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Should I remove Faster Light?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,579
United States Rank #16,846
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.74 days
110.32 days >
Average installed length: 57.96 days


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2014.12.27.102305 0.81%
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102 versions

Faster Light

What is Faster Light?

Faster Light is an ad-supported browser extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions including those based on the the content of any web page the user is visiting, plug-ins, add-ons, or the web browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying advertisements.

From the EULA: "The Software provides a suite of web browsing features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications for search, text referencing, social media, website ratings and reviews, coupons, and comparison shopping for various products and services."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

One feature of the plugin that may be enabled for you is displaying relevant coupons, deals, and special offers. When you visit a website of a merchant or affiliate store that participates in the coupon program, the plugin is designed to recognize the website to determine whether there are coupons, deals, or special of...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Faster Light.
FasterLightBHO.dll (ae069b5c037f9d25b528c293f1c35a20) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.30 Adware/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.AP
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:BrowseFox-HG [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Fasterligh.Gen
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Browsefox-172
Comodo Security 22888 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AP
ESET-NOD32 9.12013 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.BrowseFox.AP
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16723 Trojan
K7GW 13.207.16723 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!AE069B5C037F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AP
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.AP
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA DC
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 PUA.Yontoo.C
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AB15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 42432 Yontoo
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.58304
updateFasterLight.exe (100c65be2578f722debdc154cd6157ba) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.06.03.01 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.BR
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HG [PUP]
AVG Generic.10F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.D49D
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Fasterligh.Gen
Comodo Security 22318 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.BR (B)
ESET-NOD32 11725 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
K7 AntiVirus 9.204.16117 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.204.16118 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.BR
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-06-02.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BR
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NK
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Total Defense Heur/TrojanHorse.ZCFS!suspicious
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EAC15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EAC15
VIPRE Antivirus 40790 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 79 all detections
Faster Light 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: Faster Light
URL: fasterlight.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Faster Light
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Faster Light\FasterLightuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Faster Light

Program module:FasterLightBHO.dll
Name:Faster Light
Path:C:\Program Files\Faster Light\FasterLightBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FasterLightbho.dll - Faster Light
  • FasterLightUn.exe
  • FasterLightUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateFasterLight.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FasterLightBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Faster Light' with the class of {950ef4df-b9dd-4b97-9e34-5c7d25a5eb88}.
  • updateFasterLight.exe runs as a service named 'Update Faster Light' (Update Faster Light).

How do I remove Faster Light?

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

Win 10 44%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.39%
Windows 10 44.35%
Windows Vista 4.44%
Windows XP 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.73%
Windows 7 Professional 8.87%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.37%
  France 7.57%
  India 3.62%
  Germany 3.62%
  Brazil 3.29%
  United Kingdom 3.29%
  Poland 1.97%
  Italy 1.64%
  Canada 1.64%
  DK 1.32%
  DZ 1.32%
  MA 1.32%
  Saudi Arabia 1.32%
  Mexico 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.00%
Dell 17.71%
Acer 17.71%
Lenovo 10.86%
Toshiba 6.29%
ASUS 5.71%
Samsung 2.29%
Alienware 1.14%
MSI 0.57%
NEC 0.57%
Sony 0.57%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.76%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.76%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.01%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.01%
ASUS All Series 2.26%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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