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Should I remove Pull Down Icon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Pull Down Icon

What is Pull Down Icon?

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 pnsmc8d3.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 789.44 KB (808,390 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 Pull Down Icon.
pnsmc8d3.exe (9ecd4a1becd02392425d6e3298217e5a) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Agent.81
ESET-NOD32 9.11457 Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.FB
SUPERAntiSpyware 9939 Trojan.Agent/Gen-VBInject
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0318
anspC284.exe (c60e7dc337ddb90f9d5b95c9ae627e57) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 11445 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.DV
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 WS.Reputation.1

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\49bbfe60-1426628210-11dd-b459-10bf487dbef1
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\49BBFE60-1426628210-11DD-B459-10BF487DBEF1\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 789.44 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Pull Down Icon

Program executable:pnsmc8d3.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsrC8A2.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) anspC284.exe
  • rnslF7CE.exe

How do I remove Pull Down Icon?

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Or, you can uninstall Pull Down Icon 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 Pull Down Icon, 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 Pull Down Icon.
  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 8 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.56%
Windows 7 44.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 22.22%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 22.22%
Windows 8.1 Connected 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.96%
  Brazil 4.35%
  IS 4.35%
  Russia 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Acer 28.57%
Lenovo 14.29%
Common models
Positivo Informatica SA H... 12.50%
LENOVO 20349 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard p6644y 12.50%
HPE-500f 12.50%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 12.50%
HP 15 Notebook PC 12.50%


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