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Should I remove Antimalware Performer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 307.83 days
973.91 days >
Average installed length: 511.71 days


2.1.1000.10584 85.71%
2.1.1000.10578 14.29%

Antimalware Performer

What is Antimalware Performer?  (from PerformerSoft)

Antimalware Performer is an effective solution to find and remove malware infections present on your PC. It also provides protection shields against malware threats. Malware is short for malicious (or malevolent) software, is software used or created by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive informat...  Read more


Antimalware Performer is a software program developed by PerformerSoft. The most common release is 2.1.1000.10584, 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 primary executable is named antimalwareperformer.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 17.52 MB (18,367,044 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 58% of users of Antimalware Performer come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Spain.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Antimalware Performer.
antimalwareperformer.exe (20e8b78dd9a24916f2b11df295374c9a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 16096 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.MSIL.Adware.AdvancedSystemProtector.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8276 a variant of MSIL/Adware.AdvancedSystemProtector.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.F47V0414
VIPRE Antivirus 17278 InstallBrain (fs)
Antimalware Performer 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

URL: www.Performersoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Antimalware Performer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Antimalware Performer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Antimalware Performer

Program executable:antimalwareperformer.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Antimalware Performer
Path:C:\Program Files\antimalware performer\antimalwareperformer.exe
Additional files:
  • AspManager.exe - Antimalware Performer
  • filetypehelper.exe
  • scandll.dll
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • aspsys.dll - Licmgr Dynamic Link Library
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • Xceed.Compression.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Zip for .NET (Xceed Compression for .NET)
  • Xceed.Compression.Formats.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Streaming Compression for .NET
  • Xceed.FileSystem.dll - Xceed FileSystem for .NET
  • Xceed.Zip.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.DLL (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • AppResource.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AntimalwarePerformer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Antimalware Performer_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AntimalwarePerformer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Antimalware Performer_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Antimalware Performer\AntimalwarePerformer.exe" autolaunch.

How do I remove Antimalware Performer?

You can uninstall Antimalware Performer 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 Antimalware Performer, 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 Antimalware Performer.
  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) 57%
Win 10 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  India 8.33%
  Spain 8.33%
  Germany 8.33%
  Italy 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Compaq 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 16.67%
LENOVO H220 10028 16.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 16.67%
HP dc5000 SFF(PB190US) 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 790 16.67%
Acer TravelMate 5744Z 16.67%

About PerformerSoft

PerformerSoft products bundle one or more of the following potentially unwanted software programs including Babylon Toolbar from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, Searchcore Toolbar, DealFinder add-on, PriceGong, Findamo, and many others.
Publisher URL: www.performersoft.com


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