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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Computer Search

What is Computer Search?

This is a WinCheck/CMI (variant) 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".

Overview

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 bnso991b.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Computer Search.
bnso991b.exe (5101dd3c0b73d148f813ce0128d2aa28) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1240989
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic_r
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.77
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Application.Generic.1240989
ESET-NOD32 9.11471 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.FY
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1240989
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1240989
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Application.Generic.1240989
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\d3ac355c-1427755437-11dd-a0bc-5ef97dcc90ff
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\D3AC355C-1427755437-11DD-A0BC-5EF97DCC90FF\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Computer Search

Program executable:bnso991b.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\d3ac355c-1427755437-11dd-a0bc-5ef97dcc90ff\bnso991b.exe
MD5:5101dd3c0b73d148f813ce0128d2aa28
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnso991B.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\D3AC355C-1427755437-11DD-A0BC-5EF97DCC90FF\bnso991B.exe.

How do I remove Computer Search?

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Or, you can uninstall Computer Search 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 Computer Search, 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 Computer Search.
  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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PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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