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Should I remove Activeris AntiMalware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,813
United States Rank #4,260
Reach 0.1400%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.43 days
130.62 days >
Average installed length: 68.63 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.1 100.00%

Other programs by Activeris Software

Activeris AntiMalware

What is Activeris AntiMalware?

Activeris AntiMalware is bundled with the FastAgain PC Booster program. In addition it is bundled through third party download managers such as AirInstaller which distributes ad-supported web browser toolbars.

Warning, a number of antimalware/antivirus programs detect the process as potentially unwanted or a trojan. For instance, Emsisoft detects it as Trojan.MSIL.Adware.AdvancedSystemProtector.AMN (A), ESET-NOD32 detects it as a variant of MSIL/Adware.AdvancedSystemProtector.A and Symantec classifies it as WS.Reputation.1 meaning it has a questionable reputation.

Overview

During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named activerisantimalware.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 18.43 MB (19,326,281 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Activeris AntiMalware.
activerisantimalware.exe (9954420455d68234c426f448ccabf379) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17562 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 7.9255 a variant of MSIL/AdvancedSystemProtector.A
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!9954420455D6
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!9954420455D6
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14108 PE:Worm.Autorun!1.9EE3
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.304 TROJ_GEN.F47V0520
Activeris AntiMalware has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Activeris
URL: www.activeris.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Activeris AntiMalware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Activeris AntiMalware\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Activeris AntiMalware

Program executable:activerisantimalware.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Activeris AntiMalware
Path:C:\Program Files\activeris antimalware\activerisantimalware.exe
MD5:9954420455d68234c426f448ccabf379
Additional files:
  • activerisam.exe - Activeris AntiMalware
  • AppManager.exe
  • scandll.dll
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • filetypehelper.exe - File Type Helper
  • AppResource.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Activeris AntiMalware' (runs daily at 8:25 AM).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9ADEF6AE-BB60-4788-80C3-9D09A76682C0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ActiverisAntiMalware.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Activeris AntiMalware_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ActiverisAntiMalware.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Activeris AntiMalware_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Activeris AntiMalware\ActiverisAntiMalware.exe" autolaunch.

How do I remove Activeris AntiMalware?

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Or, you can uninstall Activeris AntiMalware 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 Activeris AntiMalware, 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 Activeris AntiMalware.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.82%
Windows 8 34.11%
Windows Vista 8.31%
Windows XP 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.15%
Windows 8.1 16.80%
Windows 8 12.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.63%
  Canada 8.39%
  United Kingdom 7.41%
  France 6.73%
  Australia 6.34%
  Germany 2.24%
  Italy 2.24%
  Brazil 1.95%
  Belgium 1.56%
  Mexico 1.27%
  Spain 1.17%
  Netherlands 0.68%
  Iran 0.59%
  India 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.21%
Dell 19.79%
Acer 18.25%
Toshiba 11.04%
ASUS 7.52%
Samsung 4.91%
Lenovo 2.76%
GIGABYTE 1.69%
Gateway 0.77%
Medion 0.61%
American Megatrends 0.46%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.67%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%

comments4 comments

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user comment
ZaDina5 months ago
I installed it more than a month ago and I am happy with it. :-))
user comment
maui boy9 months ago
Telling me I got over 300 infections and I just set it up brand new out of the box!!
user comment
Mary10 months ago
Does NOT include a uninstall program! Do not install this.
user comment
Rude DUDEover a year ago
I am NOT very happy with this installation, 2 hour start up is not acceptable!