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Should I remove Popcornew?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,553
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.26 days
66.54 days >
Average installed length: 34.96 days


VersionDistribution 3.28% 4.92% 27.87% 49.18% 14.75%


What is Popcornew?

Popcornew is supported by various types of advertising. Once installed, this ad-supported web browser extension will run within the context of the user's browser (supports Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and is primarily designed to inject advertisements in a number of formats within the web pages the user is visiting. Ad insertion takes place in the form of both full banner adverts as well as text-hyperlinks that are injected over existing HTML content. As for the banners, these are either inserted within existing white space in the rendered HTML or by overwriting the pages ads. In either case, these ads are not associated by the underlying website and are simply injected by the adware through an extension, BHO or plugin depending on the browser.

From the Terms: "Popcornew runs a plug-in using Firefox and Internet Explorer, which will detect in real time and anonymously what kind of topics you are interested in when browsing the Internet. Based on your browsing interests, Popcornew will then deliver the most relevant content for you, such as articles, videos and offers."

About  (from Popcornew OU)

The Popcornew application displays offers for your favourite products. It will show you small alerts for each available offer. And you will also have access to the Box for more bargains and discounts.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Popcornew.
popcornew.exe (20c5b85bbdc60d0e0bfa48db038d3026) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
ESET-NOD32 8.10727 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Boxore.B
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.03 PUP.Optional.Popcornew.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1114
adrotate32.dll (4a166b1032f28a003472ca8e46bec4cb) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator.1
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator.1
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:GenMaliciousA-LPC [Adw]
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator.1 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/Agent.alvr
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Popcornew.A
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.AdRotator.1
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R01TH09CV15
       View all 17 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: popcornew.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\popcornew\popcornew\crx\icons
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{662A5536-9D75-49B3-B36E-41FB6DB5A3CC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Popcornew

Program executable:popcornew.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\popcornew\popcornew\popcornew.exe
Additional files:
  • popcornew.xpi
  • (Malware detected) adrotate32.dll - AdRotate (Popcornew BHO)
  • adrotateengine.exe - AdRotate Engine
  • popcornew.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • adrotate32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Boxore' with the class of {EFA7A511-B491-4312-BB35-4586B99E45ED}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • popcornew.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Popcornew' which loads as C:\Program Files\Popcornew\Popcornew\popcornew.exe.

How do I remove Popcornew?

Quickly and completely remove Popcornew 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 Popcornew 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 Popcornew, 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 Popcornew.
  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 Popcornew you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 61%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 60.66%
Windows 7 34.43%
Windows Vista 3.28%
Windows XP 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.59%
Windows 8 8.20%
Windows 8.1 Connected 8.20%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.71% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 88.71%
  United States 8.06%
  France 1.61%
  OM 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.37%
Lenovo 15.69%
Acer 13.73%
Toshiba 13.73%
Sony 9.80%
Dell 7.84%
ASUS 5.88%
Intel 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 6.90%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
HP Compaq dc5800 Microtow... 1.72%


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