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Should I remove findopolis?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,903
United States Rank #19,903
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.23 days
154.15 days >
Average installed length: 80.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.08.29.075732 1.52%
2014.08.27.014649 0.76%
2014.08.24.123619 0.76%
2014.08.23.003615 0.76%
2014.08.22.072959 0.76%
2014.08.22.032954 0.76%
2014.08.18.192917 0.76%
2014.08.18.045828 0.76%
2014.08.15.232845 0.76%
2014.08.14.152823 1.52%
2014.08.14.032819 1.52%
2014.08.13.112813 0.76%
2014.08.12.192810 0.76%
2014.08.12.032807 0.76%
2014.08.10.112757 0.76%
2014.08.09.232749 0.76%
2014.08.08.232745 0.76%
2014.08.08.112741 0.76%
2014.08.06.183434 1.52%
2014.08.05.183045 0.76%
2014.08.05.103038 0.76%
2014.08.04.234240 0.76%
2014.08.03.223017 0.76%
2014.08.02.093129 0.76%
2014.08.02.023000 0.76%
2014.08.01.022945 0.76%
2014.07.31.222949 0.76%
2014.07.31.102944 2.27%
2014.07.29.022918 0.76%
2014.07.28.102909 0.76%
2014.07.27.182859 0.76%
2014.07.27.142856 0.76%
2014.07.26.105449 0.76%
2014.07.25.222851 0.76%
2014.07.24.142834 0.76%
2014.07.24.102830 0.76%
2014.07.23.200809 0.76%
2014.07.23.160806 1.52%
2014.07.23.080807 0.76%
2014.07.22.210008 0.76%
2014.07.22.160754 0.76%
2014.07.22.120751 0.76%
2014.07.22.040750 0.76%
2014.07.22.000743 0.76%
2014.07.21.040733 0.76%
2014.07.20.160731 0.76%
2014.07.19.080716 0.76%
2014.07.19.000719 0.76%
2014.07.18.130603 0.76%
2014.07.17.000649 0.76%
2014.07.16.160649 0.76%
104 versions

findopolis

What is findopolis?

findopolis is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)

Additionally, the software communicates with a remote server in order to report back the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements. According to the programs's EULA, "These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through the browser, the information stored or processed by the software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software."

In some cases, the program's uninstaller will not function properly or will not remove the entire contents of the program and ads may still appear even after removal.

Overview

The most used version is 2014.07.31.102944, with over 49% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The main program executable is findopolisBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 5.25 MB (5,500,099 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in findopolis.
findopolisBHO.dll (b19fd52e4a1d870d082a4e614a9c20e2) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.158.98 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3390 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1090 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18759 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0218 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.08.06.11 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Adware/Agent
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12612 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.180.12612 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3445 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.11 PUP.Optional.Findopolis.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!B19FD52E4A1D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!B19FD52E4A1D
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.654 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60577 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.11 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Adware.dbc
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AF
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 TROJ_GEN.F47V0521
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30938 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1845 Adware.Agent.Win32.9011
updatefindopolis.exe (f0ad1f619df140982a590f9d141c37c6) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-CB [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Generic.DD6
Avira 7.11.185.104 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bI
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20075 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.250
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY (B)
ESET-NOD32 10722 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14007 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.14007 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Findopolis.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.BrowseFox.dfoocw
nProtect 2014-11-13.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360.J
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.1 Adware/BrowserFox
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GF
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g27
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJM14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJM14
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 64 all detections
findopolis 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 findopolis.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: findopolis
URL: findopolis.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\findopolis
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\findopolis\findopolisuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by findopolis

Program module:findopolisBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:findopolis
Path:C:\Program Files\findopolis\findopolisBHO.dll
MD5:b19fd52e4a1d870d082a4e614a9c20e2
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) AFAD0418-B690-41AD-976C-F72DD12F2E90.dll - findopolis
  • (Malware detected) findopolisbho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • findopolisUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatefindopolis.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • findopolisBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'findopolis 1.0.0.7' with the class of {ccfd8427-0c44-4b91-abbb-d6aa65f7d2a1}.
Service
  • updatefindopolis.exe runs as a service named 'Update findopolis' (Update findopolis).

How do I remove findopolis?

Quickly and completely remove findopolis 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 findopolis 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 findopolis, 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 findopolis.
  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 findopolis you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 36.36%
Windows XP 6.06%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.48%
Windows 8.1 17.42%
Windows 7 Professional 15.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.12%
Windows 8 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.17%
  Italy 7.36%
  Australia 6.13%
  MA 3.68%
  Brazil 3.07%
  Mexico 3.07%
  Spain 2.45%
  Colombia 2.45%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Indonesia 1.84%
  Canada 1.84%
  Norway 1.84%
  Sweden 1.84%
  Belgium 1.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.04%
Acer 18.69%
Dell 16.82%
Toshiba 11.21%
ASUS 10.28%
Lenovo 4.67%
Samsung 4.67%
GIGABYTE 2.80%
Sahara 0.93%
Medion 0.93%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-522 1.94%
ASUSTeK X550CA 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 7737 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.94%
Acer Aspire E1-531 1.94%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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