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Should I remove Frevens Pro 12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.77 days
77.59 days >
Average installed length: 40.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.5.22 100.00%

Frevens Pro 12

What is Frevens Pro 12?

This web browser toolbar/extension is a 'startpage' hijacker that is designed to modify the browser's homepage, new tab page and default search page and provider in order to generate search-related revenue. This adware injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 5.23 MB (5,480,197 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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • 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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Frevens Pro 12.
Frevens Pro 12-codedownloader.exe (66ea1580f03d4455f7ba3fa6c9689fa1) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.50 Adware/CrossRider.A.6144
avast! 2014.9-140620 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAC
Bitdefender 1.0.20.855 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.06.20.01 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
ESET-NOD32 8.9872 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
G Data 14.6.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.01 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 5600.7093 Artemis!66EA1580F03D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7093 Artemis!66EA1580F03D
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.513 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Panda Antivirus 14.06.20.01 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 29780 Crossrider (fs)
0c4833a0-ed1a-4157-ab12-8ac3fae77727-3.exe (90e19bee1b93b120e449d643bc195e6d) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.50 Adware/CrossRider.A.6201
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAD
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9872 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29780 Crossrider (fs)
0c4833a0-ed1a-4157-ab12-8ac3fae77727-4.exe (111d7dde9b7076e294790ec89cd002c2) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.50 Adware/CrossRider.A.6203
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAD
ESET-NOD32 9872 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!111D7DDE9B70
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!111D7DDE9B70
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29780 Crossrider (fs)
6a4e2b53-475d-44b2-a6be-e7ee77a72855-2.exe (dbfb3dfc4e8752fcb6cf77f5bbc3a666) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAC
ESET-NOD32 9859 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 29688 Crossrider (fs)
Frevens Pro 12-bho.dll (308dfa68c1e13474f8b9eb7ac8fda41d) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.aai
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29688 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 54 all detections
Frevens Pro 12 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 Frevens Pro 12.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: shift
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\frevens pro 12
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Frevens Pro 12\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 5.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Frevens Pro 12

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\frevens pro 12\utils.exe
MD5:59d3e1e767ffde980bed34be580dea3b
Additional files:
  • 0c4833a0-ed1a-4157-ab12-8ac3fae77727-2.exe (by shift) - Frevens Pro 12 (Frevens Pro 12 exe)
  • (Malware detected) 0c4833a0-ed1a-4157-ab12-8ac3fae77727-3.exe (by shift)
  • (Malware detected) 0c4833a0-ed1a-4157-ab12-8ac3fae77727-4.exe
  • 0c4833a0-ed1a-4157-ab12-8ac3fae77727-5.exe
  • 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-3.exe
  • 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-4.exe
  • 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) 6a4e2b53-475d-44b2-a6be-e7ee77a72855-2.exe
  • Frevens Pro 12-bg.exe
  • Frevens Pro 12-bho.dll - Frevens Pro 12 BHO
  • Frevens Pro 12-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) Frevens Pro 12-codedownloader.exe
  • Frevens Pro 12-nova.exe
  • 360-58026.crx
  • 58026.crx
  • 58026.xpi
  • Frevens Pro 12-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Frevens Pro 12-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Frevens Pro 12' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511801126} (CrossriderApp0058026).
10 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Frevens Pro 12-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-6.
  • Frevens Pro 12-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-7.
  • 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-5.
  • 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-4.
  • 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 364faa3f-f0c6-499a-995d-b5e1fb18891e-3.
  • 6a4e2b53-475d-44b2-a6be-e7ee77a72855-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6a4e2b53-475d-44b2-a6be-e7ee77a72855-2.
  • Plus 4 more

How do I remove Frevens Pro 12?

Quickly and completely remove Frevens Pro 12 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 Frevens Pro 12 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 Frevens Pro 12, 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 Frevens Pro 12.
  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 Frevens Pro 12 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 37.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  United Kingdom 30.00%
  Belgium 10.00%
  France 10.00%
  Iran 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 37.50%
Dell 25.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
GIGABYTE 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55-A-1... 12.50%
LENOVO 3235D3G 12.50%
LENOVO 26899JG 12.50%
LENOVO 20284 12.50%
GBT AWRDACPI 12.50%
Dell Inspiron N7010 12.50%

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