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What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
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1.0.0.0 100.00%

Sound Advanced Search

What is Sound Advanced Search?

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.

Overview

During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named bnso2A1F.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Sound Advanced Search.
bnso2A1F.exe (9b4fdba080ca52c0ccdf224454938ef1) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.ConvertAd
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Trojan.Generic.D235BB3
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Adware-COR [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.GE
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Adware.CXDB-4597
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.08.16.05 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
ESET-NOD32 9.12067 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.GE
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
G Data 15.8.25 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16831 Adware
K7GW 13.207.16831 Adware ( 004bd6171 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!9B4FDBA080CA
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
nProtect 15.08.07.01 Trojan.GenericKD.2317235
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.16 TROJ_GEN.R08OC0ODT15
VIPRE Antivirus 42742 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 24 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\2D276780-1429119198-11DD-AF56-C86000C6DBAE
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\2D276780-1429119198-11DD-AF56-C86000C6DBAE\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Advanced Search

Program executable:bnso2A1F.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\2D276780-1429119198-11DD-AF56-C86000C6DBAE\bnso2A1F.exe
MD5:9b4fdba080ca52c0ccdf224454938ef1
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) bnsr7B3D.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsr7B3D.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\E8052984-1429108039-FDB0-6454-A5AB4E35E32F\bnsr7B3D.exe.

How do I remove Sound Advanced Search?

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Or, you can uninstall Sound Advanced Search 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 Sound Advanced Search, 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 Sound Advanced Search.
  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) 44%
Win 8.1 11%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.44%
Windows 8 44.44%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Connected 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.22%
  Brazil 5.56%
  France 5.56%
  Germany 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Dell 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 12.50%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L775D-1... 12.50%
PEGATRON IPMH61P1 12.50%
HP Stream Notebook PC 11 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.50%
HP G72 Notebook PC 12.50%

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