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Should I remove CommonShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,094
United States Rank #13,996
Reach 0.0147%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.98 days
87.87 days >
Average installed length: 46.17 days


2015.04.28.185148 0.35%
2015.01.23.213401 1.04%
2015.01.06.024333 12.80%
2014.12.20.030651 12.80%
2014.12.10.022350 4.15%
2014.11.27.020733 6.23%
2014.11.25.220600 1.38%
2014.11.25.220554 0.35%
2014.11.14.235431 2.42%
2014.10.16.171644 17.65%
2014.10.16.071643 0.35%
2014.10.16.011645 0.35%
2014.10.15.065246 0.35%
2014.10.15.044148 0.35%
2014.10.15.015825 0.35%
2014.10.13.232728 0.69%
2014.10.13.222220 0.35%
2014.10.13.153533 0.35%
2014.10.11.194359 0.69%
2014.10.11.183908 0.35%
2014.10.10.195259 1.04%
2014.10.10.155025 1.04%
2014.10.09.193802 1.04%
2014.10.09.153517 0.35%
2014.10.08.232415 0.69%
2014.10.08.192123 0.35%
2014.10.08.151848 0.35%
2014.10.08.071330 0.35%
2014.10.07.230813 0.35%
2014.10.06.144620 0.35%
2014.10.06.064113 0.35%
2014.10.05.223539 0.35%
2014.10.05.183306 0.35%
2014.10.05.143032 0.69%
2014.10.05.102744 0.35%
2014.10.05.022224 0.35%
2014.10.04.101200 0.35%
2014.10.03.180142 0.35%
2014.10.03.015107 0.35%
2014.10.02.214844 0.35%
2014.10.02.053826 0.35%
2014.09.30.211858 0.35%
2014.09.30.091128 0.35%
2014.09.29.210347 1.38%
2014.09.29.170123 0.35%
2014.09.29.125850 0.35%
2014.09.29.005134 0.35%
2014.09.28.204912 0.69%
2014.09.28.124423 0.35%
2014.09.28.003716 0.35%
2014.09.27.203449 0.35%
94 versions


What is CommonShare?

CommonShare is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear. It will communicate with the adware's servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on. In addition the app may display alerts and popups for updating or installing new applications many of which are ad-supported browser extensions.


The most common release is 2014.10.16.171644, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named CommonSharebho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.84 MB (2,980,923 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CommonShare.
CommonSharebho.dll (c40ddbd832d82250d290f7f9e68604bf) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3285 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bO
Comodo Security 20063 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.167
ESET-NOD32 8.10710 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
K7GW 13.185.13987 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.CommonShare.A
McAfee 5600.6941 BrowseFox-FRR
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BrowseFox-FRR
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dfohwl
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HO
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJI14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OJI14
updateCommonShare.exe (891329b7b6b8452414eb845abb14def9) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.12.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-DQ [PUP]
AVG Generic.EB6
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.45E6
Comodo Security 21735 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX (B)
ESET-NOD32 11460 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
F-Prot W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Unwanted-Program ( 0040f9881 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BB
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EB615
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EB615
VIPRE Antivirus 39266 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.68833
       View all 52 all detections
CommonShare 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

Displayed publisher: CommonShare
URL: commonshare.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CommonShare
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CommonShare\CommonShareuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CommonShare

Program module:CommonSharebho.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\CommonShare\CommonSharebho.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) CommonSharebho.dll - CommonShare
  • CommonShareUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateCommonShare.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CommonSharebho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CommonShare' with the class of {b0022d3c-ca81-4a57-ba00-31650a761234}.
  • updateCommonShare.exe runs as a service named 'Update CommonShare' (Update CommonShare).

How do I remove CommonShare?

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

Win 10 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows 10 44.64%
Windows Vista 6.92%
Windows XP 1.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 27.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.44%
Windows 7 Professional 5.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.59%
Windows 8 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.89%
  United Kingdom 7.61%
  Brazil 6.79%
  Canada 4.08%
  Italy 4.08%
  France 3.53%
  Germany 2.45%
  India 1.90%
  Poland 1.36%
  DK 1.36%
  Norway 1.36%
  Portugal 1.36%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Belgium 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.48%
Acer 19.64%
Dell 18.75%
Toshiba 9.38%
ASUS 6.70%
Lenovo 5.80%
Samsung 4.91%
Medion 0.89%
Sony 0.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.16%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.16%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.16%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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