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Should I remove BackAd?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #36,276
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.71 days
257.02 days >
Average installed length: 135.05 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is BackAd?

This is a WinCheck/CMI (variant) adware/browser hijacker variant that injects code into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox). It is known as an ad-injector, a malicious process that once inside the web browser will hijack existing advertisements of underlying web sites (not associated with the website itself). It will also inject new ads in white space on the site or images that have standard banner sizes. These ads are typically for promoting shopping discount coupons, ads for PC optimizers or bundled PUP offers, or malvertising since it runs on sketchy ad networks.This runs as a startup process called WinCheck in the user's startup registry (Run key) and will execute each time the computer is restarted and the user logs in.

How do you know if you are infected? First, if you have this program installed then this adware is most likely still running. Next, you see ads in the browser that say something like "Ads by WinCheck".


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 backad.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 605.14 KB (619,660 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BackAd.
backad.exe (99ffd317a29acc2ecd8a1c7216839323) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.hh
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\backad
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BackAd\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 605.14 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BackAd

Program executable:backad.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by BackAd.com) - BackAd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BackAd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BackAd' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BackAd\BackAd.exe.

How do I remove BackAd?

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Or, you can uninstall BackAd 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 BackAd, 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 BackAd.
  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 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 54.55%
Windows 7 36.36%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 54.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 54.55%
Toshiba 18.18%
Dell 9.09%
Samsung 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 9.09%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 9.09%
LENOVO 20405 9.09%
HP-Pavilion RY867AA-ABA m... 9.09%
HP-Pavilion NY549AA-ABA p... 9.09%


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