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Should I remove HootList?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.26.152.152 100.00%

HootList

What is HootList?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is HootList-bg.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 5.92 MB (6,204,781 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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HootList 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 HootList.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HootList
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hootlist
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HootList\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HootList

Program executable:HootList-bg.exe
Name:HootList
HootList exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hootlist\HootList-bg.exe
MD5:4e7bf883bc4dc2d2564f20cebb64388e
Additional files:
  • HootList.dll - HootList (HootList BHO)
  • HootList-bg.exe - HootList exe
  • HootListGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - HootList Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HootList.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HootList' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211491102} (CrossriderApp0024902).

How do I remove HootList?

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Or, you can uninstall HootList 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 HootList, 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 HootList.
  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 HootList you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
 
COUNTRY POPULARITY
100.00%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

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?
Toshiba 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 33.33%
HP G70 Notebook PC 33.33%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 33.33%

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