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7% remove it93% keep it
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FireTower is a software program developed by Sampan Security. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named firetowerui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 7.27 MB (7,626,606 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 64% of users of FireTower come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.myfiretower.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sampan Security\FireTower
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9288D2D7-B825-4BD5-BE8F-BA43E77403B4}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.27 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by FireTower

Program executable:firetowerui.exe
FireTower UI
Path:C:\Program Files\sampan security\firetower\firetowerui.exe
Additional files:
  • FireTowerIE.dll - CXI FireTower (FireTower URL tracking BHO)
  • FireTowerLogger.exe - FireTower Logging Service
  • FireTowerNet.dll
  • FireTowerUtil.dll
  • sqlite.dll
  • GZCompressor.exe
  • LowRightExecuter.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FireTowerIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FireTowerBHO Class' with the class of {CD583004-17DA-4BBC-897B-B8124D02C100} (FireTowerBHO).
Scheduled Task
  • FireTowerUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A8323966-2340-4242-B319-DA12FBF819C2}' (runs on registration).
  • FireTowerLogger.exe runs as a service named 'FireTower' (FireTower).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FireTowerUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FireTower' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sampan Security\FireTower\FireTowerUI.exe" -hide.

How do I remove FireTower?

Quickly and completely remove FireTower from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FireTower 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 FireTower, 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 FireTower.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  United Kingdom 21.43%
  Germany 7.14%
  Italy 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.57%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sahara 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
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