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61% remove it39% keep it
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United States Rank #23,068
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.56 days
842.60 days >
Average installed length: 442.72 days

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What is GinyasBrowserCompanion?

Ginyas Browser Companion is a browser extension (Browser Helper Object in IE) that promises to save time and money for users while shopping online. It is often install on a computer bundled with various third party programs. Once installed it will monitor web page activity and inject affiliate links within various shopping sites in order to collect revenue. The add-in also displays various forms of advertising such as popups, pop unders as well as injected inline links.

"The Ginyas Browser Companion is a freeware that serves online ads which may automatically provide browsing related information such as offers, coupons, special marketing deals, similar sites, etc. These advertisements may appear be in the form of pop-ups, pop unders, in text links and similar forms when you browse the internet and is bundled with many third party software applications. If you have the Browser Companion add-on installed, this means that you agreed to download it during the installation of such third party software."

BrowserCompanion is detected as malware from through a various number of antivirus programs. ESET-NOD32 detects BCHelper.exe as a variant of Win32/BrowserCompanion.A, while Malwarebytes detects it as PUP.Blabbers.

About  (from Blabbers Communications LTD)

Ginyas is a free & friendly browser app that helps you save time & money on your online shopping. We'll help you find attractive offers while you browse your favorite stores. Ginyas partners with a large variety of reputable online stores and retail sites to bring you the best deals on items that interest you. Ginyas w...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GinyasBrowserCompanion.
BCHelper.exe (3b97d60483711f491e12799cecd424fc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8331 a variant of Win32/BrowserCompanion.A
Malwarebytes v2013.05.26.01 PUP.Blabbers
Trend Micro 10.465.26 ADW_BLABBERS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 ADW_BLABBERS
uninstall.exe (dfed3d044971d4080df4cd4c39bb9a0c) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 (Suspicious) - DNAScan
Dr.Web Trojan.AVKill.18764
eSafe Win32.Trojan
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1101
toolbar.dll (2105cd2cdf684c541f91f3af2daa5904) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.303
ESET-NOD32 9082 Win32/BrowserCompanion.D
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10272 Trojan ( 0048db921 )
K7GW 9.174.10272 Trojan ( 0048db921 )
jsloader.dll (0a94d445eb7ee2f196c79b706b09a7ef) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8437 Win32/BrowserCompanion.B
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BLABBERS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BLABBERS
updatebhoWin32.dll (22d56c25dd1bc95f7558bbf3b830ff62) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.303
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 9082 Win32/BrowserCompanion.E
tdataprotocol.dll (ed633a0b1831b9d000fcc5846ccbcd47) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.45
ESET-NOD32 9233 Win32/BrowserCompanion.C
widgetserv.exe (f1de73f28e3284b5abce3153c09a6a25) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.303
ESET-NOD32 9241 Win32/BrowserCompanion.F
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ginyas
URL: ginyas.com
Help link: ginyas.com/how_it_works
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\browsercompanion
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowserCompanion\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GinyasBrowserCompanion

Program executable:BCHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Browser Companion Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\browsercompanion\BCHelper.exe
The Browser Companion Helper Verifier Module is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tdataprotocol.dll - Blabbers plug-in for Internet Explorer (Blabbers data protacol for IE w/c)
  • (Malware detected) toolbar.dll - Blabbers toolbar for Internet Explorer (Coupish toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) BCHelper.exe - Browser Companion Helper
  • uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) jsloader.dll - Ginyas Brwoser Companion plug-in for Internet Explorer (Browser Companion Helper plug-in)
  • tcbhnrg.exe
  • (Malware detected) updatebhoWin32.dll - Ginyas Browser Companion Verifier (Browser Companion Helper Verifier)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • tcbhnck.exe
  • tcbhnck103.exe
  • tcbhnrg103.exe
  • (Malware detected) widgetserv.exe (by Trioris) - Trioris widget server for Internet Explorer (Trioris widgetserv)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • jsloader.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browser Companion Helper' with the class of {00cbb66b-1d3b-46d3-9577-323a336acb50} (script helper for ie).
  • updatebhoWin32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ginyas Browser Companion Verifier' with the class of {963B125B-8B21-49A2-A3A8-E37092276531} (Update Timer).
3 Services
  • tcbhnrg103.exe runs as a service named 'Ginyas Browser Companion' (GinyasBrowserCompanion).
  • tcbhnck103.exe runs as a service named 'Ginyas Browser Companion' (GinyasBrowserCompanion).
  • tcbhnrg.exe runs as a service named 'Ginyas Browser Companion' (GinyasBrowserCompanion).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BCHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Browser companion helper' which loads as C:\Program Files\BrowserCompanion\BCHelper.exe /T=3.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BCHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BrowserCompanion\BCHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003707032%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032653%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004418%
0.015104% average

How do I remove GinyasBrowserCompanion?

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Or, you can uninstall GinyasBrowserCompanion 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 GinyasBrowserCompanion, 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 GinyasBrowserCompanion.
  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 GinyasBrowserCompanion you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.71%
Windows XP 13.48%
Windows Vista 7.99%
Windows 8 2.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.55%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.27% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.27%
  Brazil 10.28%
  Italy 8.65%
  United States 8.48%
  Saudi Arabia 6.69%
  France 4.24%
  Spain 3.26%
  Belgium 2.61%
  Thailand 2.45%
  Argentina 2.28%
  MA 1.96%
  Mexico 1.96%
  Sweden 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.08%
Hewlett-Packard 23.84%
Dell 15.17%
ASUS 10.84%
Toshiba 7.43%
Samsung 3.41%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Sony 2.17%
Intel 1.55%
Lenovo 1.24%
Medion 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.97%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.48%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.49%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.49%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.49%


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