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Should I remove PassWidget?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,741
United States Rank #28,653
Reach 0.0174%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.87 days
350.30 days >
Average installed length: 184.06 days

PassWidget

What is PassWidget?

This is an adware web browser extension that displays popups and banner ads in the browser using Virtue Interactive’s Advertising Modules. It is typically distributed through malvertising via site like takesoftbox.com from One Installer LLC and packaged with a third party download manager.

From the TOU: "The Extension provides you with FREE features that will enhance your use of the Internet. Note that like most online features, by installing the Extension you provide your consent to make few minor changes in your browser’s and operating system’s default preferences which enable the installation of the Extension."

About  (from Revizer Technologies)

The Extension and Services enrich and optimize your use of the web. However, neither the Extension nor the Services sponsored by or affiliated to any of the underlying websites and the Service are offered by Us and not by such sites, on which you are using the Services. At all times, your use of such sited is subject t...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PassWidget.
passwup.exe (13e3c94657f49230d6b9b622b00ae9b3) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3646 Skodna.Generic_r
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0328 Trojan.Lyrics.14
PassWidget_.exe (bb5067b9c7d5a8977e64215ae404cdea) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Trojan.Adware!HEpqwBQEKIo
AhnLab-V3 None Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Skodna.Generic_r.HB
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Comodo Security 18144 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Lyrics.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9704 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.X
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Adware ( 004910ef1 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Adware ( 004910ef1 )
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!BB5067B9C7D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BB5067B9C7D5
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1222
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
136.dll (038d0853eaf99958908c947a2808318d) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.Generic.10079966
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Trojan.Generic.10079966
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod9cd.Trojan.ed66
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Trojan.Generic.10079966 (B)
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.10079966
G Data 22 Trojan.Generic.10079966
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10644 Adware ( 0040f6c91 )
K7GW 9.174.10644 Adware ( 0040f6c91 )
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!038D0853EAF9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!038D0853EAF9
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.Generic.10079966
Norman 7.03.02 Suspicious_Gen2.VTIFL
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1211
135.dll (38c215d46bec4b7719ae7d9ca43104de) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 AdWare.W32.Lyckriks
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Revizer.1
ESET-NOD32 9382 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AA
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.11064 Adware ( 0040f6c91 )
K7GW 9.175.11064 Adware ( 0040f6c91 )
134.dll (eeac96a4d8db306c12618ccec0a6b079) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Revizer.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10538 Adware ( 0040f6c91 )
K7GW 9.174.10538 Adware ( 0040f6c91 )
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1204
150.dll (43041359f68f78d909dc628acceca265) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.1
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
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PassWidget has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PassWidget Software
URL: passwidget.co/terms-of-service
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pass-widget
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Pass-Widget\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PassWidget

Program executable:passwup.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\pass-widget\passwup.exe
MD5:13e3c94657f49230d6b9b622b00ae9b3
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 134.dll
  • 135.dll
  • (Malware detected) 136.dll
  • 150.dll
  • (Malware detected) PassWidget_.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 134.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PassWidget' with the class of {9248e009-7b73-40b3-93a8-911fbbadb61e}.
  • 136.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PassWidget' with the class of {fd5531b2-3191-4edf-a7ed-7e0742dc8074}.
  • 150.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PassWidget' with the class of {4cfb7654-3925-4ff6-89b8-6b58208c1fed}.
  • 135.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PassWidget' with the class of {b954fd36-b7ba-43b2-af9b-fd86286aaced}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PassWidget_.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PassWidget Update' (runs daily at 11:08).
  • passwup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PassWidget Update' (runs daily at 21:54).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PassWidget_.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PassWidget Update.
  • passwup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PassWidget Update.

How do I remove PassWidget?

Quickly and completely remove PassWidget 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 PassWidget 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 PassWidget, 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 PassWidget.
  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 PassWidget you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.43%
Windows 8 26.64%
Windows XP 7.38%
Windows Vista 6.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.75%
Windows 8.1 8.71%
Windows 7 Professional 8.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.79%
  Chile 8.19%
  France 7.76%
  Mexico 6.90%
  IQ 6.47%
  Saudi Arabia 6.47%
  Germany 5.17%
  Spain 4.74%
  Argentina 3.88%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  Colombia 3.45%
  Netherlands 3.02%
  Australia 2.59%
  Peru 2.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.74%
Acer 20.11%
Dell 12.07%
Samsung 10.92%
Toshiba 9.77%
ASUS 7.47%
Lenovo 4.60%
GIGABYTE 2.87%
American Megatrends 1.15%
Medion 1.15%
Sony 1.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.87%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.36%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 2.36%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.36%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.36%

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