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Should I remove fst_ca_9?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,891
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.36 days
453.10 days >
Average installed length: 238.07 days


What is fst_ca_9?

The program freeSOFTtoday will install an opensource or legitimate bundled software program or one that is typically commercial with a limited trial offer in exchange for the user consenting to install an offer such as a web browser toolbar or extension that will hijack the user's home and search pages. Please note, there is minimal user consent so if the user does not read the full terms then they will be unaware what this package is doing.

From the Terms: "During the install process, you will be given an option to allow the extension to become your default search engine and/or your default home page. If you consent to make it your home page, it will become your default home page that will appear each time you open your Internet browser. If you consent to make this your default search engine, your Internet browser default search engine will be set to SaveDaily Deals. You will be using the web search services when you enter queries in your browser search box, when you enter queries in your browser address bar, and when you enter misspelled, incorrectly formatted, or unresolved DNS submissions in your browser address bar."

About  (from Tuto4pc)

Install freeSOFTtoday on your PC
and access every day to free apps
or at a reduced price of our partners. The apps are free (or at a reduced price) for limited time.
The counter shows the time left to profit of the offer.
The total of economies is shown in the widget.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
fst_ca_9 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FREESOFTTODAY
URL: ca.freesofttoday.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fst_ca_9\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\fst_ca_9\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by fst_ca_9

Program executable:fst_ca_9.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\fst_ca_9\fst_ca_9.exe
Additional files:
  • predm.exe (by AA) - AA (AA Setup)
  • freeSoftToday_widget.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fst_ca_9.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'fst_ca_9' which loads as "C:\Program Files\fst_ca_9\fst_ca_9.exe".

How do I remove fst_ca_9?

You can uninstall fst_ca_9 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 fst_ca_9, 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 fst_ca_9.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 8.1 13.33%
Windows 8 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 3.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.29% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 85.29%
  United States 14.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Dell 18.52%
Toshiba 14.81%
Acer 14.81%
ASUS 11.11%
Sony 3.70%
Samsung 3.70%
Sahara 3.70%
NEC 3.70%
Lenovo 3.70%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 3.45%
Sony VGN-CS36GJ_Q 3.45%

Publisher URL: www.tuto4pc.com


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