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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,249
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.62 days
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Average installed length: 115.40 days


85 9.88%
78 29.63%
77 3.70%
75 1.23%
68 55.56%

Facebook Friend Alert

What is Facebook Friend Alert?  (from PC Gizmos LTD)

FB Friend Alert is the best free software for keeping up with your friends and loved ones on Facebook. FB Friend alert notifies you when your friends log in to Facebook, as well as tells you who logged in while you were away. Whenever a friend logs in, a small alert appears on the bottom right corner of your Facebook s...  Read more


Facebook Friend Alert is a software program developed by PC Gizmos LTD. The most common release is 68, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named PC_152072.en_77.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 7.34 MB (7,693,006 bytes). 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 35% of users of Facebook Friend Alert come from MA, it is also popular in DZ and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pc-gizmos.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\Uninstall_152072.bat
Estimated size: 7.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Facebook Friend Alert

Program executable:PC_152072.en_77.exe
Name:PC Gizmos
Additional files:
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll - Facebook Friend Alert
  • PCGizmosBHO.9.dll - PC Gizmos BHO
  • PC_149584.en_67.exe - PC Gizmos
  • PC_152072.en_68.exe
  • PC_152072.en_74.exe
  • PC_152072.en_75.exe
  • PC_152072.en_76.exe
  • PC_152072.en_77.exe
  • PC_152072.en_78.exe
  • PC_152072.en_83.exe
  • PC_152072.en_84.exe
  • PC_152072.en_87.exe
  • PC_152072.en_88.exe
  • PC_153974.en_68.exe
  • libeay32.2.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ssleay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PCGizmosBHO.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).
8 Startup Files (User Run)
  • PC_152072.en_87.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\SoundcloudDLD-PC_136528.en_87.exe" --update.
  • PC_152072.en_88.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\BlockAds-PC_136519.en_86.exe" --update.
  • PC_152072.en_84.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\SoundcloudDLD-PC_173913.en_84.exe" --update.
  • PC_152072.en_83.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_136528.en_83.exe" --update.
  • PC_152072.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_152072.en_75.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_136528.en_75.exe" --update.
  • Plus 2 more
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PC_152072.en_75.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC_GIZMOS' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PC_152072.en_75.exe" --update.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PC_152072.en_88.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PC_136519.en_88.exe'.

How do I remove Facebook Friend Alert?

You can uninstall Facebook Friend Alert 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 Friend Alert, 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 Friend Alert.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.07%
Windows 10 14.81%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.10%
Windows 7 Professional 17.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8 Pro 4.94%
Windows 7 Starter 2.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.06% of installs come from MA
Which countries install it?
  MA 35.06%
  DZ 15.58%
  United States 11.69%
  TN 6.49%
  Egypt 5.19%
  France 2.60%
  IQ 2.60%
  Israel 2.60%
  Jordan 2.60%
  YE 2.60%
  Saudi Arabia 2.60%
  LY 1.30%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Spain 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.29%
Dell 18.57%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 8.57%
Sony 4.29%
Samsung 4.29%
Lenovo 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Packard Bell 1.43%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 3.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.60%
Dell Vostro 3500 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.60%

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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