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What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.3.0.0 100.00%

PursePerks

What is PursePerks?

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.)

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 6.3 MB (6,609,159 bytes). The installed file IEUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 PursePerks.
AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (b6fad86e16bb2fc5b09531caba1474af) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
ESET-NOD32 9.10997 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.I

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.purseperks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\purseperks
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PursePerks\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PursePerks

Program module:AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\purseperks\AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll
MD5:b6fad86e16bb2fc5b09531caba1474af
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • (Malware detected) AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll
  • BackgroundHost.exe
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • IEUpdater.exe
  • jquery-1.9.1.min.js
  • json2.min.js
  • uninstall.exe
  • updater.js
  • updaterWrapper.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PursePerks' with the class of {568468F1-CBF8-46D5-8699-DB922BF1AC1C}.

How do I remove PursePerks?

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Or, you can uninstall PursePerks 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 PursePerks, 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 PursePerks.
  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 PursePerks you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8
 
COUNTRY POPULARITY
100.00%
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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