40,688,004 programs installed

Should I remove Information?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,966
United States Rank #5,963
Reach 0.0413%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.65 days
166.71 days >
Average installed length: 87.59 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.4.10 8.61%
1.34.3.28 53.93%
1.34.2.13 35.96%
1.34.1.21 1.50%

Information

What is Information?

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.

- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

Overview

The most common release is 1.34.3.28, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 7.81 MB (8,186,066 bytes). The installed file Information-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • 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 Information.
98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-4.exe (801a72c819d32b84d60a8cbb3173b21b) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Trojan.Generic.11248894
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.142 Adware/CrossRider.A.2033
avast! 2014.9-140530 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2015.0.3459 Generic_s
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14530 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
Bitdefender 1.0.20.750 Trojan.Generic.11248894
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.05.30.12 Trojan.Generic.11248894
ESET-NOD32 8.9798 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 5/30/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2014-30-05_6 Trojan.Generic.11248894
G Data 14.5.24 Trojan.Generic.11248894
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 13.177.12067 Trojan
K7GW 13.177.12080 Trojan ( 004988971 )
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.12 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!801A72C819D3
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!801A72C819D3
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.450 Trojan.Generic.11248894
nProtect 14.05.14.01 Trojan.Generic.11248894
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0429
VIPRE Antivirus 29194 Crossrider (fs)
98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-5.exe (f6bc51caaa6b2a192d4f1200d8b3f199) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.Generic.11255063
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.156 Adware/CrossRider.AE
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Agent.X
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.81
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11255063
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Trojan.Generic.11255063 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9799 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11255063
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11255063
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.177.12067 Trojan ( 004985a61 )
K7GW 9.177.12080 Trojan ( 004985a61 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F6BC51CAAA6B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!F6BC51CAAA6B
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.Generic.11255063
nProtect 2014-05-14.01 Trojan.Generic.11255063
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GO
VIPRE Antivirus 29202 Crossrider (fs)
Information-codedownloader.exe (af31f355b1be096b6cb07444529d67fb) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Trojan.Generic.11257443
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.CrossRider!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.142 Adware/CrossRider.A.2032
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 14.0.0.3950 CrossRider.A
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11257443
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Trojan.Generic.11257443 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9798 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11257443
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11257443
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!AF31F355B1BE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AF31F355B1BE
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Trojan.Generic.11257443
Norman 7.04.04 Troj_Generic.TVODQ
nProtect 2014-05-14.01 Trojan.Generic.11257443
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0429
VIPRE Antivirus 29194 Crossrider (fs)
Information-bho.dll (12ba121a9a0d9081d8774117b5f38bbb) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Lyckriks!
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AMMM
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks.aqV
Comodo Security 17836 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Toolbar.231
ESET-NOD32 9460 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.R
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.ff
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.mk
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.mk.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!12BA121A9A0D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!12BA121A9A0D
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57630 Riskware.Win32.Lyckriks.ctgwey
Sophos 4.97.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OBA14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
VIPRE Antivirus 26776 Crossrider (fs)
Information-enabler.exe (90ffbef15fc527aa22d7000bc8d8f947) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.914039
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.X
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.914039
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.Crossrider.7519
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.914039 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9671 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.914039
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.914039
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.SuspectCRC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!90FFBEF15FC5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!90FFBEF15FC5
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.914039
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GE
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05C914
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Crossrider (fs)
Information-firefoxinstaller.exe (592309c12f422632394ff31c85c543bc) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.905836
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.Y
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.905836
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.905836 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9612 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.905836
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.905836
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11595 Trojan ( 004958cc1 )
K7GW 9.176.11595 Trojan ( 004958cc1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!592309C12F42
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!592309C12F42
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.905836
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA EI
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05CI14
VIPRE Antivirus 27850 Crossrider (fs)
98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-3.exe (2b5e72f712a50211e63cc0fd6af0cfcb) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.142 Adware/CrossRider.A.1890
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.81
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.CrossRider.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 9798 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!2B5E72F712A5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!2B5E72F712A5
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.928
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0429
VIPRE Antivirus 29194 Crossrider (fs)
98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-2.exe (396ee48be79ce2e0f32c714ffbf21b54) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.142 Adware/CrossRider.A.1579
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9799 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.CrossRider
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.847
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0426
VIPRE Antivirus 29202 Crossrider (fs)
Information-updater.exe (60ac402c3d2a865e9eea1a8deb8885d7) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANDC
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.W
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.950
ESET-NOD32 9460 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!60AC402C3D2A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!60AC402C3D2A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05BL14
VIPRE Antivirus 26776 Crossrider (fs)
Information-bho64.dll (5f6f19f7e537ae87f1e6c5c92d2b1533) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 14.0.0.3931 MultiBundle.S
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win64.Crossrider.D
ESET-NOD32 9785 probably a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.D
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.PlusHD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!5F6F19F7E537
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!5F6F19F7E537
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0429
VIPRE Antivirus 29098 Crossrider (fs)
5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-2.exe (c280b7b161d03cce153fb6e76b6fe22c) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GM
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBOH0DJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 28442 Crossrider (fs)
5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-4.exe (a28335eaddb0e15dc9dacad7b18219ba) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9671 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PB
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05CV14
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Crossrider (fs)
Information-chromeinstaller.exe (a05eb46a41afa6f6414d5982d6170c96) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.Y
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PP
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KH05D514
VIPRE Antivirus 28442 Crossrider (fs)
5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-5.exe (308d3e9a41604bc1cf05378aec23ee70) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05CV14
VIPRE Antivirus 27926 Crossrider (fs)
5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-3.exe (937b5e9a7697f0a31d5421828e8f6ca6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0331
VIPRE Antivirus 27926 Crossrider (fs)
1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-2.exe (a8bc602510680c59adae44271c1b39fa) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27988 Crossrider (fs)
1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-3.exe (71583c213b6741781279db57fe4ca042) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27988 Crossrider (fs)
1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-4.exe (b2ba1d50b9419d32d80400f097ecd05b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27988 Crossrider (fs)
1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-5.exe (254d1b9b22c2a03780ed1f48777681c0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Information.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27988 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: VisualBee
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\information
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Information\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 7.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Information

