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Should I remove FriendsChecker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,957
United States Rank #5,902
Reach 0.0308%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.18 days
624.90 days >
Average installed length: 328.34 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.5.35239 0.59%
2.5.35236 0.59%
2.5.35230 5.29%
2.5.34240 1.76%
2.5.34238 1.18%
2.5.32235 0.59%
2.5.29239 0.59%
2.5.29231 0.59%
2.5.25230 4.71%
2.5.19224 0.59%
2.5.86 0.59%
2.5.85 15.29%
2.5.78 1.76%
2.5.71 1.18%
2.5.65 0.59%
2.5.61 5.29%
2.5.60 30.00%
2.5.55 12.94%
2.5.54 0.59%
2.5.53 7.06%
2.5.50 2.35%
2.5.48 0.59%
2.5.45 1.18%
2.5.40 0.59%
2.1.30 3.53%

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FriendsChecker

What is FriendsChecker?

FriendsChecker installs as a web browser plugin for Internet Explorer and FireFox. It is designed to check to see what facebook friends have defreinded you. It does this by polling facebook with your profile details to see changes in your friends list. FriendsChecker is free but advertising supported.

About  (from GenTechnologies Apps)

FriendsChecker is entirely free to use, but may show advertisements while FriendsChecker is installed. All of our advertisements are labelled. These promotions help us keep FriendsChecker 100% awesome and free for you. When someone unfriends you, you’ll see a notification showing which one of your friends unfriended y...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 2.5.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named common.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 721.56 KB (738,879 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FriendsChecker.
common.dll (66fcf6b76f89b3487acf1f94860f090e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0188 Adware.Plugin.16
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8493 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.188 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1K9
VIPRE Antivirus 19056 FriendsChecker (fs)
FriendsChecker has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove FriendsChecker.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FriendsChecker
URL: www.friendschecker.com
Help link: www.friendschecker.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FriendsChecker\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FriendsChecker\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 721.56 KB

Program filesFiles installed by FriendsChecker

Program module:common.dll
Name:FriendsChecker
Signed by:FriendsChecker LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\friendschecker\IE\common.dll
MD5:c140f19350ecb26b06b1c22c682eab88
(From the publisher) “When someone unfriends you, you’ll see a notification showing which one of your friends unfriended you. If one of your friends deletes their Facebook profile, FriendsChecker will notify you about these changes as well!...”
Additional files:
  • DynConIE.dll - FriendsChecker
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FriendsChecker' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.
  • DynConIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FriendsChecker' with the class of {FED6A736-129B-49C7-857E-25FC91E87DB3}.

How do I remove FriendsChecker?

Quickly and completely remove FriendsChecker 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 FriendsChecker 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 FriendsChecker, 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 FriendsChecker.
  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 FriendsChecker you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#12,957

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.05%
Windows Vista 17.16%
Windows XP 10.65%
Windows 8 4.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.12%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.38%
Windows 8 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.59%
  Iran 0.68%
  South Africa 0.34%
  Brazil 0.34%
  Taiwan 0.34%
  Qatar 0.34%
  SD 0.34%
  DZ 0.34%
  AL 0.34%
  Canada 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.02%
Dell 27.64%
Acer 13.82%
Toshiba 6.50%
Lenovo 4.88%
ASUS 3.25%
Intel 1.63%
Gateway 1.63%
GIGABYTE 0.81%
Compaq 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.25%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.44%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.44%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 1.63%
Gateway DX4860 1.63%


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