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Should I remove FreeApps?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,415
United States Rank #10,054
Reach 0.0226%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.36 days
866.03 days >
Average installed length: 455.03 days


1.6.3 12.56%
1.6.1 14.35%
1.5.2 0.22%
1.4.1 38.57%
1.3.1 34.30%


What is FreeApps?

FreeApps includes a bundled toolbar during installation of the software. The toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

About  (from VTools)

FreeNew Downloader is an executable program that enables you to download certain computer programs. When you run FreeNew Downloader, you implicitly accept the terms and conditions herein, and that you know about FreeNew Downloader and run it under your own responsibility.
FreeNew reserves the right from time to time...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • 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 FreeApps.
freeapps.exe (8e62cea3c6302bd53741cf8cb10647db) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8453 probably a variant of Win32/FreeNew
Norman 10.20130526 FakeAntiSpy.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.F47V0101
FreeApps[old].exe (ca4cb9d7811ff6af18ca9aeff4e9ca8d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7762 probably a variant of Win32/FreeNew
Norman 6.08.06 W32/FakeAntiSpy.B
FreeApps has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freenew.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeApps
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FreeApps\FreeApps.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 795.41 KB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeApps

Program executable:freeapps.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\freeapps\freeapps.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FreeApps[old].exe - FreeApps

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • FreeApps.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FreeApp' and executes as "C:\Program Files\FreeApps\FreeApps.exe" /autorun.
  • FreeApps[old].exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FreeApp' and executes as "C:\Program Files\freeapps\freeapps.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove FreeApps?

You can uninstall FreeApps 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 FreeApps, 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 FreeApps.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.54%
Windows Vista 19.51%
Windows XP 18.16%
Windows 10 1.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.40%
Windows 7 Professional 7.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.36%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.75%
  United Kingdom 6.17%
  Canada 4.97%
  Australia 2.92%
  Israel 2.74%
  Italy 2.06%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Czech Republic 1.20%
  India 1.03%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Romania 0.86%
  Spain 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.54%
Dell 27.40%
Acer 15.30%
Toshiba 9.96%
Intel 4.27%
American Megatrends 3.56%
ASUS 1.78%
Sahara 1.07%
Samsung 1.07%
Gateway 0.71%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.61%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.41%
HP-Pavilion NP238AA-ABA e... 2.41%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 1.81%


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