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Should I remove PlayFizz?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
37% remove it63% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,027
United States Rank #7,653
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.74 days
611.86 days >
Average installed length: 321.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

PlayFizz

What is PlayFizz?

The PlayFizz browser extension is bundled with various PlayFizz downloadable games. It is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

Overview

It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is Removal.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 640.92 KB (656,303 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.PlayFizz.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\fizzplatinum
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\FizzPlatinum\Removal.exe
Estimated size: 640.92 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayFizz

Program executable:Removal.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\fizzplatinum\Removal.exe
MD5:e1f78e0aaff38860b2ef2c1e6664f7a4
Additional files:
  • FizzPlatinumBHO.dll - PlayFizz Library (Platinum Library)
  • Removal.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FizzPlatinumBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PlayFizz Platinum Content Add-on' with the class of {757FAD76-20D9-4973-BD64-9208ED0A0624}.
Scheduled Task
  • Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PlayFizz' (runs daily at 13:38:00).
Service
  • Updater.exe runs as a service named 'MintCastNetworks updater' (MintCastNetworks updater).

How do I remove PlayFizz?

Quickly and completely remove PlayFizz from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PlayFizz 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 PlayFizz, 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 PlayFizz.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PlayFizz you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 37%
Keep it 63%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.36%
Windows Vista 14.93%
Windows XP 6.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.02%
Windows 7 Professional 6.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.26%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.86%
  Australia 0.43%
  BA 0.43%
  Canada 0.43%
  DZ 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.05%
Acer 25.66%
Dell 24.78%
Toshiba 6.19%
GIGABYTE 2.65%
ASUS 1.77%
Gateway 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.61%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.61%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.74%
eMachines eMachines E725 1.74%

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