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Should I remove Anti-phishing Domain Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,992
United States Rank #1,236
Reach 0.3322%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.63 days
372.48 days >
Average installed length: 195.71 days


VersionDistribution 1.02% 0.06% 0.20% 0.06% 0.57% 24.00% 9.94% 0.35% 0.02% 0.03% 0.23% 0.06% 18.25% 0.06% 0.27% 0.46% 0.03% 0.03% 2.89% 0.24% 0.31% 0.29% 1.96% 38.67%

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Anti-phishing Domain Advisor

What is Anti-phishing Domain Advisor?

The Visicom Anti-phishing Domain Advisor Toolbar, powered by Panda Security, will analyze the current web sites you are visiting against a URL database and determine if the site is a potential phishing threat. The toolbar is also included in both Panda Cloud Antivirus free and paid version.

The toolbar will automaticlaly modify the user's web browser home page, DNS settings and search settings (per their EULA).

About  (from Visicom Media)

The Anti-Phishing Domain Advisor ensures you navigate the Web safely by protecting you from "phishing sites" (copycats of legitimate sites that steal your personal info) or "malware sites" designed to harm your computer. The Anti-Phishing Domain Advisor is continuously checking sites that you visit against a list of re...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named visicom_antiphishing.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 604.45 KB (618,959 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Anti-phishing Domain Advisor has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Visicom Media Inc. (Powered by Panda Security)
URL: software.visicommedia.com/en/products/antiphishing
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 604.45 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Anti-phishing Domain Advisor

Program executable:visicom_antiphishing.exe
Name:Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security)
Path:C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\visicom_antiphishing.exe
Additional files:
  • visicom_antiphishing.dll - Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security)
  • uninstall.exe - Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Anti-phishing Domain Advisor Uninstaller)
  • visicom_antiphishing-tray.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Anti-phishing Domain Advisor.
Startup File (User Run)
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Anti-phishing Domain Advisor' and executes as "C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\visicom_antiphishing.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Anti-phishing Domain Advisor' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\visicom_antiphishing.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\visicom_antiphishing.exe'.
Network connections
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe connects to visicom-47.nationalnet.com ( port 80).
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe connects to visicom-103.nationalnet.com ( port 80).
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe connects to visicom-47.nationalnet.com ( port 80).
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe connects to visicom-102.nationalnet.com ( port 80).
  • visicom_antiphishing.exe connects to visicom-104.nationalnet.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0519815899%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01259020%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03939139%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:797,427
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:104.02 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.19 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0007607590%
Kernel CPU:0.00069428%
User CPU:0.00006647%

How do I remove Anti-phishing Domain Advisor?

You can uninstall Anti-phishing Domain Advisor 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Anti-phishing Domain Advisor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Anti-phishing Domain Advisor.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.63%
Windows Vista 10.98%
Windows XP 9.94%
Windows 10 6.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.91%
Windows 7 Professional 8.54%
Windows 10 Home 1.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.69%
  United Kingdom 3.59%
  Canada 2.21%
  Italy 2.17%
  Germany 2.17%
  Australia 1.30%
  Brazil 1.13%
  Belgium 0.77%
  France 0.77%
  Hungary 0.73%
  India 0.69%
  Israel 0.62%
  Iran 0.59%
  Philippines 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.22%
Dell 26.93%
Acer 13.86%
Toshiba 9.87%
ASUS 5.08%
Samsung 2.15%
Intel 2.07%
Lenovo 1.65%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Gateway 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.81%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.57%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.34%

About Visicom Media

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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