Should I remove Active User?
What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
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What is Active User?
This is a WinCheck adware/browser hijacker variant that injects code into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox). It is known as an ad-injector, a malicious process that once inside the web browser will hijack existing advertisements of underlying web sites (not associated with the website itself). It will also inject new ads in white space on the site or images that have standard banner sizes. These ads are typically for promoting shopping discount coupons, ads for PC optimizers or bundled PUP offers, or malvertising since it runs on sketchy ad networks.This runs as a startup process called WinCheck in the user's startup registry (Run key) and will execute each time the computer is restarted and the user logs in.
How do you know if you are infected? First, if you have this program installed then this adware is most likely still running. Next, you see ads in the browser that say something like "Ads by WinCheck".
Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is bnsq6f.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
- Possible malware installed by this program
- Starts automatically
- Displays unwanted advertisements
- The experts agree, you should remove it!
, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Active User.
|bnsq6f.exe (0ca7aaca28e77db5517f5f4aee4c0042) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:|
||a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.DZ
||4/13/2015 rev. 2
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\could not connect. error code = 0x-1426872071---
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Could not connect. Error code = 0x-1426872071---\uninstall.exe"
Files installed by Active User
|Program executable:||bnsq6f.exe (Malware detected)|
|Path:||C:\users\user\appdata\local\could not connect. error code = 0x-1426872071---\bnsq6f.exe|
Startup File (All Users Run)
- bnsq6F.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Could not connect. Error code = 0x-1426872071---\bnsq6F.exe.
How do I remove Active User?
Quickly and completely remove Active User from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Active User from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- 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:
When you find the program Active User, click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Active User.
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.
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%
MOST USED OS
100.00% of installs come from the United States
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