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Forward Alphabet Key

What is Forward Alphabet Key?

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 answ2045.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.66 MB (2,794,290 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Forward Alphabet Key.
answ2045.exe (2b017f99e1868260e8087344c53b39b2) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1326869
Arcabit Application.Generic.D143F15
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Adware-CPO [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.PB
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1326869
Cyren W32/Application.BFMR-1291
Dr.Web Adware.ClickMeIn.1742
ESET-NOD32 9.11906 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.PB
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1326869
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1326869
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16489 Adware
K7GW 13.205.16490 Adware ( 004c2a701 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!2B017F99E186
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.vh
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1326869
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 41814 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\2548da80-1431917737-1015-b6e3-8f71a37b5d89
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\2548DA80-1431917737-1015-B6E3-8F71A37B5D89\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Forward Alphabet Key

Program executable:answ2045.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsh2602.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • rnsy1411.exe

How do I remove Forward Alphabet Key?

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Or, you can uninstall Forward Alphabet Key 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 Forward Alphabet Key, 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 Forward Alphabet Key.
  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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Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  TN 20.00%


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