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Should I remove Blasteroids?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,432
United States Rank #8,335
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.24 days
243.03 days >
Average installed length: 127.70 days


2.7.31 42.57%
2.7.21 57.43%

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What is Blasteroids?

Blasteroids is an adware program from Injekt (DBA Small Island Development) that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. From the EULA: "Applications may be supported by advertising, which may include display ads (banner ads), text ads, in-text ads (e.g., keyword highlighting), interstitial ads, pop up ads, pop under ads, or other types of ads. Users may see additional ads when using their Internet browser or other software applications."

About  (from Acute Angle Solutions)

Blasteroids is entirely free to use. In order to keep Blasteroids free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Blasteroids is installed. In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on t...  Read more


The most common release is 2.7.21, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named blasteroids.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.44 MB (1,506,745 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Blasteroids.
BlasteroidsService.exe (9f61f0a19f0f9757362bdb405227825a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.10196 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.E
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.12 PUP.Optional.Blasteroids.A
Blasteroids 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: Acute Angle Solutions
Help link: www.playblasteroids.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\blasteroids
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Blasteroids\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Estimated size: 1.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Blasteroids

Program executable:blasteroids.exe
Additional files:
  • Blasteroids64.exe - Blasteroids
  • (Malware detected) BlasteroidsService.exe - Blasteroids Service
  • Au_.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • BlasteroidsService.exe runs as a service named 'Blasteroids' (Blasteroids).

How do I remove Blasteroids?

You can uninstall Blasteroids 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 Blasteroids, 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 Blasteroids.
  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 10 49%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.86%
Windows 7 44.00%
Windows Vista 6.00%
Windows XP 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 32.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.67%
Windows 8 8.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.05%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.84%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Canada 2.00%
  Italy 1.27%
  Germany 1.09%
  Australia 0.73%
  France 0.54%
  Brazil 0.36%
  Korea 0.18%
  India 0.18%
  Mexico 0.18%
  Spain 0.18%
  United Arab Emirates 0.18%
  Saudi Arabia 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.07%
Dell 27.11%
Acer 13.55%
Toshiba 8.79%
ASUS 7.33%
Lenovo 3.30%
Samsung 2.93%
Alienware 1.83%
Intel 0.73%
Sony 0.37%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.38%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.75%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.75%
Dell Inspiron 3647 3.13%
ASUSTeK X551MA 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%


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