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Should I remove freeven?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,281
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.02 days
127.31 days >
Average installed length: 66.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.3.6 100.00%

freeven

What is freeven?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

About  (from Kimahri Software inc)

As part of the installing of the Extensions, Licensors may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. This change if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following; the homepage of your Internet Browser, the...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in freeven.
freeven-enabler.exe (77d6b58dcd15d776cfc34dbff5be6f61) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1019 Trojan.Generic.11171421
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
Avira AntiVir 7.11.144.142 Adware/Feven.A.15
AVG 2015.0.3497 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.Feven.gen
Bitdefender 1.0.20.560 Trojan.Generic.11171421
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Trojan.Crossrider.950
ESET-NOD32 8.9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2014-22-04_3 Trojan.Generic.11171421
G Data 14.4.24 Trojan.Generic.11171421
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 AdWare.Win32.Feven
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.10 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!77D6B58DCD15
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!77D6B58DCD15
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10502 Adware:Win32/Feven
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.336 Trojan.Generic.11171421
nProtect 14.04.20.01 Trojan.Generic.11171421
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.10 Trj/CI.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH01CK14
VIPRE Antivirus 28442 Crossrider (fs)
freeven-firefoxinstaller.exe (fd910a6085211007cfccd9060497999a) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.913943
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MultiBundle.V
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.913943
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.8337
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.913943
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.913943
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.913943
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05CJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 28082 Crossrider (fs)
freeven-chromeinstaller.exe (2fc0d106363aa9deb18925dd7c566947) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.915411
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MultiBundle.X
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.915411
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.915411
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.915411
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.915411
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C9H05CJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 28082 Crossrider (fs)
freeven-codedownloader.exe (60c0170c4a11e0750f56d652a91e2ba3) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AA
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.7193
ESET-NOD32 9597 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10401 Adware:Win32/Feven
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KH01CH14
VIPRE Antivirus 27754 Crossrider (fs)
freeven-bho.dll (a847544da1aca994e43f0a41c4bbe18d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10302 Adware:Win32/Feven
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 27470 Crossrider (fs)
freeven-updater.exe (1a4b4fd91f7ca38363378bcf38120a60) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27344 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 56 all detections
freeven 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: freeven
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freeven
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\freeven\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Estimated size: 8.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by freeven

Program executable:freeven-enabler.exe (Malware detected)
Name:freeven
freeven exe
Path:C:\Program Files\freeven\freeven-enabler.exe
MD5:77d6b58dcd15d776cfc34dbff5be6f61
Additional files:
  • freeven-bg.exe - freeven (freeven exe)
  • (Malware detected) freeven-bho.dll - freeven BHO
  • freeven-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) freeven-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) freeven-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) freeven-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) freeven-updater.exe
  • utils.exe
  • 51678.crx
  • 51678.xpi
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • freeven-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'freeven' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511161180} (CrossriderApp0051680).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • freeven-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named freeven-updater.
  • freeven-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named freeven-enabler.
  • freeven-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named freeven-codedownloader.
  • freeven-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named freeven-firefoxinstaller.
  • freeven-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named freeven-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove freeven?

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Or, you can uninstall freeven 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 freeven, 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 freeven.
  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 freeven you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.09%
Windows 8 27.27%
Windows Vista 13.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.92% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 26.92%
  United States 26.92%
  Germany 11.54%
  Mexico 7.69%
  Argentina 3.85%
  Australia 3.85%
  Canada 3.85%
  France 3.85%
  Israel 3.85%
  Italy 3.85%
  Sweden 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Sony 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
Samsung 10.00%
Packard Bell 5.00%
ASUS 5.00%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW54E 4.55%
Sony SVE1713C5E 4.55%
Sony SVE17135CXB 4.55%
Samsung R509 4.55%
Samsung R428/R439 4.55%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 4.55%

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