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61% remove it39% keep it
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What is Fun4IM?  (from Bandoo Media Inc)

You hereby acknowledge that the Applications use various tools to enhance Your view of Web pages which You browse by adding Bandoo features to them, such as, for example, emoticons, winks and ads. In order to provide such enhancements, the Applications automatically apply certain JavaScript code and/or other elements...  Read more


Fun4IM is a program developed by Bandoo Media Inc. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is BandooUI.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 14.64 MB (15,348,354 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Fun4IM come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Fun4IM.
BandooUI.exe (9cccdfccb7f2a6d61c509f60e928c177) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Bandoo.AA.20
ESET-NOD32 7.7698 a variant of Win32/Adware.Bandoo.AB
Panda Antivirus Adware/Fun4IM
BandooGo.exe (6122b5784fb3322af1ca7ed5563f9f88) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Bandoo.AA.15
ESET-NOD32 7698 a variant of Win32/Adware.Bandoo.AA
Panda Antivirus Adware/Fun4IM
ExtensionsManager.exe (823bea11a41ebc5874534c4d2ead58af) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Bandoo.AA.132
ESET-NOD32 7490 a variant of Win32/Adware.Bandoo.AA
Panda Antivirus Adware/Fun4IM
FFSettings.exe (d1bb2ca95ed61ca158fee42c4714a47a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus Adware/Fun4IM
Symantec 20101.3.0.103 WS.Reputation.1
The Hacker Trojan/Swisyn.aryv
Bandoo.exe (ea7670482ef8c3d2788c6618a1023a76) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Bandoo.AA.128
ESET-NOD32 7698 a variant of Win32/Adware.Bandoo.AA
Panda Antivirus Adware/Fun4IM
BndCore.exe (3dc8dfe611053a3d862c549f6e4b052a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET NOD32 6258 a variant of Win32/Adware.Bandoo.AA
Panda Antivirus Adware/Fun4IM
       View all 17 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bandoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fun4IM
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fun4IM\PreUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fun4IM

Program executable:BandooUI.exe (Malware detected)
Fun4IM Coordinator UI
Path:C:\Program Files\Fun4IM\BandooUI.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Bandoo.exe - Fun4IM (Fun4IM Coordinator)
  • (Malware detected) BandooGo.exe - Bandoo Go
  • BandooRes.dll - Bandoo Resources
  • (Malware detected) BandooUI.exe - Fun4IM Coordinator UI
  • (Malware detected) BndCore.exe - Fun4IM Core
  • CrashRpt.dll - Bandoo Crash Report
  • (Malware detected) ExtensionsManager.exe - Extensions Manager
  • PreUninstall.exe - Fun4IM Uninstall
  • GIFAnimator.dll - GifAnimator
  • libungif4.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - LibUnGif (Libungif4: library and tools for uncompressed GIF images)
  • BndHook.dll (by Discordia Limited) - Bandoo (BndHook)
  • (Malware detected) FFSettings.exe
  • FlashAnimator.dll
  • InstallerHelper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
  • Bandoo.exe runs as a service named 'Fun4IM Coordinator' (Fun4IM Coordinator) "Coordinates Fun4IM plugins work".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Fun4IM?

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Or, you can uninstall Fun4IM 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 Fun4IM, 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 Fun4IM.
  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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista (SP1) 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows XP 30.00%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 26.67%
  France 20.00%
  Canada 13.33%
  United Kingdom 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 12.50%
eMachines eM350 12.50%
Acer Aspire 5738 12.50%
HP-Pavilion NY552AA-ABL e... 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 12.50%
Packard Bell ixtreme M573... 12.50%

About (from Bandoo Media Inc)

We decided to create Bandoo to enrich the instant messaging experience with an easy to use and free collection of new emoticons, winks, nudges and display images.
Publisher URL: www.bandoo.com


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