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Should I remove Ad Muncher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%


PRiVATE Edition 70.00%
4.7.30400 30.00%

Ad Muncher

What is Ad Muncher?  (from PRiVATE)

Ad Muncher is designed to work immediately after installing. You won't need to spend days setting up filters, and can enjoy faster and safer browsing immediately. Blocks ads in all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, Flock, Netscape, Maxthon and Avant Browser. Removes advertisi...  Read more


Ad Muncher is a software program developed by PRiVATE. The most common release is private edition, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named AdMunch.dll. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 1014.02 KB (1,038,361 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 25% of users of Ad Muncher come from Egypt, it is also popular in the United States and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.admuncher.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ad muncher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ad Muncher\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1014.02 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad Muncher

Program module:AdMunch.dll
Name:Ad Muncher
Ad Muncher Hook Placeholder DLL
Path:C:\Program Files\ad muncher\AdMunch.dll
Additional files:
  • AdMunch.dll (by Murray Hurps Corp) - Ad Muncher (Ad Muncher Hook Placeholder DLL)
  • AdMunch.exe (by Murray Hurps Corp)
  • BrowserExtensions.0.4.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Ad Muncher?

Quickly and completely remove Ad Muncher from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ad Muncher 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 Ad Muncher, 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 Ad Muncher.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 75.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 75.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 25.00%
  United States 20.83%
  Poland 12.50%
  Canada 8.33%
  LY 4.17%
  Australia 4.17%
  Russia 4.17%
  DZ 4.17%
  Japan 4.17%
  Spain 4.17%
  Israel 4.17%
  LA 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Intel 13.33%
American Megatrends 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Dell 6.67%
Common models
IBM 8171VPC 33.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 6.67%
LENOVO SS09119643 6.67%
HP-Pavilion KA812AA-ABE m... 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.67%
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtow... 6.67%

comments1 comment

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Lodeover a year ago
This is the best add blocker of all the one's I tried. My Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Pro, Kaspersky Security Scan Free, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, and Avira Antivirus Premium have never flagged this program as malware.