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What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.66 days
866.61 days >
Average installed length: 455.34 days


VersionDistribution 5.56% 5.56% 44.44% 22.22% 5.56% 16.67%

Color My Facebook

What is Color My Facebook?  (from Duval)

No more blue on Facebook! Choose your favorite color and see result instantly on your Facebook pages. Over 2,500,000 people downloaded Color My Facebook, the most popular and beautiful Facebook color changer! Are you?


Color My Facebook is a software program developed by Duval. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Color My Facebook-bg.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.7 MB (3,879,379 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 30% of users of Color My Facebook come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Spain.

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
  • 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
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Color My Facebook.
Color My Facebook-bg.exe (3ec8fc4f0cde71535956199112c6eefb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ahX
ESET-NOD32 8.9084 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
McAfee 5600.7257 Artemis!3EC8FC4F0CDE
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7257 Artemis!3EC8FC4F0CDE
Symantec 1/7/2014 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.7 TROJ_GEN.R047H01H313
VIPRE Antivirus 23628 Crossrider (fs)
Uninstall.exe (0b6d58ab0eef3c504a0cd1def435f9ed) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.22
ESET-NOD32 8053 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.A

Program detailsProgram details

URL: colormyfacebook.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\color my facebook
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Color My Facebook\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Color My Facebook

Program executable:Color My Facebook-bg.exe
Name:Color My Facebook
Color My Facebook exe
Path:C:\Program Files\color my facebook\Color My Facebook-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • Color My Facebook.dll - Color My Facebook (Color My Facebook BHO)
  • Color My Facebook64.exe - Color My Facebook exe
  • (Malware detected) Color My Facebook-bg.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Color My Facebook Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Color My Facebook.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Color My Facebook' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011381147} (CrossriderApp0003847).

How do I remove Color My Facebook?

You can uninstall Color My Facebook 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 Color My Facebook, 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 Color My Facebook.
  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 Color My Facebook you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 6%
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.43%
  Brazil 8.70%
  Spain 8.70%
  Vietnam 4.35%
  Thailand 4.35%
  Taiwan 4.35%
  Belgium 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  Australia 4.35%
  Kuwait 4.35%
  Israel 4.35%
  Iran 4.35%
  Germany 4.35%
  Italy 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 41.18%
ASUS 17.65%
American Megatrends 11.76%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
Sony 11.76%
Lenovo 5.88%
Common models
Sony VPCF226FM 7.14%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 7.14%
LENOVO 11433FU 7.14%
brunenIT H61MLC 7.14%
Acer Extensa 4230 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-330ES 7.14%


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