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Should I remove ExFriendAlert?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,544
United States Rank #18,349
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 62.57 days
731.34 days >
Average installed length: 384.26 days


2.5.91 1.39%
2.5.86 18.75%
2.5.80 4.17%
2.5.77 27.08%
2.5.71 45.83%
2.5.68 2.78%

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What is ExFriendAlert?

ExFriendAlert works by installing a browser extension in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

"In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you. These offers make it more efficient to search the web by providing you with multiple places to search from (an additional search field, your home page or via opening a new browser tab). Included with these toolbars are typically widgets that provide new ways to access your favorite websites, social networking platforms and news sources. They also may offer general utility widgets like getting real-time weather data and streaming your radio station of choice."

About  (from GenTechnologies Apps)

ExFriendAlert is a free application that notifies you whenever someone unfriends you on Facebook. It works by installing a browser extension in Internet Explorer, Firefox. When someone unfriends you, you’ll see a notification showing which one of your friends unfriended you. If one of your friends deletes their Faceboo...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ExFriendAlert.
common.dll (c68ff8211808ae46a02cf615fe389a96) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.36
ESET-NOD32 7.8609 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
Symantec 10/29/2013 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
ExFriendAlert 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: ExFriendAlert
URL: www.exfriendalert.com
Help link: www.exfriendalert.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\exfriendalert
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ExFriendAlert\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 627.09 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ExFriendAlert

Program module:common.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\exfriendalert\IE\common.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ExFriendAlert' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.

How do I remove ExFriendAlert?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.14%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows XP 9.66%
Windows 10 6.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.22%
Windows 7 Professional 6.38%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.56%
  United Kingdom 16.92%
  Canada 13.85%
  Australia 4.62%
  Iran 1.03%
  Greece 0.51%
  Hungary 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.19%
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Acer 14.81%
ASUS 3.70%
Intel 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
Medion 1.85%
MSI 1.85%
Lenovo 1.85%
Sony 0.93%
Toshiba 0.93%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.85%
Dell Studio 540 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.85%
MEDION P7618 1.85%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.85%


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