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What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.0.1361 20.00%

Sustainer

What is Sustainer?

Sustainer is an unwanted program that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. In some cases the ad will have attribution but in most cases it will not and will confuse the user should malvaertisng be the source. Once installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is Sustainer.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 760.43 KB (778,681 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Sustainer.
Sustainer.exe (deba33db167548f8bbac30f5d78eb168) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Downware
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.19 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan[Downloader]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3285 Downloader.Generic14
Avira 7.11.187.66 Adware/InstallRex.73153
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 PUA.Win32.InstallCore.81
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1620 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
CAT-QuickHeal 11.14.14.00 TrojanDownloader.Agent.r4
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Trojan.Agent-795744
Comodo Security 20130 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Adware.Downware.8561
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.20.02 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
ESET-NOD32 8.10747 Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.ACF
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 W32/Agent.ACF!tr.dldr
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/A-a81f4aca
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
G Data 14.11.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.8.3.0 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.14057 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.185.14064 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048c92d1 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2919 Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 Trojan.Downloader
McAfee 5600.6941 RDN/Generic Downloader.x!la
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.bc
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.972 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63474 Riskware.Win32.Downware.dfhshr
Norman 10.20141120 Troj_Generic.VXEQZ
nProtect 14.11.18.01 Trojan-Downloader/W32.Agent.773632.B
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Trojan.Generic
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.141118 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.175192FA!391222010
Sophos 4.98 Troj/Agent-AJEL
SUPERAntiSpyware 10227 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Graftor
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 SecurityRisk.Downldr
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan-downloader.Agent.Wvuo
The Hacker 6.8.0.5.496 Trojan/Downloader.Agent.acf
Total Defense 37.0.11288 Win32/Tnega.NEHXPEC
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ314
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ314
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 TrojanDownloader.Agent
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Downloader.773632.A
Zillya 2.0.0.1986 Downloader.Agent.Win32.223830
       View all 43 all detections
Sustainer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Sustainer.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Sustainer
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\sustainer
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\sustainer\sustainer.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 760.43 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Sustainer

Program executable:Sustainer.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\sustainer\Sustainer.exe
MD5:deba33db167548f8bbac30f5d78eb168

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Sustainer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GS-Booster-S-3168119747.

How do I remove Sustainer?

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Or, you can uninstall Sustainer 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 Sustainer, 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 Sustainer.
  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) 80%
Win 8 20%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Vietnam 10.00%
  India 10.00%
  Venezuela 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FK963AA-ABM I... 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23-p118 20.00%
Gateway EC54 20.00%
Dell Vostro 3400 20.00%
ASUSTeK N55SL 20.00%

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