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Should I remove Telephone Download?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.02 days
13.22 days >
Average installed length: 6.95 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Telephone Download

What is Telephone Download?

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 bnsddb3c.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Telephone Download.
bnsddb3c.exe (1533db618e717f733f8b45afa61962fc) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
AhnLab-V3 2015.05.06 Adware/Win32.AdService
ALYac Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.HN
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
ESET-NOD32 9.11579 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.HN
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
G Data 15.8.25 Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Graftor.186003
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.4
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H09E215
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\0118ee16-1429446219-e411-b2a0-3863bb857bc7
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\0118EE16-1429446219-E411-B2A0-3863BB857BC7\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Telephone Download

Program executable:bnsddb3c.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsdDB3C.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\0118EE16-1429446219-E411-B2A0-3863BB857BC7\bnsdDB3C.exe.

How do I remove Telephone Download?

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Or, you can uninstall Telephone Download 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 Telephone Download, 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 Telephone Download.
  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 8 57%
Win XP 14%
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 8 57.14%
Windows 7 28.57%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.57%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Basic 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Connected 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  France 20.00%
  Australia 10.00%
  Russia 10.00%
  Germany 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 60.00%
Samsung 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite U920t 14.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 14.29%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 14.29%
Medion P2212T 14.29%


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