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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,687
United States Rank #19,967
Reach 0.0442%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.00 days
501.60 days >
Average installed length: 263.55 days

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TheAdBlock

What is TheAdBlock?

TheAdBlock is an adware/advertising supported web browser plugin that is typically bundled by a 3rd-party download manager which includes potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs (PPI) or through malvertising practices. Once running, this adware is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of formats including banners, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitionals. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear and are just injected by the TheAdBlock plugin and will appear in the header or footer of the web page or replace any legitimate ads the website already has implemented. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".) The software also communicates with a remote server in order to report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domains the browser visits so that it can update its advertisements.

About  (from WebPick Internet Holdings)

When the plugin recognizes that the end user has visited a partner site it will show all available offers for that partner in a slider visible in the top right hand portion of the browser. Clicking on any of the offers within the slider will result in a redirect that will drop affiliate cookies on to the end user compu...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TheAdBlock.
TheAdBlock.exe (79f9311ac6a5009fef1a5756a0a529d3) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 PUA.Win32.Agent.81
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Mplug-52
McAfee 5600.6941 RDN/Generic.dx!dgr
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.fc
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.ADH.SMH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 TROJ_GEN.R047H05HE14
VIPRE Antivirus 34928 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
TheAdBlock 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 TheAdBlock.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TheAdBlock
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\theadblock
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\TheAdBlock\TheAdBlock.exe" /progname=TheAdBlock /progver=3.4.2 /progpub=TheAdBlock /proguninstallurl=asdahjka.com /deleteappfolder=0 /
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.

Program filesFiles installed by TheAdBlock

Program executable:TheAdBlock.exe (Malware detected)
7z 安装自释放
Path:C:\ProgramData\theadblock\TheAdBlock.exe
MD5:79f9311ac6a5009fef1a5756a0a529d3
  • (Malware detected) TheAdBlock.exe (by Igor Pavlov)

How do I remove TheAdBlock?

Quickly and completely remove TheAdBlock from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall TheAdBlock 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 TheAdBlock, 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 TheAdBlock.
  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) 61%
Win XP 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#9,687

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.10%
Windows 8 29.03%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Windows XP 1.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.58%
Windows 7 Professional 16.53%
Windows 8.1 6.65%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 11.06%
  Mexico 5.53%
  Brazil 4.42%
  Netherlands 3.95%
  Spain 3.48%
  Taiwan 3.16%
  India 2.84%
  Italy 2.69%
  Sweden 2.37%
  Turkey 2.21%
  Chile 2.05%
  Philippines 2.05%
  Hungary 2.05%
  Argentina 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.30%
Acer 20.35%
Dell 15.63%
ASUS 14.89%
Toshiba 5.71%
GIGABYTE 5.46%
Samsung 5.46%
Lenovo 4.47%
MSI 0.99%
Intel 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.66%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.66%

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