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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0.0 100.00%

SeeSimilar 2

What is SeeSimilar 2?  (from seesimilar)

THE PRODUCT AND PLUGIN, LICENSED BY seesimilar ("Licensor", "we" or "us"), MAY BE BUNDLED WITH AN IN-HOUSE OR 3RD PARTY PRODUCTS. THE PRODUCT MAY COLLECT OR STORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VISIT AND YOUR ACTIVITY ON THOSE PAGES, SUCH AS IMPRESSIONS AND CLICKS. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE PRODU...  Read more

Overview

SeeSimilar 2 is a program developed by seesimilar. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BackgroundHost.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 3 MB (3,141,805 bytes). updater.js is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of SeeSimilar 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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 SeeSimilar 2.
BackgroundHost.exe (f99530b70d20db8e0c93e76a8d148a85) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Besttoolbars.G
ESET-NOD32 8.9372 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.G
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.Malware
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 26078 Besttoolbars (fs)
SeeSimilar 2 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 SeeSimilar 2.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seesimilar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\seesimilar 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SeeSimilar 2\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SeeSimilar 2

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Add-ons Framework
BackgroundHost
Path:C:\Program Files\seesimilar 2\BackgroundHost.exe
MD5:f99530b70d20db8e0c93e76a8d148a85
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • (Malware detected) BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • content.js
  • jquery-1.9.1.min.js
  • json2.min.js
  • rjs.js
  • uninstall.exe
  • updater.js
  • updaterWrapper.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SeeSimilar 2' with the class of {93488930-185C-4CED-AFEB-0FD4930F8423}.

How do I remove SeeSimilar 2?

Quickly and completely remove SeeSimilar 2 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 SeeSimilar 2 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 SeeSimilar 2, 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 SeeSimilar 2.
  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 SeeSimilar 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
488.29
Days

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  France 16.67%
  Canada 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 33.33%
Dell XPS 8300 33.33%
ASUSTeK F3JC 33.33%

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