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Should I remove Astromenda?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,361
United States Rank #8,860
Reach 0.0262%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.32 days
127.40 days >
Average installed length: 66.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
31.0.1650.23 11.44%

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Astromenda

What is Astromenda?

Astromenda/Astromendario may change your default search engine to add Astromenda's (or any of Astromenda's affiliates) search engine; Astromenda's search engine is provided free of charge, and provides you with great search results. is an adware (advertising support) web browser application that is designed to display banner ads as well as contextual link ads (such as hyperlinks the user will see underlined). The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer. In addition to advertisements being displayed, the app will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as hijacking).

From the EULA:
"Astromenda develops and offers you the downloadable Software and relates Services as detailed below, which are all governed by this Agreement. The Software and Services provided to you may include some or all of the following Software and/or Services:

Astromenda adds a new tab screen to your browser that includes your favorite websites, 3rd party content (such as your favorite RSS feeds, information or stock quotes) and other information you provided to Astromenda. You may customize your NewTab page, add specific widgets or pages and other 3rd party content.

You may add specific search services, such as IMDB and other services, where such services will be provided to you directly from those 3rd parties. Some of the search enhancements may be automated or sponsored.

Astromenda may change your new tab page on any of your browsers to add the Astromenda new tab application or page. Astromenda may change your default search engine to add Astromenda's (or any of Astromenda's affiliates) search engine; Astromenda's search engine is provided free of charge, and provides you with great search results."

About  (from installCore)

Astromenda's toolbar allows you to retrieve 3rd party content, such as radio stations, games, stock quotes and other information, as well as perform search queries and launch your social network's chat. The Toolbar may contain plugins from 3rd party software vendors who have separate licenses and agreements. This fea...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Astromenda.
astromenda.exe (66f739f9a09f49164e1b99023884298a) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Trojan.Generic.11662053
AegisLab 1.5 W32.Sality
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1620 Trojan.Generic.11662053
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.20.09 Trojan.Generic.11662053
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Trojan.Generic.11662053
G Data 14.11.24 Trojan.Generic.11662053
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!66F739F9A09F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 BehavesLike.Win32.Sality.bh
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.972 Trojan.Generic.11662053
nProtect 14.10.31.01 Trojan.Generic.11662053
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.141118 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17697D6F!392789359
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Astromenda 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: Astromenda
URL: www.astromendabarand.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Astromenda
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files2\ASTROM~1\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Astromenda

Program executable:dpinst32.exe
Name:Driver Package Installer (DPInst)
Driver Package Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\DIFX\277d1c50d2b49142\dpinst32.exe
MD5:30a0afee4aea59772db6434f1c0511ab
Additional files:
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • airappinstaller.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602)
  • template.exe
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit DLL used by Adobe AIR (WebKit dynamic link library)
  • AdobeCP15.dll - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP.dll - adobecp
  • (Malware detected) astromenda.exe (by Fried Cookie) - Astromenda

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Startup File (User Run)
  • astromenda.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_66A9FFFA7C06621DBED36799B4F4B04F' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Astromenda\Application\astromenda.exe" --no-startup-window.

How do I remove Astromenda?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Astromenda you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.59%
Windows 8 38.15%
Windows Vista 6.54%
Windows XP 2.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.34%
Windows 8.1 22.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.44%
Windows 7 Professional 10.90%
Windows 8 7.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.82%
  United Kingdom 5.73%
  France 5.53%
  Canada 3.75%
  Brazil 3.36%
  India 2.57%
  Italy 2.17%
  Germany 1.98%
  Spain 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Mexico 0.99%
  DK 0.79%
  Chile 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.72%
Acer 19.25%
Dell 16.23%
Toshiba 10.94%
ASUS 9.06%
Samsung 2.64%
Intel 1.89%
Lenovo 1.89%
Gateway 1.13%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Alienware 0.75%
GIGABYTE 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 3542 1.85%

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