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Should I remove Funmoods?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,526
United States Rank #10,282
Reach 0.0555%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.98 days
1268.00 days >
Average installed length: 666.24 days


What is Funmoods?

From the license: "In order to provide you with the services, Funmoods may install browser add-ons, plugins or widgets to any and all of your browsers."

FunMoods toolbar gives no or little satisfaction to its users, but a profound desire to get rid of FunMoods browser extension is in place. The toolbar is but a part of the problem as occasional but inevitable redirects in the course of browser search leading to the toolbar related website burden users even more. Installs a Mindspark toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Mindspark so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. Funmoods installs a plugin into your browser which modifies search results and uses aggressive marketing strategies to try and make users paid customers of their products or third products they are affiliated with through ad interjection.

- Modifies the user's search engine and search provider.
- Changes the user's browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Displays contextual search advertising.

About  (from Volonet Ltd)

Funmoods is a free add-on for social networks Chat that gives you a huge collection of smileys, winks, text effects and more! Get funmoods smileys for social networks and start sending amazing, fun messages to all of your friends! Like the default smileys for any social network, funmoods emoticons represent human emoti...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Funmoods.
updatetask.exe (a925619f4c2ad42acc252a710713b23a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8579 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.BD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_GEN.F47V0212
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Adware.InstallCore
escorTlbr.dll (5757860dc188218396fe9e5d1d7d0f58) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Funmoods.1
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8504 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
Malwarebytes PUP.FunMoods
Sophos 4.90.0 Funmoods Toolbar
escortEng.dll (5c8cbd98a90e5b8007be9e63720d38a5) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Funmoods.1
ESET-NOD32 9110 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
Malwarebytes PUP.FunMoods
Sophos 4.95.0 Funmoods Toolbar
funmoodssrv.exe (c076c8e973da52b34f79f646072e5868) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Funmoods.1
ESET-NOD32 8356 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
Malwarebytes PUP.FunMoods
Sophos 4.89.0 Funmoods Toolbar
escortApp.dll (e31194cd38b2da193d0130a1abced783) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Funmoods.1
ESET-NOD32 9110 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
Malwarebytes PUP.FunMoods
Sophos 4.95.0 Funmoods Toolbar
escortShld.dll (337ea7bb94f14aa9faa39059f3abfdc0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Funmoods.1
ESET-NOD32 9141 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
       View all 22 all detections
Funmoods 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

URL: www.funmoods.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Funmoods\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Funmoods\\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Funmoods

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Setup ©) - Setup© (Setup)
  • (Malware detected) escortApp.dll - Funmoods
  • (Malware detected) escortEng.dll
  • (Malware detected) escorTlbr.dll
  • (Malware detected) escortShld.dll
  • (Malware detected) funmoodssrv.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • escorTlbr.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • escorTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Savevid Toolbar powered by Search-Results' with the class of {13be918c-a6b4-40d3-9b2a-04920e8755ed}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At5' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 7:20 PM).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0501228615%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04418501%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00593785%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Funmoods?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.52%
Windows XP 9.87%
Windows Vista 6.03%
Windows 10 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.83%
Windows 7 Professional 7.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.14%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.20%
  Germany 6.03%
  Brazil 5.79%
  Iran 5.30%
  Italy 4.48%
  Israel 4.07%
  Japan 3.18%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Canada 2.28%
  India 1.63%
  Portugal 1.63%
  MA 1.55%
  Belgium 1.47%
  France 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.79%
Acer 21.09%
Dell 19.32%
ASUS 6.93%
Samsung 4.87%
Toshiba 4.13%
Lenovo 2.65%
Intel 2.51%
NEC 0.88%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.12%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.45%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.45%

About (from Volonet Ltd)

Volonet develops, designs, and markets highly engaging software that adds rich content to social networks communication channels, and is enjoyed by millions of daily active users.
Publisher URL: www.volo-net.com

comments2 comments

user comment
expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Funmoods has installed several browser extensions, changed your homepage and default search engine, so we will need to revert these changes. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon at the top, then click again on Internet Options. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK. Close and open Internet Explorer again. Make sure you are also running an anti-malware program like Microsoft Security Essentials!
user comment
InêsC.over a year ago
I have tried everything to uninstall Funmoods! Please can anyone help me? I have a Samsung series 5 Ultra with Windows 8.