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Should I remove Facetheme?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,311
United States Rank #23,608
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.06 days
1152.15 days >
Average installed length: 605.37 days


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What is Facetheme?

Facetheme is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is bho_project.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 2 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 (5385dc4c61c62ecb8842c1a293b6a207) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Adware
Avira AntiVir Adware/Gen.A.117
avast! 2014.9-130901 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3547 Generic5
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.232816
Comodo Security 14876 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.232816
ESET-NOD32 7.7885 a variant of Win32/Adware.Facetheme.A
Fortinet FortiGate 9/1/2013 Adware/Dr
F-Secure 11.2013-01-09_1 Adware.Generic.232816
G Data 13.9.22 Adware.Generic.232816
K7 AntiVirus 13.158.8102 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.1221213 Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.B.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7185 Generic Adware.dr
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7185 Generic Adware.dr
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Gen!rem
Symantec 9/1/2013 rev. 1 Adware.Gen
Total Defense 37.0.10244 Win32/Adware.OM
VIPRE Antivirus 14978 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 19 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\object
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Object\facetheme_uninstall.exe

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 {66D8FBA6-D90F-40A9-AC55-84896F79CA69} (BHO Project).

How do I remove Facetheme?

Quickly and completely remove Facetheme from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove Facetheme from your computer.
Or, 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: 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: 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 10 2%
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.51%
Windows Vista 15.69%
Windows XP 7.84%
Windows 10 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.84%
Windows 7 Professional 3.92%
Windows 7 Starter 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.10%
  France 7.14%
  Brazil 2.38%
  IQ 1.19%
  Iran 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.68%
Dell 19.15%
Acer 12.77%
Toshiba 8.51%
Sony 6.38%
ASUS 4.26%
MSI 2.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.12%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.08%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 4.08%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.08%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.04%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 2.04%


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