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Should I remove PremiumSustainer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 385.58 days
853.18 days >
Average installed length: 448.28 days


VersionDistribution 7.14%


What is PremiumSustainer?

PremiumSustainer is an adware program that is usually bundled by third party installers and download managers. 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.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The primary executable is named PremiumSustainer.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package is about 760.38 KB (778,634 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PremiumSustainer.
PremiumSustainer.exe (deba33db167548f8bbac30f5d78eb168) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Downware
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.19 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Downloader]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3285 Downloader.Generic14
Avira Adware/InstallRex.73153
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.InstallCore.81
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
CAT-QuickHeal TrojanDownloader.Agent.r4
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Trojan.Agent-795744
Comodo Security 20130 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.8561
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
ESET-NOD32 8.10747 Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.ACF
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 W32/Agent.ACF!tr.dldr
F-Prot v6. W32/A-a81f4aca
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
G Data 14.11.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.14057 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.185.14064 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048c92d1 )
Kaspersky Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 Trojan.Downloader
McAfee 5600.6941 RDN/Generic Downloader.x!la
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.bc
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Downware.dfhshr
Norman 10.20141120 Troj_Generic.VXEQZ
nProtect Trojan-Downloader/W32.Agent.773632.B
Qihoo-360 Trojan.Generic
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.175192FA!391222010
Sophos 4.98 Troj/Agent-AJEL
SUPERAntiSpyware 10227 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Graftor
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 SecurityRisk.Downldr
Tencent Win32.Trojan-downloader.Agent.Wvuo
The Hacker Trojan/Downloader.Agent.acf
Total Defense 37.0.11288 Win32/Tnega.NEHXPEC
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ314
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ314
Vba32 AntiVirus TrojanDownloader.Agent
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Downloader.773632.A
Zillya Downloader.Agent.Win32.223830
       View all 43 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PremiumSustainer
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\premiumsustainer
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\premiumsustainer\premiumsustainer.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 760.38 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PremiumSustainer

Program executable:PremiumSustainer.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\premiumsustainer\PremiumSustainer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PremiumSustainer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GS-Booster-S-3168119747.

How do I remove PremiumSustainer?

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Or, you can uninstall PremiumSustainer 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 PremiumSustainer, 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 PremiumSustainer.
  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 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 7%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 42.86%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8.1 21.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 7 Starter 7.14%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.32%
  Portugal 10.53%
  Germany 10.53%
  Chile 5.26%
  Singapore 5.26%
  Mexico 5.26%
  New Zealand 5.26%
  Pakistan 5.26%
  Netherlands 5.26%
  Croatia 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  Italy 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Medion 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Sony 8.33%
Samsung 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Common models
Sony VPCEB33FG 8.33%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 8.33%
MEDION MS-7800 8.33%
MEDION H77H2-EM 8.33%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 8.33%
LENOVO 20080 8.33%


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