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Should I remove SK-Supporter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,877
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 247.27 days
945.39 days >
Average installed length: 496.73 days

SK-Supporter 1.74

What is SK-Supporter?

SK-Supporter is an Internet toolbar/plugin (for Internet Explorer it runs as a BHO, in Chrome and Firefox it will run as an extension) that plugs into the user's default web browser and will modify a number of settings such as taking control of the browser's search and home pages, new tab functionality as well as DNS 'not found' redirection. Additionally this potentially unwanted program will change some security settings of the browser that might also lower the overall security of the user's PC. This is done in order to allow the program to run uninterrupted. Should the user attempt to uninstall the software using the standard methods in Add/Remove Programs, only parts of this PUP will be uninstalled and some items such as the modified search and home pages may still point to an unwanted web page. Also to note as disclosed in the privacy policy, the program will track and report behaviors or the user while the plugin is installed including but not limited to the URLs and web pages the user visits as well as search terms and search results the user queries.

Overview

A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package is about 510.21 KB (522,456 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SK-Supporter.
psupport.dll (898bdcc577a2b49e8eacaf18ddbb3e7b) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1104 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.24 PUP/Win32.ADownloader
Avira AntiVir 7.11.126.212 Adware/BHO.Bprotector.12
avast! 2014.9-140126 Win32:Adware-BID [Adw]
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14126 Adware.Win32.BHO.40
Bitdefender 1.0.20.130 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Comodo Security 17665 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Adware.BGuard.42
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.26.02 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector
ESET-NOD32 8.9331 a variant of Win32/SProtector.A
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
G Data 14.1.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.SProtect.A
McAfee 5600.7238 Generic PUP.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Generic PUP.a
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.78 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57380 Trojan.Win32.BGuard.cqshad
Sophos 4.97 BProtector
Symantec 1/26/2014 rev. 1 Adware.BL
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.BHO
VIPRE Antivirus 25750 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 22 all detections
SK-Supporter 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: Verified Publisher
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sk-enabler
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Sk-Enabler\uninstall.exe" /FULLPATH="C:\Program Files\Sk-Enabler"
Estimated size: 510.21 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SK-Supporter 1.74

  • (Malware detected) psupport.dll
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove SK-Supporter?

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Or, you can uninstall SK-Supporter 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 SK-Supporter 1.74, 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 SK-Supporter.
  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) 75%
Win XP 4%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#47,877

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 4.17%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.39%
  Canada 6.06%
  Indonesia 6.06%
  MA 6.06%
  Singapore 6.06%
  Australia 3.03%
  BO 3.03%
  Czech Republic 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Ireland 3.03%
  India 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%
  MK 3.03%
  Mexico 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.09%
ASUS 21.74%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Acer 13.04%
GIGABYTE 4.35%
Toshiba 4.35%
Sony 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
Packard Bell 4.35%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite P840 5.00%
Sony VGN-SR220J 5.00%
Sony VGN-CR41Z_R 5.00%
Samsung RV415/RV515 5.00%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 5.00%

About Search Assistant SProtector

Alias distribution of the SProtector class of malware.

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