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What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Monitor Media

What is Monitor Media?

Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and display unwanted ads. When running, the process will monitor and capture internet traffic and insert advertisements over existing ads or by placing new ads in white space. In either case, these ads are low in quality and even dangerous in many cases as they might be infected with malware javascript (malvertising). In addition to displaying these unwanted ads, the software runs as startup in the local application data via a registry run key and sends commands to the controlling server to request new ads based on the context of what the user is doing. This action will also report back to the server what domains the user visits, what URLs they enter as well as in some cases might send back cookies. If the sites visited are not SSL encrypted passwords and usernames might be sent to the server compromising the privacy and security of the user.

About  (from the publisher)

The Software interacts with your computer by converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Software, and whether an updated version of the Software is ...  Read more
Overview
  • 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 Monitor Media.
bnsd5ef0.exe (6bcb40e0721731e38eb9a3d468ae5ad8) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1247544
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.77
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Application.Generic.1247544
ByteHero BDV 8.16.2015.10 Trojan.Exception.gen.101
ESET-NOD32 9.11513 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.GE
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1247544
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1247544
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Application.Generic.1247544
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\ffffffff-1427490530-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\FFFFFFFF-1427490530-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Monitor Media

Program executable:bnsd5ef0.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\ffffffff-1427490530-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff\bnsd5ef0.exe
MD5:6bcb40e0721731e38eb9a3d468ae5ad8
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsd5EF0.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\03000200-1427491262-0500-0006-000700080009\bnsu8E31.exe.

How do I remove Monitor Media?

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Or, you can uninstall Monitor Media 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 Monitor Media, 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 Monitor Media.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Mexico 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
MSI_NB GT70 2OC/2OD 33.33%
Micro-Star MS-7529 33.33%
HP-Pavilion AY687AA-ABM M... 33.33%

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