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Should I remove HealthcareGovTool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,373
United States Rank #21,392
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.38 days
70.08 days >
Average installed length: 36.82 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is HealthcareGovTool?  (from healthcaregovtool.com)

HealthCareGov Tool is a browser add-on that serves as a resource to help you navigate HealthCare.gov. We understand that the health care marketplace can be quite confusing, and this add-on will provide you with instructions and tips so you can complete the process in the most efficient way possible. HealthCareGov Tool ...  Read more


HealthcareGovTool is a program developed by healthcaregovtool.com. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BackgroundHost.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 3.13 MB (3,282,865 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HealthcareGovTool.
BackgroundHost.exe (34bf387517e0546262283efa7cfcf4c7) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Besttoolbars
AVware Besttoolbars (fs)
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Besttoolbars.G
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.83
ESET-NOD32 9.11391 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.G potentially unwanted
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0308
VIPRE Antivirus 38850 Besttoolbars (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: healthcaregovtool
URL: healthcaregovtool.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\healthcaregovtool
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HealthcareGovTool\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HealthcareGovTool

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\healthcaregovtool\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • content.js
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HealthcareGovTool' with the class of {B894C2C7-332F-44DE-ACD4-702514C69D4F}.
  • ScriptHost64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HealthcareGovTool' with the class of {20458DB4-CAD1-4C71-A79D-8F7917038F2F}.

How do I remove HealthcareGovTool?

Quickly and completely remove HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool, 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 HealthcareGovTool.
  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 HealthcareGovTool you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 54%
Win 8.1 3%
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 54.05%
Windows 7 37.84%
Windows Vista 5.41%
Windows 8.1 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 45.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.32%
Windows 7 Professional 13.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.41%
Windows 8 2.70%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.70%

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?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 28.57%
Toshiba 11.43%
Lenovo 11.43%
Acer 2.86%
ASUS 2.86%
Common models
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