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What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is ShamrockSpring?

ShamrockSpring is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

About  (from Pinball)

The Software will display to you targeted Web sites and/or advertisements that are hosted by third parties ("Third Party Hosted Advertisements"). These Third Party Hosted Advertisements may place cookies on your hard drive and use the cookies to tailor delivery of content to you by profiling your use of a site or adver...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 ShamrockSpringSACB.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.3 MB (1,367,120 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ShamrockSpring.
shamrockspringSA.exe (e43e81eddb12e2441b1bdf89883a461c) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Shopper
AhnLab-V3 2013.08.19 Adware/Win32.Shopper
Avira AntiVir Adware/Shopper.wx
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Shopper.gen
avast! 2014.9-140825 Win32:HotBar-BZ [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3371 Skodna.Generic_r.L
Bitdefender Application.Generic.404382
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Hotbar (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16789 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Application.Generic.404382
ESET-NOD32 8.8701 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Fortinet FortiGate 8/25/2014 Adware/Shopper
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2014-25-08_2 Application.Generic.404382
G Data 14.8.22 Application.Generic.404382
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Jiangmin KV140825 AdWare/Shopper.cj
K7 AntiVirus 13.170.9312 Adware
K7GW Riskware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.01 Adware.HotBar.SS
McAfee 5600.7027 RDN/Generic PUP.x!ba
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7027 RDN/Generic PUP.x!ba
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/ClickPotato
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.404382
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.180Solutions.ybwie
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
Sophos 4.91 Generic PUA AK
Symantec 8/25/2014 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.25 TROJ_SPNR.0BGJ12
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 TROJ_SPNR.0BGJ12
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Shopper
VIPRE Antivirus 20656 Pinball Corporation
       View all 33 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.shamrockspring.com
Help link: www.shamrockspring.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\shamrockspringsa\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\shamrockspringSA\bin\\ShamrockSpringUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 1.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShamrockSpring

Program executable:ShamrockSpringSACB.exe
Additional files:
  • ShamrockSpringSACB.exe
  • shamrockspringSAHook.dll
  • ShamrockSpringUninstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) shamrockspringSA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • shamrockspringSA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • shamrockspringSA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'shamrockspringSA' and executes as "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\shamrockspringSA\bin\\shamrockspringSA.exe".

How do I remove ShamrockSpring?

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Or, you can uninstall ShamrockSpring 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 ShamrockSpring, 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 ShamrockSpring.
  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) 71%
Win 8 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows 8 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 10 Technical Prev... 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.65%
  United Kingdom 9.68%
  Canada 3.23%
  Germany 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Acer 21.43%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 14.29%
MSI 7.14%
Dell 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L45... 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 7.69%
Sony VPCZ1290S 7.69%
Sony VPCCW1S1E 7.69%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. CR63... 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard p6520y 7.69%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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