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CommonDots is a software usually installs without your knowledge vith the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 06/14/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45).

O2 – BHO: Common Dots – {c3842ff3-4633-4f81-a633-a8175a7f2884} . (…) — C:Program Files (x86)Common DotsExtensionsc3842ff3-4633-4f81-a633-a8175a7f2884.dll
O42 – Logiciel: Common Dots – (.Common Dots.) — Common Dots

O43 – CFD: 12/06/2015 – 20:04:21 – [] —-D C:Program Files (x86)Common Dots
O43 – CFD: 14/06/2015 – 13:48:49 – [] —-D C:Program Files (x86)Common Files10d68142-4184-4238-be73-f262bcead1ff
O43 – CFD: 14/06/2015 – 13:48:43 – [] —-D C:ProgramData10d68142-4184-4238-be73-f262bcead1ff

Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

Remove with ZHPcleaner

Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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