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Should I remove Facetheme?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,673
United States Rank #9,743
Reach 0.0193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.91 days
1265.80 days >
Average installed length: 665.08 days


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What is Facetheme?

FaceTheme is a browser plug-ins for Internet Explorer and Firefox that provide themes for Facebook. By installing a FaceTheme, you can change the way your Facebook home pages and profiles look. The program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

About  (from facetheme.com)

Facebook is just about the hottest site nowadays. I mean, where else can you go to check in with your buddies, share cool stuff with them from your pics to your thoughts and opinions to videos you find, see what they are up to, AND play killer games like Plants Vs. Zombies? No other social network site can offer you al...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Facetheme.
bho_project.dll (87492f720c4459f2c7a873bb7525b3d9) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG 2014.0.3491 Generic5
Bitdefender Application.Generic.421347
Comodo Security 16469 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Application.Generic.421347
ESET-NOD32 7.8474 a variant of Win32/Adware.Facetheme.A
G Data 13.7.22 Application.Generic.421347
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.B.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.421347
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.189 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1L8

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\object
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Object\facetheme_uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Facetheme

Program module:bho_project.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Background Changer
Path:C:\Program Files\object\bho_project.dll
Additional files:
  • facetheme_uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • bho_project.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Facetheme' with the class of {27a220b7-bb43-4faf-b27b-f803d18eea28} (BHO Project).

How do I remove Facetheme?

You can uninstall Facetheme 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 Facetheme, 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 Facetheme.
  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 Facetheme you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.18%
Windows Vista 15.22%
Windows XP 9.97%
Windows 10 2.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.31%
Windows 7 Professional 5.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.11%
  Spain 9.78%
  France 5.35%
  Germany 4.61%
  Brazil 2.21%
  Canada 1.48%
  United Kingdom 1.11%
  Italy 1.11%
  Australia 0.55%
  Iran 0.55%
  Saudi Arabia 0.55%
  Romania 0.37%
  Austria 0.18%
  Dominican Republic 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.75%
Dell 25.42%
Acer 16.25%
Toshiba 10.42%
ASUS 5.42%
Samsung 1.67%
Sony 1.25%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 3.05%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%


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