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Should I remove IWantThis?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
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What is IWantThis?

IWantThis from 50onRed 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.

About  (from 215 Apps)

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 various Plugin Service features (including whether the Plugin Service is still installed on your comput...  Read more


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named IWantThis.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.81 MB (3,993,512 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 IWantThis.
IWantThis.dll (d5ed913ba0d4d0c4d68944c845931707) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.GamePlayLabs.17
Sophos 4.96 AppRider
Trend Micro 10.465.30 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 ADW_GAMEPLAYLABS
VIPRE Antivirus 24790 GamePlayLabs (v)
IWantThis 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iwantthis
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\IWantThis\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IWantThis

Program executable:IWantThis.exe
IWantThis Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\iwantthis\IWantThis.exe
Additional files:
  • UserConfirmation.exe - RewardsArcade (UserConfirmation)
  • Uninstall.exe - I Want This (I Want This Installer)
  • (Malware detected) IWantThis.dll - IWantThis (IWantThis BHO)
  • IWantThis.exe - IWantThis Helper
  • appAPIinternalWrapper.js
  • fb.js
  • jquery.js
  • json.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • IWantThis.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IWantThis' with the class of {50FC0EC5-BEA7-4d57-909D-6380A5AD5697}.

How do I remove IWantThis?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 94%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.75%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.75%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.43%
  Canada 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
ASUS 13.33%
Sony 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Acer 6.67%
Common models
Sony VPCEB23FM 6.25%
LENOVO 1068APU 6.25%
HP-Pavilion AY747AA-ABA p... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.25%

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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