82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove UnfriendTool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #29,519
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 110.30 days
757.31 days >
Average installed length: 397.91 days


2.5.91 15.79%
2.5.88 15.79%
2.5.83 10.53%
2.5.71 52.63%
2.5.68 5.26%

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What is UnfriendTool?

UnfriendTool is an adware program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

Additionally this program may modify/hijack the web browser's homepage and search provider as well as change a number of the security settings of the browser. These changes will allow it to perform additional ad-supported functions in the browser. Typically it comes bundled with free applications from the Internet through a bundles offer for free software including video utilities or for updates.

About  (from GenTechnologies Apps)

Applications may be supported by advertising, which may include display ads (banner ads), in-text ads, interstitial ads, or other types of ads. Users may see additional ads when using their Internet browser or other software applications. Applications may be automatically enabled on your web browsers following installa...  Read more
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
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UnfriendTool 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 UnfriendTool.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: UnfriendTool
URL: www.unfriendtool.com
Help link: www.unfriendtool.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\unfriendtool
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UnfriendTool\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 638.36 KB

Program filesFiles installed by UnfriendTool

Program module:common.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\unfriendtool\IE\common.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UnfriendTool' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.

How do I remove UnfriendTool?

Quickly and completely remove UnfriendTool 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 UnfriendTool 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 UnfriendTool, 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 UnfriendTool.
  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 UnfriendTool you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 5%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.89%
Windows Vista 26.32%
Windows XP 15.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.79%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.94%
  Australia 3.03%
  Israel 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 55.56%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 16.67%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FQ567AA-ABA s... 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1074 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard D5468AT-A... 5.56%
Gateway NV59C 5.56%
Dell Inspiron N5050 5.56%


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