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Slug Backspace Key

What is Slug Backspace Key?

Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and display unwanted ads. When running, the process will monitor and capture internet traffic and insert advertisements over existing ads or by placing new ads in white space. In either case, these ads are low in quality and even dangerous in many cases as they might be infected with malware javascript (malvertising). In addition to displaying these unwanted ads, the software runs as startup in the local application data via a registry run key and sends commands to the controlling server to request new ads based on the context of what the user is doing. This action will also report back to the server what domains the user visits, what URLs they enter as well as in some cases might send back cookies. If the sites visited are not SSL encrypted passwords and usernames might be sent to the server compromising the privacy and security of the user.


The main program executable is anso8a57.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.64 MB (2,768,076 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 Slug Backspace Key.
anso8a57.exe (b2bacc377522ccaf88c55af98bb6b1cd) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Adware-CPO [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.PB
ESET-NOD32 9.11749 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.PB
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Tencent Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.0
VIPRE Antivirus 40924 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\b0490629-1431869467-5fd8-852e-51ff90a2ad37
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\B0490629-1431869467-5FD8-852E-51FF90A2AD37\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Slug Backspace Key

Program executable:anso8a57.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsp8CCA.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

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Or, you can uninstall Slug Backspace Key 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 Slug Backspace Key, 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 Slug Backspace Key.
  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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Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%
Windows 8
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Apple 50.00%


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