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Should I remove firedog advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,803
United States Rank #22,429
Reach 0.0026%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.13 100.00%

firedog advisor

What is firedog advisor?

Firedog Advisor was part of the support service offered by Circuit City. Circuit City's single brand approach for computer repair/setup/upgrades(on-line, in-home, and in-store).

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 16.41 MB (17,206,123 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Microsoft Corporation
URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: www.firedog.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\firedog advisor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9EE04322-6399-4010-83C1-67BC022B9BE8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by firedog advisor

  • gtagnt.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft firedog advisorDll (firedog advisor)
  • firedogAdvisorFix.exe (by Microsoft) - firedog advisor Launch (Launch)
  • actmgr.dll - Microsoft ActMgr (ActMgr)
  • AUInst.dll - firedog advisor (firedog advisor Installation Module)
  • faAgnt.exe
  • faBrws.exe - firedog advisor Browser
  • faHelp.exe - firedog advisor Help Wrapper
  • gdql_pc.dll - QDiagLib Module
  • GND_HTTP.dll - GND_HTTP Module
  • GND_UPnP.dll - GND_UPnP Module
  • Settings.dll - Settings Module
  • cfgdata.dll - CfgData Module
  • GNetDev.dll - GNetDev Module
  • trgmgr.dll - TrgMgr Module
  • qdiagpc.ocx - QDiag Module
  • firedogAdvisorSrvHost.exe - BrokerSrvHost
  • FDAdvisor20.exe - firedogadvisor.exe Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • firedogAdvisorSrvHost.exe runs as a service named 'firedogAdvisorSrvHost' (firedogAdvisorSrvHost) "firedog Advisor SrvHost".
Startup File (User Run)
  • faAgnt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'firedogadvisor' and executes as C:\Program Files\firedog advisor\faAgnt.exe /startup.

How do I remove firedog advisor?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 82%
Win 7 (SP1) 6%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 94.12%
Windows 7 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 94.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.67%
  United Kingdom 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.94%
Toshiba 23.53%
Sony 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 11.76%
HP-Pavilion FQ550AA-ABA m... 11.76%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite P305 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 5.88%

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