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Should I remove BeFrugal.com Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,510
United States Rank #5,819
Reach 0.0254%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.47 days
544.77 days >
Average installed length: 286.23 days


2013.3.16.1 1.80%
2013.3.15.4 2.59%
2013.3.14.1 7.58%
2013.3.13.3 11.78%
2013.3.12.1 4.79%
2013.3.11.1 7.98%
2013.3.10.2 7.58%
2013.3.8.3 3.79%
2013.3.8.2 16.17%
2013.3.7.1 2.79%
2013.3.6.1 0.40%
2013.3.4.5 6.79%
2013.3.4.4 1.40%
2013.3.2.1 16.37%
2013.3.1.1 0.40%
2013.3.0.6 2.99%
2012.2.4.1 4.79%

BeFrugal.com Toolbar

What is BeFrugal.com Toolbar?

BeFrugal.com ToolbarToolbar will have the ability to inject such content into search results in your browser. Such content will be identified as BeFrugal.com content, and you will have the ability to disable this feature of the Toolbar. The Shopping Toolbar will have the ability to inject such content into search results in your browser. Such content will be identified as ShopAtHome.com content, and you will have the ability to disable this feature of the Toolbar.


The most common release is 2013.3.2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BFHP.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,454,857 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BeFrugal.com Toolbar.
BFHP.exe (b7ee48195e7c0b7a93d10c5fb6a319be) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.95 Capital Intellect Installer
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 TROJ_GEN.F47V1023
befrgl.exe (7a689e749ca03cd8bbaf8bb725de7db4) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Sophos 4.94.0 Capital Intellect Installer
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1024
BeFrugal.com Toolbar 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\BeFrugal.com\Toolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\BeFrugal.com\Toolbar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BeFrugal.com Toolbar

Program executable:BFHP.exe (Malware detected)
Name:BeFrugal.com Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\BeFrugal.com\Toolbar\BFHP.exe
Additional files:
  • BFNB.dll (by Capital Intellect) - BeFrugal.com Notification bar
  • befrgl.exe (by Capital Intellect) - BeFrugal.com Service
  • BFTB.dll - BeFrugal.com Toolbar
  • BFHP.exe - BeFrugal.com Helper
  • befrglps.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BFTB.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BeFrugalIEHelper' with the class of {2335A057-CBA6-40F6-A712-C6A7C98F7813} (BFBHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • BFTB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BeFrugal.com Toolbar' with the class of {5BA2C4EE-42EF-4E2D-88BE-7271AE4E35B7} (BFToolbar).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BFHP.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BeFrugal.com Toolbar.
  • befrgl.exe runs as a service named 'BeFrugal.com Service' (BeFrugal.com Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BFHP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BFHP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\BeFrugal.com\Toolbar\BFHP.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000310601%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001553%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001553%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,296
8,062,084 average

How do I remove BeFrugal.com Toolbar?

You can uninstall BeFrugal.com Toolbar 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BeFrugal.com Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 BeFrugal.com Toolbar.
  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 BeFrugal.com Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.08%
Windows 10 18.56%
Windows Vista 13.77%
Windows XP 5.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.67%
Windows 8.1 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 5.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.63%
Windows 8 5.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.54%
  Italy 0.12%
  Canada 0.12%
  Germany 0.12%
  PR 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.16%
Dell 30.08%
Toshiba 13.11%
Acer 9.25%
ASUS 2.31%
Samsung 1.29%
Intel 1.03%
Gateway 0.77%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.50%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.15%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.25%

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Amarover a year ago
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