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Should I remove CostMin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,069
United States Rank #14,514
Reach 0.0420%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.99 days
353.79 days >
Average installed length: 185.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.0.1833 0.17%
4.3.0.1667 3.22%
4.3.0.1648 3.73%
4.3.0.1548 4.58%
4.3.0.1365 0.17%
4.2.0.1655 0.34%
4.2.0.1600 0.68%
4.2.0.1587 0.17%
4.2.0.1447 0.17%
4.2.0.1292 0.17%
4.1.0.1600 0.34%
4.1.0.1527 0.17%
4.1.0.1287 0.17%
4.0.0.1900 0.51%
4.0.0.1659 0.17%
4.0.0.1279 0.17%
4.0.0.1253 0.68%
4.0.0.1168 0.17%
4.0.0.1021 0.17%
3.3.0.1900 10.68%
3.3.0.1726 0.17%
3.3.0.1523 0.17%
3.2.0.1472 5.93%
3.2.0.1035 0.17%
3.1.0.1932 0.17%
3.1.0.1741 0.17%
3.1.0.1487 0.17%
3.1.0.1281 1.19%
3.0.0.1941 2.03%
3.0.0.1580 0.51%
3.0.0.1547 0.34%
3.0.0.1448 11.86%
3.0.0.1391 1.86%
3.0.0.1297 0.17%
3.0.0.1221 0.17%
3.0.0.1106 0.17%
2.3.0.1859 0.34%
2.3.0.1457 0.17%
2.3.0.1193 0.17%
2.2.0.1811 0.17%
2.2.0.1805 0.68%
2.2.0.1673 0.34%
2.2.0.1644 0.17%
2.2.0.1589 0.34%
2.2.0.1585 0.17%
2.2.0.1350 0.51%
2.2.0.1292 0.17%
2.2.0.1196 0.17%
2.1.0.1777 0.34%
2.1.0.1687 1.53%
2.1.0.1310 18.98%
73 versions

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CostMin

What is CostMin?

CostMin is an adware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.

"The Plugin is supported by third-party advertising, and when you download the Plugin you will see various types of advertisements displayed through your browser as you visit locations on the Internet. The Plugin currently displays several basic types of advertising: (1) sponsored links, (2) traditional display advertisements, such as banner ads, "pop-unders" and interstitial ads, (3) coupons, and (4) video targeted ads. The sponsored links may sometimes appear as in-text advertising. Sponsored links may also be displayed in response to keyword searches you enter through Google, Bing and other search engines."

About  (from Engaging Apps)

