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Should I remove pro123?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.08 days
169.10 days >
Average installed length: 88.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.5.22 100.00%

pro123

What is pro123?

The Freeven adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites using this adware plugin are not associated with the underlying website the user is currently visiting and are injected. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page. It will also convert words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements. This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through 3rd-party download managers and installers that may include it as an additional or sponsored offers including adware.

Overview

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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 2.73 MB (2,861,499 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Installed as part of a co-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 pro123.
3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-3.exe (6d678a7435041501ff1abb0af19656c3) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.112 Adware/CrossRider.A.5553
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1487 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAD
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1095 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.08.07.03 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
ESET-NOD32 8.9849 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.02 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Adware-CrossR!6D678A743504
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Adware-CrossR!6D678A743504
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.657 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Panda Antivirus 14.08.07.03 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.f01
VIPRE Antivirus 29618 Crossrider (fs)
3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-5.exe (ffbd98e9d86eb6b55b43510fcdf41232) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Agent.ept
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!FFBD98E9D86E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!FFBD98E9D86E
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29618 Crossrider (fs)
3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-4.exe (743c5327fe59f0d51ce4ab591fde927f) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.112 Adware/CrossRider.A.5503
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAD
ESET-NOD32 9849 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!743C5327FE59
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!743C5327FE59
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.126
VIPRE Antivirus 29618 Crossrider (fs)
pro123-bho.dll (3b33b88e2f5f96a79b6c06384707d984) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Agent.ept
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Feven.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-CrossR!3B33B88E2F5F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-CrossR!3B33B88E2F5F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29618 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 42 all detections
pro123 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 pro123.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Freeven
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pro123
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\pro123\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 2.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by pro123

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pro123\utils.exe
MD5:b9a57ed8016d463243bb1ee37c89a4e3
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-3.exe (by Freeven) - pro123 (pro123 exe)
  • (Malware detected) 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-4.exe (by Freeven)
  • (Malware detected) 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-5.exe
  • pro123-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) pro123-bho.dll - pro123 BHO
  • pro123-novainstaller.exe
  • 360-54253.crx
  • 54253.crx
  • 54253.xpi
  • pro123-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pro123-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'pro123' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511421153} (CrossriderApp0054253).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-5.
  • 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-4.
  • 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3b706734-e80c-4aa8-820f-56129a5edfa2-3.

How do I remove pro123?

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Or, you can uninstall pro123 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 pro123, 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 pro123.
  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 pro123 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 40%
Win 8 20%
 
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 Vista 40.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  France 20.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%
  Brazil 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GG684AA-ABF a... 20.00%
HCU001 NH4CU53 20.00%
eMachines eME732Z 20.00%
eMachines eMachines E625... 20.00%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 20.00%

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