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Should I remove focusbase?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,283
United States Rank #9,982
Reach 0.0265%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.06 days
90.35 days >
Average installed length: 47.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.08.26.174712 0.27%
2014.08.26.100612 0.27%
2014.08.26.054711 0.27%
2014.08.26.044429 0.54%
2014.08.25.185816 0.80%
2014.08.25.123733 0.27%
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2014.08.25.003730 0.27%
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2014.08.23.003724 0.54%
2014.08.22.192950 0.27%
2014.08.22.072948 0.27%
2014.08.21.232940 0.27%
2014.08.21.192936 0.27%
2014.08.21.152940 0.80%
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2014.08.19.072920 0.80%
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2014.08.17.232900 0.54%
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2014.08.14.152839 0.80%
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2014.08.13.232838 0.27%
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2014.08.12.192830 1.07%
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184 versions

focusbase

What is focusbase?

focusbase is an adware web browser extension that is display banners ads as well as contextual link ads . The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer. In addition to advertisements being displayed, the app will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

While you surf the web focusbase's tools Compare Deals, Review and Search are working hard behind the scenes to enhance your browsing. You'll save time and moneyl with focusbase installed, and will wonder how you lived without us! Best of all. unlike similar services that charge subscrbtton fees, Dolphln Deals is and v...  Read more
Overview
  • 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in focusbase.
focusbaseBHO.dll (870758df65021ca1c3eaee80b7ef8156) has been flagged by the following 38 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.03.06 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-EQ [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.213.230 Adware/BrowseFox.aoy
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.focu
Bitdefender 1.0.20.515 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21301 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Trojan.BPlug.141
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.04.13.05 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
ESET-NOD32 9.11273 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.200.15170 Trojan
K7GW 13.200.15163 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.05 PUP.Optional.FocusBase.A
McAfee 5600.6797 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.309 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.0.296 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 15.03.05.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.LinkSwift.250144
Panda Antivirus 15.04.13.05 Adware/BrowserFox
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NN
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Suspicious.Dygd
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0PKS14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38142 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.2089 Adware.Agent.Win32.31654
updatefocusbase.exe (31aeb5c303e62630fe5a0929f8682860) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.04.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-EQ [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4321 Focusbase.C90
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.aoy
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.focu
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.7E88
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO (B)
ESET-NOD32 11423 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.8.9.0 PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15480 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f96c1 )
K7GW 9.202.15481 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f96c1 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.8.659 Riskware.Win32.BrowseFox.dlbiut
nProtect 2015-04-03.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CO
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Adware/BrowserFox
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.a16
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA MP
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA415
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EA415
VIPRE Antivirus 39038 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 72 all detections
focusbase 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

Displayed publisher: focusbase
URL: focusbase.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\focusbase
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\focusbase\focusbaseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by focusbase

Program executable:focusbaseBrowserFilter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\focusbase\focusbaseBrowserFilter.exe
MD5:afe68207a6989ff1033b60dc5637e080
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) focusbaseBHO.dll - focusbase
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • focusbaseUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatefocusbase.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • focusbaseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'focusbase 1.0.0.7' with the class of {8fda85d4-b14a-49f5-9de6-f91c4ec5aaf4}.
Service
  • updatefocusbase.exe runs as a service named 'Update focusbase' (Update focusbase).

How do I remove focusbase?

Quickly and completely remove focusbase 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 focusbase 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 focusbase, 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 focusbase.
  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 focusbase you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8.1 0%
 
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 52.82%
Windows 8 39.68%
Windows XP 4.02%
Windows Vista 3.22%
Windows 8.1 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.52%
Windows 8.1 21.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.55%
Windows 7 Professional 11.80%
Windows 8 6.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.96%
  DZ 3.10%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  Canada 2.89%
  Australia 2.48%
  India 2.27%
  MA 1.86%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  Malaysia 1.65%
  Israel 1.45%
  Egypt 1.45%
  Philippines 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Indonesia 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.97%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 13.26%
ASUS 9.68%
Toshiba 7.89%
Lenovo 5.02%
GIGABYTE 2.87%
Samsung 2.87%
Sony 2.15%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.52%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.23%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.23%

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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