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What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.32 days
38.86 days >
Average installed length: 20.42 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Thumbnail Character

What is Thumbnail Character?

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.


The primary executable is named pnshb130.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 977.61 KB (1,001,073 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Thumbnail Character.
pnshb130.exe (35acdc73d8bfdebf4dc87329bbd99eaa) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Avira TR/Agent.125571
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Downloader.Gex
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.ConvertAd.r5 (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Trojan.Siggen6.33552
ESET-NOD32 9.11920 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.QH
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16525 Adware
K7GW 13.205.16526 Adware ( 004c1d5c1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:Adware.NSIS.ConvertAd
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!35ACDC73D8BF
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.cc
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Siggen6.dsdmhu
Tencent Nsis.Adware.Convertad.Lkoa
Trend Micro 10.465.16 ADW_CONVERTAD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 ADW_CONVERTAD
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\1d4f4158-1429362974-de11-a97f-0026223b3201
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\1D4F4158-1429362974-DE11-A97F-0026223B3201\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 977.61 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Thumbnail Character

Program executable:pnshb130.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsmB0FF.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • rnsiAEA5.exe
  • rnsj60E6.exe
  • rnsuA9A7.exe
  • rnsw67F7.exe
  • rnsz29F2.exe

How do I remove Thumbnail Character?

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Or, you can uninstall Thumbnail Character 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 Thumbnail Character, 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 Thumbnail Character.
  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) 36%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 35.71%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 8.1 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Starter 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.00%
  Brazil 20.00%
  France 5.00%
  Portugal 5.00%
  Indonesia 5.00%
  Philippines 5.00%
  Spain 5.00%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 25.00%
Toshiba 16.67%
Samsung 8.33%
Dell 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 7.69%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 7.69%
HP-Pavilion RZ405AA-AC4 a... 7.69%
HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook ... 7.69%


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