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FaceBook Photo Downloader


FaceBook Photo Downloader is a software program developed by PC Gizmos LTD. The most common release is 78, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named pc_165640.en_77.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.42 MB (9,878,380 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 and Windows XP. While about 80% of users of FaceBook Photo Downloader come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pc-gizmos.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\pc-gizmos
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PC-Gizmos\Uninstall_165640.bat
Estimated size: 9.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FaceBook Photo Downloader

Program executable:pc_165640.en_77.exe
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\pc-gizmos\pc_165640.en_77.exe
Additional files:
  • PCGizmosBHO.9.dll - PC Gizmos BHO
  • PC_136519.en_77.exe - PC Gizmos
  • libeay32.2.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.2.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libeay32.dll
  • PC_165640.en_78.exe
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll
  • ssleay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PCGizmosBHO.9.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PC Gizmos BHO' with the class of {A817C286-3D6B-4ECD-A99C-E44E50DBC523} (PCGizmosBHO).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • PC_165640.en_78.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PC_152072.en_78.exe" --update.
  • PC_136519.en_77.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PC-Gizmos\PC_136519.en_77.exe" --update.

How do I remove FaceBook Photo Downloader?

You can uninstall FaceBook Photo Downloader 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 FaceBook Photo Downloader, 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 FaceBook Photo Downloader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FaceBook Photo Downloader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 50%
Win XP 50%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  DZ 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 50.00%
Acer 50.00%

About (from PC Gizmos LTD)

Here at PC-Gizmos we are dedicated to creating simple, easy to use tools that tweak your favorite websites to make your life easier.
Publisher URL: www.pc-gizmos.com


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