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Should I remove Lights off!?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.52 days
84.39 days >
Average installed length: 44.34 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.36.01.22 91.67%
1.35.11.26 8.33%

Lights off!

What is Lights off!?

Lights Off is an adware application that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser. In some cases the ad will have attribution but in most cases it will not and will confuse the user should malvaertisng be the source.

Overview

The most used version is 1.36.01.22, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 12.94 MB (13,568,174 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Lights off!.
utils.exe (458707a24653c9773bbc2b85a5a2c62d) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:Application.Parj.1
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.VMDetector
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.07 Win-PUP/CrossRider
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2016.0.3141 AdInstaller
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.CF
Bitdefender 1.0.20.515 Gen:Application.Parj.1
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Application.FJLN-7995
ESET-NOD32 9.11432 Win32/Packed.VMDetector.I potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:Application.Parj.1
G Data 15.4.25 Gen:Application.Parj
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15500 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15498 Trojan ( 004b24461 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2199 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!458707A24653
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.vc
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.309 Gen:Application.Parj.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.8.659 Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.doifou
Panda Antivirus 15.04.13.03 Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM20.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.15411 PE:Malware.Adwapper!6.2370
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NA
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Adware.Agent.Pcst
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R002H05CN15
VIPRE Antivirus 39110 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya 2.0.0.2128 Adware.Agent.Win32.51957
       View all 29 all detections
Lights off! has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Lights off!.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BApps
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lights off!
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lights off!\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 12.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lights off!

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
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Path:C:\Program Files\lights off!\utils.exe
MD5:458707a24653c9773bbc2b85a5a2c62d
Additional files:
  • bb06a5c0-b99f-41a9-bc93-c37039798f2c-11.exe (by BApps) - Lights off! (Lights off! exe)
  • bb06a5c0-b99f-41a9-bc93-c37039798f2c-4.exe (by BApps)
  • bb06a5c0-b99f-41a9-bc93-c37039798f2c-5.exe
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-11.exe
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-2.exe
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-4.exe
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-5.exe
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-6.exe
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-64.exe
  • Lights off!-bg.exe
  • Lights off!-bho.dll - Lights off! BHO
  • Lights off!-bho64.dll
  • Lights off!-buttonutil.exe
  • Lights off!-buttonutil64.exe
  • Lights off!-codedownloader.exe
  • Lights off!-buttonutil.dll
  • Lights off!-buttonutil64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Lights off!-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lights off!' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611901119} (f40ae2ea2c0c43bba6c7aa70680a67270069019).
9 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-11.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-11.
  • Lights off!-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-7.
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-6.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-6.
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-4.
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-2.
  • fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fb76b22b-f86b-49e3-a42a-468fc93acf59-5_user.
  • Plus 3 more

How do I remove Lights off!?

Quickly and completely remove Lights off! from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Lights off! 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 Lights off!, 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 Lights off!.
  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 Lights off! you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win 7 17%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 60.00%
  United States 26.67%
  France 13.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Acer 18.18%
Samsung 18.18%
Lenovo 18.18%
Common models
LENOVO 90A3A9P 9.09%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 9.09%
LENOVO 20354 9.09%
HP G42 Notebook PC 9.09%
Samsung RV411 9.09%
PositivoEIH61CE 9.09%

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