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What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,216
United States Rank #4,676
Reach 0.0733%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 44.52 days
1313.22 days >
Average installed length: 690.00 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.48% 0.35% 0.07% 29.50% 6.23% 2.63% 25.14% 2.29% 14.96% 9.35% 4.57% 4.36%

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I Want This

What is I Want This?

I Want This (i want this.dll) is a web browser extension loaded with Internet Explorer via the I Want This BHO. I Want This is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits. It is a ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web.

From the EULA display during stand-alone install: "In addition, the Plugin may be bundled with, or require the installation of, third-party software, such as but not limited search engine toolbars. Such bundling enables the Plugin to perform the functions requested by you and to collect information as described in our Privacy Policy or provides us with the resources to develop and update the Plugin. When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages."

About  (from 215 Apps)

I Want This! is an ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web. When you use the Plugin Service, we may collect information about the websites you visit and the advertisements that you see on those websites, the searches you perform using search engines, the ways in which you use variou...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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 I Want This.
I Want This.exe (6222a3b4435172b0606434871863d746) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 16073 UnclassifiedMalware
Malwarebytes v2013.05.23.08 Adware.GamePlayLabs
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Crossid!rem
Sophos 4.88 AppRider
Symantec 5/23/2013 rev. 5 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 17214 GamePlayLabs (v)
I Want This.dll (76dbe21fa7d565f3f93691a7a15e6503) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar!
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.494424.18
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.gen
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Comodo Security 18662 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Bho.3849
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9996 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Toolbar.CROSSRIDER!tr
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12512 Trojan ( 004837dd1 )
K7GW 9.180.12512 Trojan ( 004837dd1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.IWantThis.A
McAfee Artemis!76DBE21FA7D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!76DBE21FA7D5
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.ef4
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.151EB7A8!354334632
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Ajvv
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BKS13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BKS13
VIPRE Antivirus 30636 GamePlayLabs (v)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Downloader.489472.BID
I Want ThisGui.exe (095a49ccfa4f0e9cc5ef8803be2cc4c0) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.361901
AVG SmartShopper.K
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AV
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.361901
Bkav FE W32.Clod42d.Trojan.cf55
Comodo Security 17545 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.361901 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9244 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.F
F-Prot W32/GamePlay.D.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.361901
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.361901
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10720 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.174.10720 Trojan ( 004921b71 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.GamePlayLabs
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.361901
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OIP13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OIP13
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (23cbf849eb16d707c8af1bbaa8ae507e) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.552705
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.Ak
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.552705
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.A812
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.552705 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9239 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.552705
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.552705
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048bcdd1 )
K7GW 9.174.10689 Trojan ( 0048bcdd1 )
Malwarebytes Adware.GamePlayLabs
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!23CBF849EB16
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!23CBF849EB16
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.552705
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.RCBCOCN
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBCOCN
VIPRE Antivirus 25006 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 81 all detections
I Want This 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: iw.antthis.com
Help link: 215apps.com/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\i want this
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\I Want This\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by I Want This

Program executable:I Want This.exe (Malware detected)
Name:I Want This
I Want This exe
Path:C:\Program Files\i want this\I Want This.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) I Want This.dll - I Want This (I Want This BHO)
  • (Malware detected) I Want This.exe - I Want This exe
  • I Want This-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) I Want ThisGui.exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - I Want This Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • I Want This.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'I Want This' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011221158} (CrossriderApp0002258).

How do I remove I Want This?

You can uninstall I Want This 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 I Want This, 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 I Want This.
  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 I Want This you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.70%
Windows Vista 12.06%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 10 1.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.57%
Windows 7 Professional 8.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.19%
Windows 7 Starter 2.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.52%
  Iran 4.36%
  Japan 4.21%
  Germany 3.49%
  Italy 3.39%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  France 1.80%
  Canada 1.59%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Australia 1.13%
  Mexico 0.87%
  Israel 0.82%
  Netherlands 0.82%
  Spain 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.67%
Dell 21.98%
Acer 15.41%
Toshiba 11.53%
ASUS 5.06%
Lenovo 2.16%
Samsung 1.94%
American Megatrends 1.40%
NEC 1.19%
Intel 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.11%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.67%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
I Want This is a web browser plugin which the developers of this say that it helps save time and money while shopping online. Many users might find that this was installed on their web browsers without their consent and it's developers use deceptive methods to promote this app, most commonly this browser plugin gets installed together with some free downloaded software online. The add-on shows coupon ads when it's users visit Expedia and other affiliate merchants, Best Buy, Newegg and other online shopping sites.