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What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,022
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.16 days
181.63 days >
Average installed length: 95.43 days

MarkKit

What is MarkKit?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

Overview

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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is 136.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 900.29 KB (921,897 bytes). MKupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MarkKit.
MKupdater.exe (d733579022f0a715b1d3b3480c8a04b1) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140304 Win32:Agent-ASMU [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3546 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1434 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AF
Comodo Security 17869 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
ESET-NOD32 8.9489 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AF
MarkKit153.exe (3185c44f776670b2f96a67c397fa7341) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AD150.A
ESET-NOD32 9489 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.A
MarkKit_wd.exe (401ae404fb7e4480820a500bf8015699) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AD150.A
ESET-NOD32 9489 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.A
MarkKit has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\markkit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MarkKit\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 900.29 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MarkKit

Program module:136.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\markkit\136.dll
MD5:303d8f0ff286056c7315858497d1c292
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) MKupdater.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) MarkKit_wd.exe
  • (Malware detected) MarkKit153.exe
  • MarkKit157.exe
  • MarkKit158.dll
  • MarkKit158.exe
  • MKupd.exe
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 136.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MarkKit' with the class of {bcace662-e858-429c-bf7e-c4c8cbe13860}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • MKupd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MarkKit Update' (runs daily at 4:53 a.m.).
  • MarkKit_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MarkKit_wd' (runs daily at 5:04 a.m.).
  • MKupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MarkKit Update' (runs daily at 12.01).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • MKupd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MarkKit Update.
  • MarkKit_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MarkKit_wd.
  • MKupdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MarkKit Update.
3 Services
  • MarkKit158.exe runs as a service named 'MarkKit' (MarkKit).
  • MarkKit157.exe runs as a service named 'MarkKit' (MarkKit).
  • MarkKit153.exe runs as a service named 'MarkKit' (MarkKit) "MarkKit".

How do I remove MarkKit?

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Or, you can uninstall MarkKit 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 MarkKit, 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 MarkKit.
  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 MarkKit you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 23%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.19%
Windows 8 25.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.26%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.13%
Windows 8.1 12.90%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.68%
Windows 8 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.11%
  Brazil 33.33%
  Portugal 5.56%
  South Africa 2.78%
  Belgium 2.78%
  France 2.78%
  Norway 2.78%
  Austria 2.78%
  New Zealand 2.78%
  Argentina 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%
  CV 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
ASUS 16.67%
Lenovo 12.50%
GIGABYTE 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Samsung 4.17%
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PositivoPIH55BO 3.23%

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