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Should I remove Gradient Bold Italic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.34 days
142.23 days >
Average installed length: 74.73 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Gradient Bold Italic

What is Gradient Bold Italic?

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".


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 bnss83e3.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Gradient Bold Italic.
bnss83e3.exe (aa70a4280b1c51ed931fa9861f278bad) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
ALYac Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
Arcabit Trojan.Generic.D257A0F
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.QM
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
ESET-NOD32 9.11745 Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.QM
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
G Data 15.8.25 Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!AA70A4280B1C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
nProtect Trojan.GenericKD.2456079
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0526
VIPRE Antivirus 40886 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\a001fdad-1432263099-de11-9e84-e5651669ff18
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\A001FDAD-1432263099-DE11-9E84-E5651669FF18\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Gradient Bold Italic

Program executable:bnss83e3.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnss83E3.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\D4928032-1432202373-E411-B2A0-F0761C561598\bnss83E3.exe.

How do I remove Gradient Bold Italic?

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Or, you can uninstall Gradient Bold Italic 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 Gradient Bold Italic, 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 Gradient Bold Italic.
  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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Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows 8 46.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows 10 Pro 15.38%
Windows 8.1 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.09%
  Brazil 13.64%
  Canada 13.64%
  Germany 4.55%
  France 4.55%
  UA 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Sony 8.33%
Samsung 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Common models
Sony VPCEE4E1E 9.09%
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 9.09%
LENOVO 20238 9.09%
HP ENVY Sleekbook 4 PC 9.09%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 9.09%
Gateway NV53A 9.09%


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