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Should I remove Fortunitas?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #12,797
United States Rank #25,280
Reach 0.0292%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.33 days
127.62 days >
Average installed length: 67.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.05.18.021522 0.86%
2014.05.15.221326 0.29%
2014.05.14.164702 0.86%
2014.05.14.124702 0.29%
2014.05.12.044646 0.29%
2014.05.11.204638 0.29%
2014.05.10.204628 0.86%
2014.05.10.164627 0.29%
2014.05.10.124626 0.29%
2014.05.09.224716 0.57%
2014.05.08.044116 0.29%
2014.05.07.222927 0.29%
2014.05.07.164112 0.29%
2014.05.05.231327 0.57%
2014.05.05.130740 0.57%
2014.05.05.090739 0.57%
2014.05.04.210734 0.29%
2014.05.04.130732 0.29%
2014.05.04.090730 0.29%
2014.05.04.050729 0.57%
2014.05.03.130726 0.57%
2014.05.02.170715 0.29%
2014.05.02.130713 0.29%
2014.05.02.090711 0.29%
2014.05.01.170704 0.29%
2014.04.30.222129 1.15%
2014.04.30.004244 1.15%
2014.04.29.230029 0.57%
2014.04.29.105348 0.86%
2014.04.27.093313 0.57%
2014.04.27.053312 0.29%
2014.04.26.173307 0.29%
2014.04.26.133307 0.29%
2014.04.26.093304 0.29%
2014.04.25.173257 1.15%
2014.04.25.093254 0.57%
2014.04.25.053253 0.86%
2014.04.24.213250 0.57%
2014.04.24.053244 0.29%
2014.04.23.215208 0.57%
2014.04.23.173238 0.29%
2014.04.22.225845 0.29%
2014.04.22.102507 0.29%
2014.04.22.022504 0.29%
2014.04.21.211019 0.86%
2014.04.20.193850 0.57%
2014.04.20.153850 0.29%
2014.04.20.073849 0.29%
2014.04.19.033846 0.29%
2014.04.18.113844 0.29%
2014.04.18.073843 0.29%
105 versions

Fortunitas

What is Fortunitas?

Fortunitas is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Increase usability with Fortunitas.
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home 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 Fortunitas.
FortunitasBHO.dll (b42da2b35a8134491a5545f5994fc833) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.01 Adware/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
avast! 2014.9-150413 MSIL:BrowseFox-V [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 1.0.20.515 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Browsefox-252
Comodo Security 21608 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.04.13.11 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
ESET-NOD32 9.11408 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 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
G Data 15.4.25 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15446 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15447 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.11 PUP.Optional.Fortunitas.A
McAfee 5600.6797 BrowseFox-FRR
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BrowseFox-FRR
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.309 Gen:Variant.Adware.SwiftBrowse.9
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.8.659 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dedpsr
Norman 10.20150413 BrowseFox.CERT
Panda Antivirus 15.04.13.11 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OF
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Yontoo.C
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.15
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_SPNV.03B615
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_SPNV.03B615
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38952 Yontoo (fs)
updateFortunitas.exe (4d3ab73d49c311165810bf6c46211c30) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.03.00 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-BT [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4037 Fortu.66E
Avira 7.11.176.88 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19685 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10501 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13550 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13550 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Fortunitas.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareMBrowse.fh
nProtect 2014-10-02.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360.J
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Chgt.E
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA JO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0907
VIPRE Antivirus 33612 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 63 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Fortunitas
URL: fortunitas.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@fortunitas.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fortunitas
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fortunitas\Fortunitasuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fortunitas

Program executable:FortunitasBrowserFilter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Fortunitas\FortunitasBrowserFilter.exe
MD5:d065fb91c36e528ec8c717298dd05940
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FortunitasBHO.dll - Fortunitas
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • FortunitasUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateFortunitas.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FortunitasBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Fortunitas 1.0.0.7' with the class of {c6f3fc7b-d607-44ec-9caf-2a41d547137f}.
2 Services
  • updateFortunitas.exe runs as a service named 'Update Fortunitas' (Update Fortunitas).
  • updateFortunitas(68).exe runs as a service named 'Update Fortunitas' (Update Fortunitas).

How do I remove Fortunitas?

Quickly and completely remove Fortunitas 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 Fortunitas 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 Fortunitas, 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 Fortunitas.
  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 Fortunitas you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.49%
Windows 8 28.74%
Windows XP 5.46%
Windows Vista 4.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.14%
Windows 8.1 11.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.69%
Windows 8 9.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.45% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 16.45%
  France 12.26%
  United States 11.61%
  Brazil 5.48%
  Canada 4.52%
  Australia 4.19%
  Spain 4.19%
  Germany 3.87%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Netherlands 3.55%
  Sweden 3.23%
  Mexico 2.90%
  Israel 2.90%
  Norway 2.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.98%
Hewlett-Packard 25.40%
Dell 12.70%
ASUS 9.92%
Toshiba 7.94%
Sony 4.76%
Lenovo 4.37%
GIGABYTE 3.57%
Samsung 3.57%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 4.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%
Acer Aspire V5-531 2.14%

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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