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Should I remove RocketTab:?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,790
United States Rank #13,701
Reach 0.0139%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.68 days
79.02 days >
Average installed length: 41.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 0.51%

RocketTab:

What is RocketTab:?

RocketTab is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear. This program displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying over parts of such web page advertisements, banner or coupons that would not otherwise appear. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad ("About this Ad"). This adware component will also report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domain names the user visits so that it can update check for new offers and the placement of offers. It will also monitor and record the advertisements that appear on web pages as well as the ads the user clicks on.

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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is BrowserSafeguard.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 6.93 MB (7,265,760 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RocketTab:.
BrowserSafeguard.exe (c9b4e288d6e7af76ef2f5d8c99047660) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14825 Trojan.MSIL.iBryte.BF
Comodo Security 19302 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.10307 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.F
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0809
uninstall.exe (119af71d24567f52192b5e16c7a9ee1e) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.iBryte!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08.00 PUP/Win32.IBryte
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.iBryte
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Trojan.Adware.iBryte.10
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4392 Downloader.DCB
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/iBryte.Gen
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.iBryte.N
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Bkav FE 1.3.0.7062 HW32.Packed.6237
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.iBryte.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 22956 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.642 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10 (B)
ESET-NOD32 12063 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.N
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.220.0 Adware/IBryte
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.9.5.0 PUA.Downloader
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/iBryte.hjtv
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b20c21 )
K7GW 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b20c21 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte.jjw
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.RocketTab.PrxySvrRST
McAfee 6.0.5.614 PUP-FST
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.Almanahe.vc
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.3079 Riskware.Win32.IBryte.dltiln
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.17 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17EBA268!401318504
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OC (PUA)
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BAM15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BAM15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.4 AdWare.iBryte
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya 2.0.0.2341 Adware.iBryte.Win32.6199
Client.exe (7cee867f453c566c7ba04652ebdeb616) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08.00 Adware/Win32.Mikey
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Trojan.Adware.Mikey.D58E
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:IBryte-JP [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4392 Downloader.DCE
Avira 8.3.1.6 ADWARE/iBryte.Gen4
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.Elnx
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.iBryte.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 22956 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Adware.VIAQ-6751
Dr.Web 7.0.13.5270 Adware.iBryte.576
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.5.0.642 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422 (B)
ESET-NOD32 12063 a variant of Win32/Adware.iBryte.CD
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.220.0 MSIL/IBryte.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/iBryte.hnnn
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b32eb1 )
K7GW 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b32eb1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte.jlr
Malwarebytes 2.1.1.1115 PUP.Optional.RocketTab.PrxySvrRST
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!7CEE867F453C
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.CryptDoma.vh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.3079 Riskware.Win32.IBryte.dlufjx
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Generic Suspicious
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.17 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17EC9DCE!401382862
Sophos 4.98.0 Mal/Wintrim-A
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.iBryte/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R000C0EAM15
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.Agent.2647552[h]
Zillya 2.0.0.2341 Adware.iBryte.Win32.6303
       View all 83 all detections
RocketTab: has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: RocketTab:
URL: www.adknowledge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe" /u=true /UserID=a620ba07-ea36-4819-be8b-dd4f4cdde90c /SourceID=browsersafeguard-roc
Estimated size: 6.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RocketTab:

Program executable:BrowserSafeguard.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
MD5:c9b4e288d6e7af76ef2f5d8c99047660
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe
  • Client.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketTab Update Task' (Next runs on 4/6/2015 at 9:25 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketTab Update Task.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketTab Update Task' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • Client.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketTab' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Search Extensions\Client.exe".
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSafeguard' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RocketTab Update Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • Client.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RocketTab' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\Client.exe".
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrowserSafeguard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".

How do I remove RocketTab:?

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Or, you can uninstall RocketTab: 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 RocketTab:, 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 RocketTab:.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.51%
Windows 8 32.82%
Windows Vista 3.59%
Windows XP 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.60%
Windows 8.1 20.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.82%
Windows 7 Professional 10.31%
Windows 8 4.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.20%
  United Kingdom 10.55%
  France 7.42%
  Canada 6.25%
  Germany 5.08%
  India 3.91%
  Norway 2.73%
  Italy 2.73%
  Brazil 1.56%
  NG 0.39%
  Sweden 0.39%
  Netherlands 0.39%
  DK 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
Dell 22.96%
Acer 21.48%
ASUS 8.89%
Toshiba 5.93%
Samsung 5.93%
Lenovo 3.70%
Gateway 0.74%
Alienware 0.74%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.70%
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.80%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.80%
Acer Aspire E1-571 1.80%
LENOVO 20236 1.80%

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