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Should I remove Fralimbo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #31,582
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.33 days
39.09 days >
Average installed length: 20.54 days


2014.08.14.232832 5.88%
2014.08.06.133541 5.88%
2014.08.02.043658 11.76%
2014.07.31.235759 5.88%
2014.07.28.184502 5.88%
2014.07.26.233829 11.76%
2014.07.26.150024 5.88%
2014.07.23.235001 5.88%
2014.07.23.000839 5.88%
2014.07.18.143852 5.88%
2014.07.16.100718 5.88%
2014.06.03.224037 5.88%
2014.05.27.034357 5.88%
2014.05.11.034144 5.88%
2014.04.21.211014 5.88%


What is Fralimbo?

Fralimbo is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Get excelled browsing with Fralimbo.
  • 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 Fralimbo.
FralimboBHO.dll (851e3926e23c4d5e4a57964b68a67afd) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 18146 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4/29/2014 Adware/Agent
G Data 14.4.24 Win32.Application.BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140429 Adware/Agent.izz
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.04.29.11 PUP.Optional.Fralimbo.A
McAfee 5600.7145 Artemis!851E3926E23C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7145 Artemis!851E3926E23C
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cuenda
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NC
SUPERAntiSpyware 10635 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.119 TROJ_GEN.F47V0413
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 28482 Yontoo (fs)
updateFralimbo.exe (10c6f4c58de2af125a116bcb274eca47) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AVG Generic.C7C
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
Comodo Security 19699 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 10512 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Fralimbo.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
nProtect 2014-10-02.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360.G
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JF
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0827
VIPRE Antivirus 33664 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 36 all detections
Fralimbo 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 Fralimbo.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Fralimbo
URL: fralimbo.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fralimbo
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fralimbo\Fralimbouninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fralimbo

Program module:FralimboBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Fralimbo\FralimboBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FralimboBHO.dll - Fralimbo
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • FralimboUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateFralimbo.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FralimboBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Fralimbo' with the class of {5dbf8f55-71ed-4e0e-8e34-7a5ef1183176}.
  • updateFralimbo.exe runs as a service named 'Update Fralimbo' (Update Fralimbo).

How do I remove Fralimbo?

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Or, you can uninstall Fralimbo 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 Fralimbo, 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 Fralimbo.
  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 Fralimbo you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 8 29.41%
Windows Vista 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.41%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 8.1 11.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.29%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  France 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 68.75%
Toshiba 12.50%
Samsung 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Dell 6.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2020 5.88%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1394 5.88%
HP ProBook 4525s 5.88%
ASUSTeK X401A1 5.88%
HP Compaq 6510b (GF922AT#... 5.88%

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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