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Socket Spreadsheet

What is Socket Spreadsheet?

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 primary executable is named ansua539.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.13 MB (2,230,749 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Socket Spreadsheet.
ansua539.exe (cd9e6ab1d7ed0adbc0ff3570e9852a0a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.77
ESET-NOD32 9.11452 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.EN

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\03000200-1427737874-0500-0006-000700080009
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\03000200-1427737874-0500-0006-000700080009\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Socket Spreadsheet

Program executable:ansua539.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnseAC7B.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Socket Spreadsheet?

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Or, you can uninstall Socket Spreadsheet 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 Socket Spreadsheet, 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 Socket Spreadsheet.
  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 Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 8 50%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 20.00%


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