CostMin is exactly as it sounds - it will reduce your costs to the minimum. Just install the CostMin add-on on your browsers, surf the web and get special offers when you need them the most. Once installed, the add-on will detect online-shopping websites and will offer you with special coupons, discounts and sales for ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CostMin.
2fsUX.exe (8300c91b40229b42301aebc6d8859907) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3598 Skodna.Generic
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 win.Adware.Saveshare-3
Comodo Security 17142 Application.Win32.Agent.~AVL
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0295 Trojan.Crossrider.3
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 Win32.SuspectCrc
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Plugie.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.22.04 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
Norman 10.20131022 Suspicious_Gen4.FCNHT
Panda Antivirus 13.10.22.04 Adware/SaveShare
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.131020 Trojan.Win32.Plugie.a
Sophos 4.93 MultiPlug
Trend Micro 10.465.22 ADW_SAVESHARE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.295 ADW_SAVESHARE
VIPRE Antivirus 22620 JustPlugIt (fs)
RuOG.exe (246e7d6913dd2800f7b9da0a23e7b588) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.146103
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.MultiPlug!
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.06.00 Trojan/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.165.124 Adware/Graftor.146103.7
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Generic5.BAGK
AVware 1.5.0.16 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.146103
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.HapuproG.Trojan
Comodo Security 19098 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.146103 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10211 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.AY
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.146103
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.146103
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.Generic
K7 AntiVirus 9.182.12966 Adware ( 0049c94b1 )
K7GW 9.182.12966 Adware ( 0049c94b1 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug
McAfee 6.0.4.564 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cjs
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cjs
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.146103
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.61349 Riskware.Win32.Graftor.dcyclr
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA EK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Hpsg
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGK14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGK14
VIPRE Antivirus 31968 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
eMMppW.exe (0cc659a091e644cc781407fbf8320d5d) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.605689
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.144.172 Adware/Multiplug.S
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.MultiPlug
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:MultiPlug-AD [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AOYV
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.605689
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.MultiPlugQ.Adware
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.MultiPlug.gen (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18148 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9705 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.T
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.605689
G Data 24 Application.Generic.605689
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Win32.Malware
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Adware ( 00495ec11 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Adware ( 00495ec11 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MultiPlug.bdn
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!0CC659A091E6
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.605689
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59492 Trojan.Win32.MultiPlug.cvchaw
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DA
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBB01DE14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.MultiPlug
VIPRE Antivirus 28488 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
3ygTug.exe (1dc7c3ef6eea8c9d6f3e5fc8055a42d3) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.610930
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.MultiPlug!
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.144.176 SPR/Tool.462848.43
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AOQR
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.610930
Comodo Security 18148 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9705 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.T
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.610930
G Data 24 Application.Generic.610930
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Adware ( 00495ec11 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Adware ( 00495ec11 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!1DC7C3EF6EEA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.610930
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59492 Trojan.Win32.MultiPlug.cvcsic
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0306
VIPRE Antivirus 28488 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.462848.G
6Flcb4hfo.exe (fa7f2aaa16e87adaec0ada64fe123548) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.653270
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.16.00 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.161.34 SPR/Tool.631296
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Generic5.AXIC
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.BY
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.653270
Comodo Security 18866 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10104 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.653270
G Data 24 Application.Generic.653270
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12733 Adware ( 0049b4c51 )
K7GW 9.180.12742 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Multiplug
McAfee 6.0.4.564 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cgd
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.653270
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Dropper.c9f
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA MK
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06FO14
VIPRE Antivirus 31318 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
yaQE1If7Y.exe (ec23e83d367281290af0228ffa7eada8) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.620016
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ARED
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.620016
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.MultiPlugAL.Adware
Comodo Security 18148 Application.Win32.MultiPlug.SJ
ESET-NOD32 9705 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.T
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.620016
G Data 24 Application.Generic.620016
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11833 Adware ( 004976341 )
K7GW 9.176.11833 Adware ( 004976341 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!EC23E83D3672
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.620016
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0406
VIPRE Antivirus 28486 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
CU.exe (7cdb70a0dd0df303a3cd1797cd0c0ab6) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.666262
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.08.00 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.158.200 Adware/MultiPlug.AB.1
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Generic5.AYKW
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.666262
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.MultiPlugCB.Adware
Comodo Security 18801 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10058 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.AB
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.666262
G Data 24 Application.Generic.666262
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Multiplug
McAfee 6.0.4.564 RDN/Generic PUP.x!chq
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.666262
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R02KH06G614
VIPRE Antivirus 31062 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Wz0wjvpj4v.exe (3235a5142bce167c8be580ce72d55378) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.02.03 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.158.2 Adware/MultiPlug.Y.5
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3972 Generic5.AYAC
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.bY
Comodo Security 18738 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10032 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MultiPlug
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12586 Adware ( 0049b4c51 )
K7GW 9.180.12586 Adware ( 0049b4c51 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Multiplug
McAfee 6.0.4.564 RDN/Generic PUP.x!chb
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA IO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06FT14
VIPRE Antivirus 30876 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
bs318R6983.exe (be5c16f6998f6d7473150524c8338c62) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.MultiPlug!
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.28.00 Trojan/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.164.60 Adware/MultiPlug.AG.74
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Generic5.AZVT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Comodo Security 18997 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10163 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.AG
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!BE5C16F6998F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BE5C16F6998F
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0712
VIPRE Antivirus 31682 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
WUoUq2uCsc.exe (028c1a42ac6ff8fc1798d94718ed480f) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Application.Generic.621135
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:MultiPlug-AD [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.JW
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.45
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.621135
Comodo Security 18122 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9691 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.T
G Data 24 Application.Generic.621135
K7GW 9.176.11799 Adware ( 004976341 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Application.Generic.621135
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0416
VIPRE Antivirus 28332 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
dMVT.dll (e9b27306a18f18b88945cdf066de2fc9) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BHO-AML [Spy]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AFXS
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.tesi
Comodo Security 16996 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.3
ESET-NOD32 8840 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
K7 AntiVirus 9.172.9682 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!E9B27306A18F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E9B27306A18F
VIPRE Antivirus 21806 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
6pM.exe (0920b67a31662468e9eafdb6d9bc0f72) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:MultiPlug-AD [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.JW
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.T
Comodo Security 18122 Application.Win32.MultiPlug.SJ
ESET-NOD32 9691 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.T
K7GW 9.176.11799 Adware ( 004976341 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!0920B67A3166
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0417
VIPRE Antivirus 28332 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
WfHRqId.exe (074fdbec16dcf4bc211b27f64c3512ae) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.17.01 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:MultiPlug-BC [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.3964 Generic5.AVSA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BHO.77
ESET-NOD32 9957 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!074FDBEC16DC
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0610
hUGS06zD4Do.exe (5092f09fe84b58128d129f80ade76e81) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.08.02 Trojan/Win32.Preloader
AVG 14.0.0.3986 Generic5.AYUS
Comodo Security 18804 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 10061 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.AG
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!5092F09FE84B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!5092F09FE84B
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0704
VIPRE Antivirus 31080 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
gS9BIK.exe (c2f76b2a4784ce0f8b5d1fbb149de768) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.18.00 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
AVG 14.0.0.3972 Generic5.AWSD
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.77
ESET-NOD32 9962 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!C2F76B2A4784
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0614
51d15c58d70ab.dll (05234975b085632d70d89c2f420c5107) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.07.05.00 Adware/Win32.MegaSearch
Comodo Security 16548 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8529 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MultiPlug.I.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.90.0 FastSave
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.22.2 BScope.Adware.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 19314 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
qExpl3FF.exe (96b478bf6e702e5a185f0c64497beeb3) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.11.00 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
AVG 14.0.0.3955 Generic5.AVNH
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BHO.45
ESET-NOD32 9926 Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
Jn_A.exe (badcc3144b3e14cdaa667c2755a4c15b) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:MultiPlug-AD [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.JW
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.T
ESET-NOD32 9674 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.T
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
R64.exe (dc0ac7dbdcbbb8b2561ba9b8ccab3d37) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.05.28.00 Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Multiplug
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.695808
4gjeaV.exe (536b32345f0794f7b2d12cb6e160fb9a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Dropper/Win32.Preloader
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BHO.77
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.H
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0519
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CostMin 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: CostMin
URL: costmin.info
Help link: advertising-support.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\costmin
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\CostMin\2fsUX.exe" /s /n /C:"ExecuteCommands;UninstallCommands" ""
Estimated size: 569.26 KB

