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Should I remove SocureWeb Control?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.66 days
550.43 days >
Average installed length: 289.21 days

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SocureWeb Control

What is SocureWeb Control?

SocureWeb is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution. Functionality of the toolbar includes but is not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named tcunins.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 835.58 KB (855,639 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SocureWeb Control.
tcunins.exe (ec2fd6074c7561470f1d423b1a7aff5c) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.BHO
Avira AntiVir TR/Rogue.8434992.1
AVG 2014.0.3469 Skodna.SecurityTool
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.8434992
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.BHO.cfsi
Comodo Security 14921 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.29
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.BHO.cfsi.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.7895 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.FJ
Fortinet FortiGate 6/15/2013 W32/BHO.CFSI!tr
F-Secure 11.2013-15-06_7 Trojan.Generic.8434992
G Data 13.6.22 Trojan.Generic.8434992
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.Win32.BHO
Jiangmin KV130615 Trojan/BHO.rfx
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.BHO
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.15217 Win32.Troj.BHO.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.06.15.03 Adware.KorAd
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7107 Artemis!EC2FD6074C75
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.8434992
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BHO.woagv
nProtect Trojan/W32.BHO.215112
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
PC Tools 2013 Trojan.ADH
Symantec 6/15/2013 rev. 7 Trojan.ADH
The Hacker Trojan/BHO.cfsi
Trend Micro 10.465.15 TROJ_GEN.RCBCELU
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.166 TROJ_GEN.RCBCELU
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.BHO.cfsi
VIPRE Antivirus 15036 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
TCCheckAgent.exe (32903035d6c8bae1652391ece6263faa) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Trojan.BHO!LFTVILyacXo
AhnLab-V3 2013.02.19.00 PUP/Win32.TopClick
Avira AntiVir TR/Rogue.kdv.750239.1
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.BHO
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic28.CKGV
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.KDV.750239
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Trojan.BHO.cfsj
Comodo Security 15295 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware None Trojan.Generic.KDV.750239 (B)
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8022 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.FJ
Fortinet FortiGate W32/BHO.CFS!tr
F-Secure 11.0.19020.35 Trojan.Generic.KDV.750239
G Data 22 Trojan.Generic.KDV.750239
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.Win32.BHO
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Trojan/BHO.ren
K7 AntiVirus 9.160.8224 Trojan
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.BHO.cfsj
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.1.8.219 Win32.Troj.BHO.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.KorAd
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Artemis!32903035D6C8
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Artemis!32903035D6C8
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.KDV.750239
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BHO.uvnrz
Norman 7.00.20 BHO.BGEF
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.86.0 Mal/Generic-L
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen
The Hacker None Trojan/BHO.cfsj
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BLB12
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BLB12
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.BHO.cfsj
VIPRE Antivirus 15614 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.BHO.73728.U
TCHelper.dll (1fee0f44329d098cf139e053760311b4) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.12.00 PUP/Win32.AdvTopC
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BCO [PUP]
AVG MalSign.Generic.AF4
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.Kraddare.Aa
Comodo Security 17254 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9034 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.FJ
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/Kraddare
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.kd.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.Kraddare
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!1FEE0F44329D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!1FEE0F44329D
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Kraddare.brfhfy
nProtect 2013-11-11.01 Adware/W32.KrAdword.251744
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.140A5601
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 23274 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
TCSearch.exe (ef7e62257a009741b1b663b13ece40f5) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.08.20.03 PUP/Win32.TopClick
Malwarebytes Adware.KorAd
PC Tools Adware.Adpopup!rem
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Adware.Adpopup
       View all 84 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.topclick.kr
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\advtopc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AdvTopC\TCUnins.exe
Estimated size: 835.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SocureWeb Control

Program executable:tcunins.exe (Malware detected)
Name:TCUnins Module
Path:C:\Program Files\advtopc\tcunins.exe
Additional files:
  • AdvTCApp.exe - AdvTCApp Module
  • (Malware detected) TCHelper.dll - 2323523
  • (Malware detected) TCSearch.exe
  • tcwhk.dll
  • (Malware detected) TCCheckAgent.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TCHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Smart TC' with the class of {3E5EF872-03E2-4CE0-94DF-CA8A5004ECFD}.
  • TCCheckAgent.exe runs as a service named 'TCCheckAgent' (TCCheckAgent).
Startup File (User Run)
  • TCSearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adv_TopC' and executes as C:\Program Files\AdvTopC\TCSearch.exe.

How do I remove SocureWeb Control?

Quickly and completely remove SocureWeb Control from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall SocureWeb Control 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 SocureWeb Control, 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 SocureWeb Control.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SocureWeb Control you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 10%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 60.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from Korea
Which countries install it?
  Korea 64.29%
  United States 35.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 50.00%
Samsung 25.00%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
Samsung R530/R730 11.11%
LG Electronics Inc. R405-... 11.11%
LENOVO 3354A19 11.11%
Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3 11.11%


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