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Should I remove WS.Enabler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #16,015
United States Rank #20,669
Reach 0.0210%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.30 days
480.87 days >
Average installed length: 252.66 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.0.1892 0.74%
4.3.0.1830 0.74%
4.3.0.1799 0.74%
4.3.0.1638 0.74%
4.3.0.1636 0.74%
4.3.0.1632 0.74%
4.3.0.1521 0.74%
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4.3.0.1227 0.74%
4.2.0.1968 0.74%
4.2.0.1949 0.74%
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4.1.0.1907 0.74%
4.1.0.1853 0.74%
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4.1.0.1347 1.47%
4.1.0.1135 0.74%
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4.1.0.1000 0.74%
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3.3.0.1008 0.74%
3.2.0.1824 0.74%
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3.2.0.1532 0.74%
3.2.0.1419 0.74%
3.2.0.1412 0.74%
3.2.0.1124 0.74%
134 versions

WS.Enabler

What is WS.Enabler?

The software is distributed with a bundled download manager and is designed to hijack the user's web browser search and home pages to one of a number of pre-defined search websites including:

websearch.searchinweb.info
websearch.relevantsearch.info
websearch.search-guide.info
websearch.wisesearch.info
websearch.greatresults.info
websearch.simplesearches.info
websearch.searchiseasy.info
websearch.toolksearchbook.info

It will do this to each browser installed including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. After installed it will download additional files the will protect the pages from being reset by another program or the user. These files are sinstall.exe and search_installer.exe, both detected as malware.

This is a variant of the SK.Enhancer trojan hijacker.

About  (from toolksearchbook.info)

We have done our best to create a search product that provides you with the best search portals. We have done our best to create a fast and successful downloader that will download your file as efficiently as possible. To proceed to download your file, please make your choice, sit back and relax. Make toolksearchbook.i...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WS.Enabler.
WS.Enabler.exe (1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.09 Trojan/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.124.22 TR/Downloader.A.988
avast! 2014.9-140108 Win32:Agent-ASOC [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3601 Downloader.Generic13
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1418 Trojan.Win32.Agent.50
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.SauseiLTAR.Trojan
Commtouch SDK 5.4.1.7 W32/Trojan.IDAE-2984
Comodo Security 17576 TrojWare.Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Dr.Web 9.0.0.08 Trojan.DownLoad3.30962
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Fortinet FortiGate 1/8/2014 W32/Agent.AFD!tr.dldr
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.AU
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.175.10776 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048ec4f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.08.11 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5600.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.Agent.cojdgu
Norman 10.20140108 Suspicious_Gen4.FKQEC
Panda Antivirus 14.01.08.11 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.96 Troj/Agent-AFFX
Symantec 1/8/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.08 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
VIPRE Antivirus 25218 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.S.Agent.729600.B
       View all 28 all detections
WS.Enabler 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 WS.Enabler.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PremiumSoft
URL: websearch.toolksearchbook.info
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\setapp\ws.enabler
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\setapp\ws.enabler\ws.enabler.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 717.63 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WS.Enabler

Program executable:WS.Enabler.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\setapp\ws.enabler\WS.Enabler.exe
MD5:1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb
  • (Malware detected) WS.Enabler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WS.Enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SW-Booster-S-185344083.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WS.Enabler.exe
Memory:1024 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000125145%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000264%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000988%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:332
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:14 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove WS.Enabler?

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Or, you can uninstall WS.Enabler 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 WS.Enabler, 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 WS.Enabler.
  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) 61%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.65%
Windows 8 24.26%
Windows XP 5.15%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.32%
Windows 7 Professional 13.24%
Windows 8 5.88%
Windows 8 Pro 5.88%
Windows 8.1 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.95%
  Brazil 4.58%
  India 4.58%
  Taiwan 3.82%
  Canada 3.82%
  Mexico 3.05%
  Hungary 3.05%
  Czech Republic 3.05%
  IQ 2.29%
  Belgium 2.29%
  France 2.29%
  Egypt 2.29%
  United Kingdom 2.29%
  Spain 2.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.97%
Acer 19.10%
Dell 12.36%
GIGABYTE 11.24%
ASUS 11.24%
Toshiba 5.62%
Lenovo 4.49%
Samsung 3.37%
MSI 2.25%
Sony 1.12%
Alienware 1.12%
Medion 1.12%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.04%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-A7... 1.02%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 1.02%
Samsung 730U3E/740U3E 1.02%

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