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Pointer Microphone

What is Pointer Microphone?

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.)


The main program executable is ansf3998.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,041,202 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Pointer Microphone.
ansf3998.exe (02dff32f68c5afa44a0db8b1b887430f) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1264452
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.ConvertAd
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.09 PUP/Win32.ConvertAd
Arcabit Application.Generic.D134B44
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.JV
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1264452
Comodo Security 22965 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9.12065 Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.JV
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1264452
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1264452
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.CryptDoma.th
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1264452
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.18E2AA41!417507905
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OH (PUA)
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Generic.Fsh
       View all 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\4c4c4544-1429222743-5a10-804d-b2c04f444331
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1429222743-5A10-804D-B2C04F444331\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pointer Microphone

Program executable:ansf3998.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsf3D90.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Pointer Microphone?

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Or, you can uninstall Pointer Microphone 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 Pointer Microphone, 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 Pointer Microphone.
  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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Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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