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Should I remove Page Set-up Task?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Page Set-up Task

What is Page Set-up Task?

This is an ad Injector type of malware that is typically bundled with unwanted software offers for legitimate software and once installed is deceptive, difficult to remove as well as impacts the security of the user's computer by displaying intrusive advertisements in the web browser which promote and trick users into installing other unwanted adware or malware. Once installed, it runs as a startup process in the background works by injecting into the browser ads on web pages that either do not normally appear or by replacing existing ads that are part of the existing site with ads from different companies with low quality offerings as well as malware. It works by monitoring and intercepting the user's web browser connections and injecting new content before the browser serve it up. (This is a variant of the CMI/WinCheck family of adware.)

Overview

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 bnsdb398.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
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Page Set-up Task.
bnsdb398.exe (fa4bc4a0c9771cacafa260ee868abb8b) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1302555
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Application.Generic.D13E01B
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.QX
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Application.Generic.1302555
ByteHero BDV 8.16.2015.10 Trojan.Exception.gen.101
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Application.QOHK-3768
ESET-NOD32 9.12016 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.QX
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1302555
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1302555
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!FA4BC4A0C977
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Application.Generic.1302555
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.15814 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.18C23A47!415382087
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA II
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
VIPRE Antivirus 42450 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\52251c00-1431726140-0720-1128-191323000000
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\52251C00-1431726140-0720-1128-191323000000\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Page Set-up Task

Program executable:bnsdb398.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\52251c00-1431726140-0720-1128-191323000000\bnsdb398.exe
MD5:fa4bc4a0c9771cacafa260ee868abb8b
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsdB398.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\52251C00-1431726140-0720-1128-191323000000\bnsdB398.exe.

How do I remove Page Set-up Task?

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Or, you can uninstall Page Set-up Task 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 Page Set-up Task, 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 Page Set-up Task.
  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) 60%
Win 8 40%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Netherlands 10.00%
  Poland 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
LENOVO 20351 20.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 20.00%
Dell Inspiron N5110 20.00%
ASUSTeK N76VZ 20.00%
Acer Veriton M261 20.00%

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