BrowseFox
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.dxt
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15557 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15558 Trojan ( 004b55d71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.FollowRules.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!C68D5492B237
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.CD
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NF
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Syrt
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OCS15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OCS15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 39230 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updateFollowRules.exe (4047b34d6c4a69942a758ba5f5be7bd9) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.CD
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-S [PUP]
AVG Generic.334
AVware Yontoo
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.G
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.BFFA
Cyren W32/S-e8c6878a!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.CD (B)
ESET-NOD32 11563 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-e8c6878a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15779 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.203.15774 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FWI
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FWI
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.CD
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-04-30.01 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DH
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Ozid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OC615
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0OC615
VIPRE Antivirus 39870 Yontoo
       View all 65 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Follow Rules
URL: followrulessoftware.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Follow Rules
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Follow Rules\FollowRulesuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Follow Rules

Program module:FollowRulesbho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Follow Rules
Path:C:\Program Files\Follow Rules\FollowRulesbho.dll
Additional files:
  • FollowRulesbho.dll - Follow Rules
  • FollowRulesUn.exe
  • FollowRulesUninstall.exe
  • updateFollowRules.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FollowRulesbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Follow Rules' with the class of {f6d23555-8478-48e6-a7ff-03a2762bfee4}.
  • updateFollowRules.exe runs as a service named 'Update Follow Rules' (Update Follow Rules).

How do I remove Follow Rules?

Quickly and completely remove Follow Rules 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 Follow Rules 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 Rules, 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 Rules.
  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 Rules you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.75%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.99%
Windows 7 Professional 16.46%
Windows 8.1 12.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.07%
  Brazil 8.14%
  France 6.98%
  United Kingdom 5.81%
  Germany 4.65%
  BD 3.49%
  Canada 2.33%
  PS 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  DK 2.33%
  Argentina 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%
  Ecuador 2.33%
  Portugal 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.31%
Dell 18.46%
Acer 15.38%
ASUS 12.31%
Lenovo 4.62%
Samsung 3.08%
Toshiba 3.08%
Intel 1.54%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Sony 1.54%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.11%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 2.74%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.74%
ASUSTeK T100TA 2.74%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.37%

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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