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What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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VersionDistribution 66.67% 33.33%

Free Awesome App

What is Free Awesome App?

Free Awesome is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Free Awesome AppGui.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 5.84 MB (6,125,453 bytes).

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove Free Awesome App with Reason Core Security.
Free Awesome App has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\free awesome app
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Free Awesome App\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Awesome App

Program executable:Free Awesome AppGui.exe
Name:Free Awesome App
Free Awesome App exe
Path:C:\Program Files\free awesome app\Free Awesome AppGui.exe
Additional files:
  • Free Awesome App.dll - Free Awesome App (Free Awesome App BHO)
  • Free Awesome App-bg.exe - Free Awesome App exe
  • Free Awesome App-buttonutil.exe
  • Free Awesome App-enabler.exe
  • Free Awesome AppGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Free Awesome App Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Free Awesome App.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Free Awesome App' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111221114} (CrossriderApp0012214).

How do I remove Free Awesome App?

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

Win XP 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%

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?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%


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