Just wanted to write a short blog post before going back to programming. As usual I was looking around on the Internet to see what is being bundled with some software downloads. This time I found something called Fruit Basket. Fruit Basket seems to be a variant of BrowseFox that I blogged about previously. If Fruit Basket is installed and running on your computer, you will see a new add-on called FruitBasket added into Firefox and Internet Explorer.
I didn’t see anything added into Google Chrome. Did FruitBasket install into Chrome on your machine?
I’ll show how to remove Fruit Basket in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
Fruit Basket is bundled in other software’s installers.
When I stumble upon some new bundled software I normally upload it to VirusTotal to verify if the anti-malware scanners there detect anything interesting. 20 of the scanners detected the file. Some of the detection names for Fruit Basket are ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2, W32/S-f64f6ec1!Eldorado, Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey, Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.11547 and AdWare.MSIL.Agent.
Removing Fruit Basket is straightforward with FreeFixer. Just select the Fruit Basket files/settings for removal and then click the Fix button and the problem will be solved.
Hope this helped you remove the Fruit Basket adware.
Do you also have Fruit Basket on your machine? Any idea how it installed? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thank you very much!
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