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Should I remove Power Spike Arrange?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Power Spike Arrange

What is Power Spike Arrange?

This adware is a variant of the CMI (ConvertAd) family of malware ad-injectors 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.

Overview

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 bnszE498.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Power Spike Arrange.
bnszE498.exe (ab287c808feb5f0caa3ca6a9af084d78) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1257760
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic_r
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Application.Generic.1257760
Comodo Security 22036 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9.11593 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.HN
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1257760
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1257760
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!AB287C808FEB
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Application.Generic.1257760
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0420
VIPRE Antivirus 40042 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\E498B27A-1429178497-6348-0F18-A78F110F81CB
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\E498B27A-1429178497-6348-0F18-A78F110F81CB\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Power Spike Arrange

Program executable:bnszE498.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\E498B27A-1429178497-6348-0F18-A78F110F81CB\bnszE498.exe
MD5:ab287c808feb5f0caa3ca6a9af084d78
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) bnsv6AD6.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsv6AD6.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\C08964F7-1429223919-DE11-BF5F-F2190FBC396A\bnsv6AD6.exe.

How do I remove Power Spike Arrange?

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Or, you can uninstall Power Spike Arrange 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 Power Spike Arrange, 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 Power Spike Arrange.
  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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PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Canada 14.29%
  Dominican Republic 14.29%

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