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74% remove it26% keep it
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Thumbnail Instant Messaging

What is Thumbnail Instant Messaging?

This is a ConvertAd adware program that runs as a web browser extension or toolbar. Once installed the adware will inject ads within the web browser on most pages. These advertisements are not part of the underlying web page. In some case there will be an attribution of the add that says "Ads by ConvertAd".


The main program executable is ansfa498.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.03 MB (2,130,090 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Thumbnail Instant Messaging.
ansfa498.exe (76476ac0363f492d4b8e31ea245f0d33) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1294968
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.NA
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1294968
ESET-NOD32 9.11708 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.NA
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1294968
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1294968
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.CryptDoma.th
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1294968
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\ca54f0ec-1431203604-e411-a26a-5cb901fa490f
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\CA54F0EC-1431203604-E411-A26A-5CB901FA490F\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Thumbnail Instant Messaging

Program executable:ansfa498.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsxB8FC.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Thumbnail Instant Messaging?

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Or, you can uninstall Thumbnail Instant Messaging 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 Instant Messaging, 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 Instant Messaging.
  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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Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%
Windows 8
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Australia 14.29%
  New Zealand 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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