Should I remove Gradient Style?
What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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What is Gradient Style?
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".
During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named bnsfeaa8.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed.
- Malware detected in the program
- Automatically starts with Windows
- Displays unwanted advertisements
- The experts agree, you should remove it!
, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Gradient Style.
|bnsfeaa8.exe (3e1739db3adbddc69ed261aa0e958e9d) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:|
||a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.QX
||8/16/2015 rev. 1
View all 16 all detections
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\178daa1b-1432475929-f918-4a43-2d9252be2f1b
Files installed by Gradient Style
|Program executable:||bnsfeaa8.exe (Malware detected)|
Startup File (All Users Run)
- bnsfEAA8.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\178DAA1B-1432475929-F918-4A43-2D9252BE2F1B\bnsfEAA8.exe.
How do I remove Gradient Style?
Quickly and completely remove Gradient Style from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Gradient Style 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 Gradient Style, 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 Gradient Style.
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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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%
MOST USED OS
Windows 7 (SP1)
100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?