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Should I remove flash-Enhancer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,650
United States Rank #8,504
Reach 0.1474%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.25 days
36.87 days >
Average installed length: 19.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1 100.00%

flash-Enhancer

What is flash-Enhancer?

Flash Enhancer is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The program is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to whatever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar/extension performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search as well as other ad-supported techniques.

- Changes the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changes the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is AmiBho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 926.94 KB (949,189 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in flash-Enhancer.
AmiBho.dll (25dcd812c7d2bda39b3f5cdb0d81d37d) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 Win32/Amonetize.X
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10750 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.10750 Trojan ( 0049026a1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.09 PUP.Optional.Amonetize.A
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!25DCD812C7D2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!25DCD812C7D2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1201
flashEnhancer.dll (096463804298c25f3606de2e7d32f829) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Amonetize.BX
ESET-NOD32 10305 a variant of Win32/Amonetize.X
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!096463804298
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0801
       View all 13 all detections
flash-Enhancer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.flash-Enhancer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\amiext\flashenhancer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AmiExt\flashEnhancer\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 926.94 KB

Program filesFiles installed by flash-Enhancer

Program module:AmiBho.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\amiext\flashenhancer\ie\AmiBho.dll
MD5:25dcd812c7d2bda39b3f5cdb0d81d37d
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - flash-Enhancer
  • AmiStorage.exe (by AmiExt ltd) - AmiExt web browser extension framework (AmiExt IE plugin helper object)
  • (Malware detected) AmiBho.dll
  • (Malware detected) flashEnhancer.dll
  • flashEnhancerX64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • flashEnhancer.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'flashEnhancer' with the class of {5A60B6BB-FA81-4EFA-AB9C-A820E2143736}.
  • AmiBho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'flash-Enhancer' with the class of {5A60B6BB-FA81-4EFA-AB9C-A820E2143736} (AmiExt IE plugin).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AmiStorage.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AmiExt\flashEnhancer\ie\AmiStorage.exe'.

How do I remove flash-Enhancer?

Quickly and completely remove flash-Enhancer 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 flash-Enhancer 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 flash-Enhancer, 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 flash-Enhancer.
  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 flash-Enhancer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,650
 
REACH
~0.15%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.22%
Windows 8 23.08%
Windows XP 8.29%
Windows Vista 4.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.58%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.30%
Windows 8.1 6.51%
Windows 8 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.94%
  United Kingdom 6.40%
  Canada 5.17%
  Germany 5.06%
  France 4.96%
  India 4.34%
  MA 2.58%
  Thailand 2.58%
  Saudi Arabia 2.38%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Australia 2.17%
  Italy 1.55%
  Romania 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.71%
Acer 20.57%
Dell 17.54%
ASUS 8.93%
Toshiba 7.02%
Samsung 5.42%
GIGABYTE 5.26%
Lenovo 3.19%
Intel 2.55%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.89%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.17%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.81%

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