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Should I remove cosstminn?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,908
United States Rank #11,710
Reach 0.0316%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.55 days
104.63 days >
Average installed length: 54.98 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.0.1966 0.22%
4.3.0.1958 0.22%
4.3.0.1727 0.22%
4.3.0.1667 5.39%
4.3.0.1548 0.22%
4.3.0.1155 0.22%
4.3.0.1113 0.22%
4.2.0.1910 0.22%
4.2.0.1890 0.22%
4.2.0.1721 0.22%
4.2.0.1681 0.22%
4.2.0.1655 2.02%
4.2.0.1600 1.12%
4.2.0.1587 0.90%
4.2.0.1517 0.22%
4.2.0.1057 0.22%
4.1.0.1919 0.22%
4.1.0.1838 0.22%
4.1.0.1769 0.22%
4.1.0.1720 0.22%
4.1.0.1527 0.22%
4.1.0.1340 0.22%
4.1.0.1327 0.22%
4.1.0.1287 0.22%
4.1.0.1159 0.22%
4.1.0.1018 0.22%
4.0.0.1900 0.45%
4.0.0.1742 0.22%
4.0.0.1728 0.22%
4.0.0.1659 0.22%
4.0.0.1422 0.22%
4.0.0.1348 0.22%
4.0.0.1279 0.22%
4.0.0.1278 0.22%
4.0.0.1158 0.22%
4.0.0.1021 0.22%
3.3.0.1900 12.13%
3.3.0.1830 0.22%
3.3.0.1282 0.22%
3.3.0.1202 0.22%
3.3.0.1047 0.22%
3.2.0.1894 0.22%
3.2.0.1892 0.22%
3.2.0.1881 0.22%
3.2.0.1680 0.22%
3.2.0.1636 0.22%
3.2.0.1608 0.22%
3.2.0.1548 0.22%
3.2.0.1472 4.72%
3.2.0.1455 0.45%
3.2.0.1342 0.22%
142 versions

cosstminn

What is cosstminn?

This adware program is a JustPlug.It web browser extension that is delivered via the WebPick (InstalleRex) download and install manager. It is included with various adware offer bundles and is a cross browser extension that runs with multiple parts including a Windows service, an auto-starting component and the browser toolbar/plugin which is designed to inject advertisements in the browser in form of banner ads, hyper-text links and popups. In addition, some versions might hijack existing advertising on web sites as well as inject affiliate codes in links as coupon offers. The program will install itself in a folder with a random name in Program Files or ProgramData and each of the included files will also have a shared random generated name. The advertisements that are displayed in the browser could include deceptive malvertising ads for 'required' updates of known common programs as well as unwanted pop-ups advertisements. If downloaded these programs install a number of bundled adware utilities and additional browser extensions. Additionally components of the program will modify the browser's default security levels.

Overview

The most used version is 3.3.0.1900, with over 74% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is DwLXZrN.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 382 files and is usually about 717.01 KB (734,216 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs bundled adware using the WebPick InstalleRex
  • Lowers the security level of the web browser
  • Installs with little or no user consent as an 'optional' offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in cosstminn.
DwLXZrN.exe (537e8f20f5b5b1af9167c2272e9a40c3) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Application.Generic.686512
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.28 Trojan/Win32.Preloader
avast! 2014.9-140806 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1090 Application.Generic.686512
Comodo Security 18991 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.10160 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.AG
Fortinet FortiGate 8/6/2014 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.2014-06-08_4 Application.Generic.686512
G Data 14.8.24 Application.Generic.686512
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.09 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug
McAfee 5600.7046 RDN/Generic.bfr!ho
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 RDN/Generic.bfr!ho
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.654 Application.Generic.686512
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 Trj/CI.A
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06GL14
VIPRE Antivirus 31654 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 19 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: cosstminn
URL: costmin.info
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\cosstminn
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\cosstminn\DwLXZrN.exe" /s /n /C:"ExecuteCommands;UninstallCommands" ""
Estimated size: 717.01 KB

Program filesFiles installed by cosstminn

Program executable:DwLXZrN.exe (Malware detected)
Name:is data
needed a in used
Path:C:\ProgramData\cosstminn\DwLXZrN.exe
MD5:537e8f20f5b5b1af9167c2272e9a40c3
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How do I remove cosstminn?

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Or, you can uninstall cosstminn 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 cosstminn, 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 cosstminn.
  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) 49%
Win XP 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#11,908

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.48%
Windows 8 35.73%
Windows Vista 6.52%
Windows XP 4.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.16%
Windows 8.1 14.03%
Windows 7 Professional 9.28%
Windows 8 7.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.62%
  Brazil 5.35%
  United Kingdom 5.16%
  Australia 4.59%
  Italy 4.40%
  Canada 3.63%
  France 2.68%
  Saudi Arabia 2.29%
  Germany 2.29%
  Sweden 2.29%
  India 1.91%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Philippines 1.72%
  Indonesia 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.77%
Acer 22.33%
Dell 16.50%
ASUS 9.39%
Toshiba 8.41%
Lenovo 4.53%
Samsung 4.21%
GIGABYTE 2.27%
Intel 0.97%
MSI 0.97%
Medion 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.19%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.90%
ASUS All Series 2.60%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.60%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.95%

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