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Should I remove Star Key Media Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Star Key Media Player

What is Star Key Media Player?

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.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is bnssc2c5.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this 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 Star Key Media Player.
bnssc2c5.exe (bb587eac04a42fc038ea89510aee7cc5) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1299024
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.ConvertAd
Arcabit Application.Generic.D13D250
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic6
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.OU
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1299024
ESET-NOD32 9.12102 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.OU
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1299024
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1299024
K7 AntiVirus 13.2016902 Adware
K7GW 13.2016902 Adware ( 004c58461 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!BB587EAC04A4
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1299024
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HB (PUA)
VIPRE Antivirus 42934 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Trojan.Win32.S.Agent.384000.CS[h]
Zillya Adware.ConvertAd.Win32.4396
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\4c4c4544-1431764223-3010-8054-b8c04f465031
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1431764223-3010-8054-B8C04F465031\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Star Key Media Player

Program executable:bnssc2c5.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnssC2C5.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1431764223-3010-8054-B8C04F465031\bnssC2C5.exe.

How do I remove Star Key Media Player?

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Or, you can uninstall Star Key Media Player 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 Star Key Media Player, 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 Star Key Media Player.
  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) 75%
Win 8 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Ev... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  France 14.29%
  Netherlands 14.29%
  Romania 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Acer 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%


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