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Should I remove Asterisk Print Quality?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,487
United States Rank #46,172
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.01 days
59.15 days >
Average installed length: 31.08 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Asterisk Print Quality

What is Asterisk Print Quality?

This is a ConvertAd adware program that runs as a web browser extension or toolbar. Once installed the adware will inject ads within the web browser on most pages. These advertisements are not part of the underlying web page. In some case there will be an attribution of the add that says "Ads by ConvertAd".


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is bnskf397.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 546.04 KB (559,145 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Asterisk Print Quality.
bnskf397.exe (8feb5fee4790d7b2c096fff35f85bacd) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1278953
Arcabit Application.Generic.D1383E9
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic_r
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.ConvertAd.81
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1278953
ESET-NOD32 9.11768 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.NY
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1278953
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1278953
K7 AntiVirus 13.204.16207 Adware
K7GW 13.204.16206 Adware ( 004c248d1 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!8FEB5FEE4790
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1278953
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BL
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Generic.Egox
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 TROJ_GEN.R047H05F715
VIPRE Antivirus 41022 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 21 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\4c4c4544-1431284678-5610-8035-c8c04f5a5731
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1431284678-5610-8035-C8C04F5A5731\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 546.04 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Asterisk Print Quality

Program executable:bnskf397.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnskF397.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1431284678-5610-8035-C8C04F5A5731\bnskF397.exe.

How do I remove Asterisk Print Quality?

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Or, you can uninstall Asterisk Print Quality 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 Asterisk Print Quality, 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 Asterisk Print Quality.
  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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Win 8 44%
Win 7 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.00%
Windows 8 44.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.28%
  Canada 10.26%
  Italy 7.69%
  Brazil 5.13%
  France 5.13%
  Russia 5.13%
  Belgium 2.56%
  Indonesia 2.56%
  Mexico 2.56%
  Sweden 2.56%
  Turkey 2.56%
  UA 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.32%
Lenovo 15.79%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Toshiba 15.79%
Dell 10.53%
Packard Bell 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
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