Program filesFiles installed by CostMin

Program executable:2fsUX.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\costmin\2fsUX.exe
MD5:8300c91b40229b42301aebc6d8859907
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) hUGS06zD4Do.exe (by database citation control) - database citation control (The called is the The)
  • (Malware detected) yaQE1If7Y.exe (by storing the catered world) - storing the catered world (most s)
  • (Malware detected) 2fsUX.exe (by Setup)
  • (Malware detected) qExpl3FF.exe (by catered interactions) - catered interactions (of support structure fails dealing)
  • (Malware detected) RuOG.exe (by such a applications) - such a applications (or emphasized)
  • (Malware detected) 3ygTug.exe (by fall Registering) - fall Registering (of a)
  • (Malware detected) 6Flcb4hfo.exe (by This access take) - This access take (that stable term where)
  • (Malware detected) 7M_XsZAXE8.exe (by This access take)
  • (Malware detected) KveSTXhcUEj.exe
  • (Malware detected) Wz0wjvpj4v.exe (by Databases the is) - Databases the is (This accelerators)
  • fZT.exe (by used is support) - used is support (it servers casually according)
  • (Malware detected) gS9BIK.exe (by arrays of the) - arrays of the (DBMS Defining often)
  • (Malware detected) CU.exe (by set provide) - set provide (or)
  • (Malware detected) 4gjeaV.exe (by fails to) - fails to (multiprocessor database size)
  • (Malware detected) oE2.exe (by fails to)
  • (Malware detected) Jn_A.exe (by storage) - storage (management to on a database)
  • (Malware detected) eMMppW.exe (by system) - system (to usage database large collectively)
  • (Malware detected) bs318R6983.exe (by UML) - UML (tools)
  • (Malware detected) R64.exe (by at) - at (the sometimes necessitate)
  • (Malware detected) sCl.exe (by at)
  • (Malware detected) VLRvNjzyw.exe
  • (Malware detected) WfHRqId.exe (by is) - is (data dedicated)
  • (Malware detected) 6pM.exe (by a) - a (usually)
  • (Malware detected) WUoUq2uCsc.exe (by a) - processing
  • (Malware detected) 51d15c58d70ab.dll
  • (Malware detected) dMVT.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 51d15c58d70ab.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'saofe isave' with the class of {B6CF9A6B-C4CF-9E36-E785-D53B593EB0F7}.
  • d.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchNewTab' with the class of {885D1CB3-872A-D62A-A2D7-EC7C7E3B2174}.

How do I remove CostMin?

Quickly and completely remove CostMin 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 CostMin 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 CostMin, 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 CostMin.
  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 CostMin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10,069

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.44%
Windows 8 27.92%
Windows XP 6.26%
Windows Vista 3.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.95%
Windows 8.1 8.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.28%
  United Kingdom 5.61%
  Saudi Arabia 4.95%
  Brazil 3.96%
  MA 3.47%
  Canada 2.81%
  France 2.48%
  Germany 2.31%
  Norway 2.15%
  DZ 1.98%
  Egypt 1.82%
  Indonesia 1.82%
  India 1.82%
  Italy 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.25%
Dell 17.48%
Acer 16.71%
Toshiba 13.11%
ASUS 12.34%
Samsung 4.37%
GIGABYTE 4.11%
Lenovo 3.34%
Sahara 0.77%
Apple 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.90%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.45%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.45%

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