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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,393
United States Rank #8,951
Reach 0.0230%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.17 days
122.96 days >
Average installed length: 64.61 days

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What is WSE_Astromenda?

Astromenda/Astromendario may change your default search engine to add Astromenda's (or any of Astromenda's affiliates) search engine; Astromenda's search engine is provided free of charge, and provides you with great search results. is an adware (advertising support) web browser application that is designed to display banner ads as well as contextual link ads (such as hyperlinks the user will see underlined). The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer. In addition to advertisements being displayed, the app will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as hijacking).

From the EULA: "Astromenda develops and offers you the downloadable Software and relates Services as detailed below, which are all governed by this Agreement. The Software and Services provided to you may include some or all of the following Software and/or Services: Astromenda adds a new tab screen to your browser that includes your favorite websites, 3rd party content (such as your favorite RSS feeds, information or stock quotes) and other information you provided to Astromenda. You may customize your NewTab page, add specific widgets or pages and other 3rd party content. You may add specific search services, such as IMDB and other services, where such services will be provided to you directly from those 3rd parties. Some of the search enhancements may be automated or sponsored. Astromenda may change your new tab page on any of your browsers to add the Astromenda new tab application or page. Astromenda may change your default search engine to add Astromenda's (or any of Astromenda's affiliates) search engine; Astromenda's search engine is provided free of charge, and provides you with great search results."


The primary executable is named DPInst32.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 1.25 MB (1,315,832 bytes). The installed file Adobe AIR 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.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Astromenda
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Astromenda
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files1\ASTROM~1\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WSE_Astromenda

Program executable:DPInst32.exe
Name:Instalador de Pacote de Driver (DPInst)
Instalador de Pacote de Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\DIFX\cfaf01eef4effcbf\DPInst32.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Setup ©) - Astromenda (Setup)
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR 1.5.3 (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • airappinstaller.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45)
  • Sqlite3.dll
  • template.exe
  • WebKit.dll
  • Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe - Adobe AIR 1.0.1
  • Adobe AIR.dll - Adobe AIR
  • AdobeCP.dll - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP15.dll
  • DPInst32.exe (by Microsoft) - Instalador de Pacote de Driver (DPInst) (Instalador de Pacote de Driver)
  • msimn.exe (by Microsoft) - Outlook Express
  • msoe.dll
  • msoeres.dll
  • oeimport.dll - Outlook Express Mail Import & Export
  • oemig50.exe - Outlook Express Migration 5.0
  • oemiglib.dll - Microsoft Outlook Express Migration Library
  • setup50.exe - Outlook Express Setup Library
  • wab.exe - Address Book
  • wabfind.dll - Find People
  • wabimp.dll - Microsoft WAB Importer/Exporter
  • wabmig.exe - Microsoft (R) Address Book Import Tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Network connections
  • msimn.exe connects to server-54-240-188-38.sea50.r.cloudfront.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1089604945%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02725091%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.08170959%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:56.8 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:25.11 KB
105.02 KB average

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Or, you can uninstall WSE_Astromenda 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 WSE_Astromenda, 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 WSE_Astromenda.
  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 WSE_Astromenda you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.49%
Windows 8 31.27%
Windows Vista 7.74%
Windows XP 6.19%
Windows 8.1 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.68%
Windows 8.1 19.88%
Windows 7 Professional 11.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.85%
  United Kingdom 6.29%
  France 4.56%
  Brazil 4.34%
  Canada 3.25%
  Germany 2.39%
  India 1.74%
  Italy 1.08%
  Mexico 1.08%
  Spain 0.87%
  Argentina 0.65%
  Switzerland 0.43%
  Israel 0.43%
  Malaysia 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.57%
Dell 24.45%
Acer 11.35%
Toshiba 9.17%
ASUS 6.55%
Medion 3.06%
Samsung 2.62%
Alienware 2.18%
Intel 2.18%
Lenovo 1.75%
Sony 0.87%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.62%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.21%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.21%
Acer Aspire 5742 1.47%


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