Should I remove Counter-intuitive Match?
What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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What is Counter-intuitive Match?
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".
The primary executable is named pnst5d22.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 909.88 KB (931,718 bytes).
- Malware detected in the program
- Displays unwanted advertisements
- Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Counter-intuitive Match.
|pnst5d22.exe (88546e134d559910e9480ed6d4a17c8d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:|
||8/16/2015 rev. 1
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\4c4c4544-1427810557-3310-8057-b7c04f4b4e31
Estimated size: 909.88 KB
Files installed by Counter-intuitive Match
|Program executable:||pnst5d22.exe (Malware detected)|
How do I remove Counter-intuitive Match?
Quickly and completely remove Counter-intuitive Match from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Counter-intuitive Match from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- 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:
When you find the program Counter-intuitive Match, click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Counter-intuitive Match.
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.
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Which OS releases does it run on?
|Windows 7 Professional
80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
| United States
| United Kingdom
What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?