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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Start Menu Read

What is Start Menu Read?

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

The main program executable is anscc3d3.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 1.91 MB (2,001,110 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • 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 Start Menu Read.
anscc3d3.exe (d6af9dfca5b954fb3637ad03ceedbffc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 PUA.Win32.ConvertAd.81
ESET-NOD32 9.11579 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.GI
Panda Antivirus 15.08.16.06 Trj/Genetic.gen
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\8164150e-1427920399-cb11-a305-d7a76e3d6f0f
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\8164150E-1427920399-CB11-A305-D7A76E3D6F0F\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Start Menu Read

Program executable:anscc3d3.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\8164150e-1427920399-cb11-a305-d7a76e3d6f0f\anscc3d3.exe
MD5:d6af9dfca5b954fb3637ad03ceedbffc
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Start Menu Read?

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Or, you can uninstall Start Menu Read 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 Start Menu Read, 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 Start Menu Read.
  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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USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)
 
COUNTRY POPULARITY
83.33%
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 16.67%

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