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Should I remove TubeSing-3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.95 days
145.95 days >
Average installed length: 76.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.28.153.5 77.78%
1.28.153.3 22.22%

TubeSing-3

What is TubeSing-3?

TubeSing is an adware web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.

Overview

The most common release is 1.28.153.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named utils.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 5.22 MB (5,472,033 bytes). The installed file TubeSing-3-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TubeSing-3.
utils.exe (f1a29be906984b1117d485721e25aa44) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131025 Trojan.Win32.Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.CDB
ESET-NOD32 7.8888 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.25.01 PUP.Optional.TubeSing.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.298 TROJ_GEN.F47V0930
VIPRE Antivirus 22182 Adware.AddLyrics (fs)
TubeSing-3-chromeinstaller.exe (63b6140b7021a7fb37d7f9b5ab7e8737) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.606863
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AIIQ
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.J
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.606863
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod46c.Trojan.39e4
ESET-NOD32 9175 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.606863
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.606863
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Lyckriks.dm
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10509 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
K7GW 9.174.10509 Trojan ( 0048e2ed1 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.ly
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!63B6140B7021
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!63B6140B7021
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.606863
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA GO
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05JB13
VIPRE Antivirus 24388 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSing-3-firefoxinstaller.exe (111dbccf33e4b9cffbaf40f594d7c017) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.J
ESET-NOD32 9058 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
K7GW 9.173.10217 Trojan ( 0048c68d1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!111DBCCF33E4
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!111DBCCF33E4
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.FindLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047H05JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 23450 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSing-3-updater.exe (3e7cbcef69d972d30cc79d2354e0ea42) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 8888 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.I
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.9807 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!3E7CBCEF69D9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3E7CBCEF69D9
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0929
VIPRE Antivirus 22182 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSing-3-enabler.exe (b851ec9e48208c9947f4bd79bf734796) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9011 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1022
VIPRE Antivirus 23086 Crossrider (fs)
TubeSing-3-codedownloader.exe (d8f7e8408b72df5025da483f09819c4e) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.aEio
ESET-NOD32 9011 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1022
VIPRE Antivirus 23086 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 65 all detections
TubeSing-3 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 TubeSing-3.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Lyrics
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tubesing-3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TubeSing-3\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 5.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TubeSing-3

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:TubeSing-3
TubeSing-3 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\tubesing-3\utils.exe
MD5:f1a29be906984b1117d485721e25aa44
Additional files:
  • TubeSing-3-bg.exe (by Lyrics) - TubeSing-3 (TubeSing-3 exe)
  • TubeSing-3-bho.dll (by Lyrics) - TubeSing-3 BHO
  • TubeSing-3-bho64.dll
  • TubeSing-3-buttonutil.exe
  • TubeSing-3-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSing-3-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSing-3-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSing-3-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSing-3-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) TubeSing-3-updater.exe
  • TubeSing-3-buttonutil.dll
  • TubeSing-3-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • TubeSing-3-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSing-3' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181172} (CrossriderApp0041872).
  • TubeSing-3-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TubeSing-3' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411181172} (CrossriderApp0041872).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TubeSing-3-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-3-enabler.
  • TubeSing-3-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-3-firefoxinstaller.
  • TubeSing-3-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-3-updater.
  • TubeSing-3-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-3-codedownloader.
  • TubeSing-3-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TubeSing-3-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove TubeSing-3?

Quickly and completely remove TubeSing-3 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 TubeSing-3 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 TubeSing-3, 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 TubeSing-3.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TubeSing-3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.56%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.22%
  Italy 16.67%
  Brazil 11.11%
  Colombia 5.56%
  France 5.56%
  Switzerland 5.56%
  Argentina 5.56%
  Philippines 5.56%
  Spain 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%
  Saudi Arabia 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Dell 17.65%
Acer 11.76%
ASUS 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 11.76%
MSI MS-7592 11.76%
Dell Inspiron 1090 5.88%
HP-Pavilion VS362AA-UUZ p... 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard CQ2954EL 5.88%


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