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Should I remove InfoAtoms?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,550
United States Rank #2,384
Reach 0.1154%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.95 days
617.91 days >
Average installed length: 324.66 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.6.0.1 36.39%
1.6.0.0 20.89%
1.4.0.0 32.75%
1.3.0.0 2.43%
1.2.1.0 5.53%
1.2.0.0 0.54%
1.1.0.0 0.81%
1.0.13.0 0.13%
1.0.12.0 0.27%
1.0.11.0 0.13%
1.0.10.0 0.13%

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InfoAtoms

What is InfoAtoms?

InfoAtoms is and adware web browser plugin designed to provide users with information regarding specific words and expressions that they highlight with the mouse cursor. The interface of InfoAtoms consists of three tabs: Research, Translate, and Thesaurus. It works by installing a web browser extension, for IE the extension is a Browser Helper Object, that allows you to contextually highlight text in your web browser to perform an action via a popup.

The program will automatically modify various settings in the user's web browser upon installation, these include:
- Disables Internet Explorer Load Time Alert.
- Disables Internet Explorer Accelerators.
- In Firefox it loads a lock file that prevents removal of InfoAtoms.
- Disables the Content Security Policy (CSP) in Chrome and Firefox (Warning, this will lessen the security of the browser and PC in general).

About  (from InfoAtoms)

InfoAtoms is a FREE Browser plugin that enables you to rapidly learn more about anything that sparks your interest online. Less tabs, more fun faster. So go out there, be curious and explore! Your double-click finger just huffed a sigh of relief. With InfoAtoms you'll spend less time clicking and navigating tabs and ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in InfoAtoms.
InfoAtomsClientIE.dll (50580a655fdb48b48eeb4c141b7a4df7) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.06.29.03 Adware.Win32.InfoAtoms.AMN
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.0.0 AdWare.Win32.InfoAtoms
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.180 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1J3
VIPRE Antivirus 17172 InfoAtoms (fs)
InfoAtoms 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: InfoAtoms
URL: www.infoatoms.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\InfoAtoms\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InfoAtoms\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 598.87 KB

Program filesFiles installed by InfoAtoms

Program module:InfoAtomsClientIE.dll (Malware detected)
Name:InfoAtoms
Signed by:InfoAtoms Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\infoatoms\IE32\InfoAtomsClientIE.dll
MD5:50580a655fdb48b48eeb4c141b7a4df7
InfoAtoms is designed to provide users with information regarding specific words and expressions that they highlight with the mouse cursor. The interface of InfoAtoms consists of three tabs: Research, Translate, and Thesaurus. InfoAtoms...
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - InfoAtoms (InfoAtoms Installer)
  • (Malware detected) InfoAtomsClientIE.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • InfoAtomsClientIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'InfoAtoms' with the class of {103089DA-0F31-4A8B-843F-7D24A7FE8345}.

How do I remove InfoAtoms?

Quickly and completely remove InfoAtoms 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 InfoAtoms 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 InfoAtoms, 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 InfoAtoms.
  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 InfoAtoms you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,550

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.55%
Windows 8 10.53%
Windows Vista 10.26%
Windows XP 5.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.46%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8 5.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.93%
  Iran 0.40%
  United Kingdom 0.24%
  Japan 0.16%
  Germany 0.16%
  Hong Kong 0.08%
  BO 0.08%
  UG 0.08%
  Vietnam 0.08%
  Latvia 0.08%
  Korea 0.08%
  Kuwait 0.08%
  Austria 0.08%
  Philippines 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.48%
Dell 23.56%
Acer 12.80%
Toshiba 9.83%
ASUS 7.24%
GIGABYTE 2.41%
Lenovo 2.04%
Gateway 1.67%
Samsung 1.30%
Intel 0.93%
Sahara 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.61%
Gateway NE56R 2.61%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.61%

comments1 comment

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Mr. Cowover a year ago
WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL INFOATOMS. Once you install it, you can't stop it. IT CANNOT BE DELETED FOR SOME REASON. I didn't even install it!