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Should I remove Cartoonly?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #40,120
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.88 days
1087.87 days >
Average installed length: 571.59 days


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What is Cartoonly?  (from cartoonly.com)

Create a cartoon version of any picture on Facebook. Turn yourself and friends into cartoons! Upload any profile picture and create your own Cartoon! Also get access to Glitter, Layouts, and Smileys with Glitteroo.


Cartoonly is a software program developed by cartoonly.com. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named bho_project.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 82% of users of Cartoonly come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Cartoonly.
bho_project.dll (c45404a11c8abf0256ff64b236a2e4d9) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-130523 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3446 Generic5
Comodo Security 14631 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 7.7826 a variant of Win32/Adware.Facetheme.A
G Data 13.5.22 Win32:Adware-gen
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.AdWare
K7 AntiVirus 13.155.8025 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.922155 Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.B.(kcloud)
Norman 10.20130523 W32/Suspicious_Gen4.AENNC
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Gen!rem
Symantec 5/23/2013 rev. 5 Adware.Gen
Total Defense 37.0.10218 Win32/Adware.OM
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_GEN.R4FC8I5
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_GEN.R4FC8I5
VIPRE Antivirus 14604 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\object
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Object\cartoonly_uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Cartoonly

Program module:bho_project.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Background Changer
Change your background
Path:C:\Program Files\object\bho_project.dll
Additional files:
  • cartoonly_uninstall.exe
  • themechanger_uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • bho_project.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cartoonly' with the class of {66D8FBA6-D90F-40A9-AC55-84896F79CA69} (BHO Project).

How do I remove Cartoonly?

You can uninstall Cartoonly 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 Cartoonly, 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 Cartoonly.
  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 Cartoonly you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 10 5%
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.21%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 10 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 7 Starter 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.14%
  United Kingdom 10.71%
  Iran 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Sony 5.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.88%
Sony VGN-FZ160E 5.88%
LENOVO 2958 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 5.88%


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