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Should I remove findopolis?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,259
United States Rank #23,951
Reach 0.0070%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.71 days
168.52 days >
Average installed length: 88.54 days


2014.08.29.075732 1.48%
2014.08.27.014649 0.74%
2014.08.24.123619 0.74%
2014.08.23.003615 0.74%
2014.08.22.072959 0.74%
2014.08.22.032954 0.74%
2014.08.18.192917 0.74%
2014.08.18.045828 0.74%
2014.08.17.072906 0.74%
2014.08.15.232845 0.74%
2014.08.14.152823 1.48%
2014.08.14.032819 1.48%
2014.08.13.112813 0.74%
2014.08.12.192810 0.74%
2014.08.12.032807 0.74%
2014.08.10.112757 0.74%
2014.08.09.232749 0.74%
2014.08.08.232745 0.74%
2014.08.08.112741 0.74%
2014.08.06.183434 1.48%
2014.08.05.183045 0.74%
2014.08.05.103038 0.74%
2014.08.04.234240 0.74%
2014.08.03.223017 0.74%
2014.08.02.093129 0.74%
2014.08.02.023000 0.74%
2014.08.01.022945 0.74%
2014.07.31.222949 0.74%
2014.07.31.102944 2.22%
2014.07.29.022918 0.74%
2014.07.28.102909 0.74%
2014.07.27.182859 0.74%
2014.07.27.142856 0.74%
2014.07.26.105449 0.74%
2014.07.25.222851 0.74%
2014.07.24.142834 0.74%
2014.07.24.102830 0.74%
2014.07.23.200809 0.74%
2014.07.23.160806 1.48%
2014.07.23.080807 0.74%
2014.07.22.210008 0.74%
2014.07.22.160754 0.74%
2014.07.22.120751 0.74%
2014.07.22.040750 0.74%
2014.07.22.000743 0.74%
2014.07.21.040733 0.74%
2014.07.20.160731 0.74%
2014.07.19.080716 0.74%
2014.07.19.000719 0.74%
2014.07.18.130603 0.74%
2014.07.17.000649 0.74%
107 versions


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What is findopolis?

findopolis is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)

Additionally, the software communicates with a remote server in order to report back the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements. According to the programs's EULA, "These advertisements may be targeted to queries you make through the browser, the information stored or processed by the software, or other information provided by you or collected from you as a result of your use of the Software."

In some cases, the program's uninstaller will not function properly or will not remove the entire contents of the program and ads may still appear even after removal.


The most used version is 2014.07.31.102944, with over 49% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is findopolisBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 5.25 MB (5,500,099 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in findopolis.
findopolisBHO.dll (b19fd52e4a1d870d082a4e614a9c20e2) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3390 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bF
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18759 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Adware/Agent
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12612 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.180.12612 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.11 PUP.Optional.Findopolis.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!B19FD52E4A1D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!B19FD52E4A1D
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.dbc
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AF
SUPERAntiSpyware 10437 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 TROJ_GEN.F47V0521
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 30938 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9011
updatefindopolis.exe (f0ad1f619df140982a590f9d141c37c6) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-CB [PUP]
AVG Generic.DD6
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bI
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20075 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY (B)
ESET-NOD32 10722 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.14007 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.14007 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Findopolis.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.AY
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BrowseFox.dfoocw
nProtect 2014-11-13.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360.J
Panda Antivirus Adware/BrowserFox
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GF
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 PUA.Maltrec.TS!g27
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJM14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJM14
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 64 all detections
findopolis has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove findopolis.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: findopolis
URL: findopolis.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\findopolis
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\findopolis\findopolisuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by findopolis

Program module:findopolisBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\findopolis\findopolisBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) AFAD0418-B690-41AD-976C-F72DD12F2E90.dll - findopolis
  • (Malware detected) findopolisbho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • findopolisUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatefindopolis.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • findopolisBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'findopolis' with the class of {ccfd8427-0c44-4b91-abbb-d6aa65f7d2a1}.
  • updatefindopolis.exe runs as a service named 'Update findopolis' (Update findopolis).

How do I remove findopolis?

Quickly and completely remove findopolis from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove findopolis from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall findopolis 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 findopolis, 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 findopolis.
  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 findopolis you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.33%
Windows 10 37.78%
Windows XP 5.93%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.96%
Windows 8.1 17.78%
Windows 7 Professional 14.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.85%
Windows 8 9.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.37%
  Italy 7.83%
  Australia 6.63%
  MA 3.61%
  Mexico 3.01%
  Brazil 3.01%
  Netherlands 3.01%
  Colombia 2.41%
  Spain 2.41%
  Norway 1.81%
  Sweden 1.81%
  Canada 1.81%
  Indonesia 1.81%
  Belgium 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.04%
Acer 20.56%
Dell 16.82%
ASUS 10.28%
Toshiba 10.28%
Samsung 5.61%
Lenovo 4.67%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-522 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.90%
Acer Aspire E1-572 1.90%
Acer Aspire E1-531 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 7737 1.90%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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