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\information\utils.exe
MD5:ac37cd316015af0fc9d546db1afcc60e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-2.exe - Information (Information exe)
  • (Malware detected) 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-3.exe
  • (Malware detected) 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) 5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-2.exe
  • (Malware detected) 5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-3.exe
  • (Malware detected) 5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 5b05dac8-0aa2-495d-a550-eaac5235a2fb-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-2.exe
  • (Malware detected) 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-3.exe
  • (Malware detected) 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-5.exe
  • Information-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Information-bho.dll - Information BHO
  • (Malware detected) Information-bho64.dll
  • Information-buttonutil.exe
  • Information-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Information-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Information-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Information-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Information-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Information-updater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Information-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Information' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511031168} (CrossriderApp0050368).
  • Information-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Information' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511031168} (CrossriderApp0050368).
17 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Information-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-1.
  • 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-5.
  • 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-4.
  • 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-3.
  • 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 98598045-e1ab-4b07-9894-8212bcab8cee-2.
  • 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-5.
  • Plus 11 more

How do I remove Information?

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Or, you can uninstall Information 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 Information, 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 Information.
  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 Information you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.93%
Windows 8 38.20%
Windows Vista 5.99%
Windows XP 1.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.20%
Windows 8.1 22.10%
Windows 8 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.95%
  Canada 6.35%
  United Kingdom 2.65%
  Germany 0.26%
  Iran 0.26%
  New Zealand 0.26%
  Sweden 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.79%
Dell 25.23%
Acer 15.89%
Toshiba 7.48%
ASUS 4.67%
Lenovo 4.21%
GIGABYTE 1.40%
Samsung 0.93%
Alienware 0.93%
Gateway 0.47%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.01%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.18%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.55%
Gateway NE56R 1.91%

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