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What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Playlist Message

What is Playlist Message?

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.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is bnsga3eb.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Playlist Message.
bnsga3eb.exe (3c31eeba4123d4a8e0ff56515be0265b) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1278177
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.ConvertAd
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.NY
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1278177
ESET-NOD32 9.11688 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.NY
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1278177
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1278177
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1278177
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Tencent Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.7
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0515

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\4c4c4544-1431426618-5210-8044-b8c04f434b31
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1431426618-5210-8044-B8C04F434B31\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Playlist Message

Program executable:bnsga3eb.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsgA3EB.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1431426618-5210-8044-B8C04F434B31\bnsgA3EB.exe.

How do I remove Playlist Message?

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Or, you can uninstall Playlist Message 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 Playlist Message, 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 Playlist Message.
  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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Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Pro 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Canada 11.11%
  Chile 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
HP 430 Notebook PC 33.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 16.67%
Dell XPS 18 16.67%
Dell Latitude E5410 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 545 16.67%


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