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Should I remove PlurPush?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,724
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.57 days
94.65 days >
Average installed length: 49.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0 100.00%

PlurPush 1.0.0

What is PlurPush?

This toolbar/web browser extension is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.

About  (from PlurPush)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  Read more

Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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. The primary executable is named updatePlurPush.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 520.83 KB (533,331 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PlurPush.
updatePlurPush.exe (826cb2daab51933a6a613e41148c3036) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.063 Trojan.BPlug.22
ESET-NOD32 8.9489 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
Fortinet FortiGate 3/4/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.63 TROJ_GEN.F47V0228
PlurPushBHO.dll (88a78efa026f7958be670f898c9ae400) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17878 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
ESET-NOD32 9494 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.izz
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11322 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11322 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.PlurPush.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!88A78EFA026F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!88A78EFA026F
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0228
VIPRE Antivirus 27040 Adware.Agent
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc3a.Trojan.bde5
       View all 22 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: plurpush.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@plurpush.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PlurPush
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PlurPush\PlurPushuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 520.83 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PlurPush 1.0.0

Program executable:updatePlurPush.exe (Malware detected)
PlurPush
Path:C:\Program Files\PlurPush\updatePlurPush.exe
MD5:826cb2daab51933a6a613e41148c3036
Additional files:
  • PlurPushBHO.dll - PlurPush
  • updatePlurPush.exe
  • PlurPushUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PlurPushBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PlurPush' with the class of {82249076-d5c8-431d-982b-023779779587}.
Service
  • updatePlurPush.exe runs as a service named 'Util PlurPush' (Util PlurPush).

How do I remove PlurPush?

Quickly and completely remove PlurPush 1.0.0 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 PlurPush 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 PlurPush 1.0.0, 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 PlurPush.
  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 PlurPush 1.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 8%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.92%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows XP 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.67%
  Saudi Arabia 20.00%
  Indonesia 13.33%
  Costa Rica 6.67%
  Greece 6.67%
  Kuwait 6.67%
  MA 6.67%
  Mexico 6.67%
  Romania 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L855 7.69%
Sony VGN-AW41ZF_B 7.69%
O.E.M O.E.M 7.69%
LENOVO 20059 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP Compaq dx2390 Microtow... 7.69%

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