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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is BowserApsv5?

This is an ad Injector type of malware that is typically bundled with unwanted software offers for legitimate software and once installed is deceptive, difficult to remove as well as impacts the security of the user's computer by displaying intrusive advertisements in the web browser which promote and trick users into installing other unwanted adware or malware. Once installed, it runs as a startup process in the background works by injecting into the browser ads on web pages that either do not normally appear or by replacing existing ads that are part of the existing site with ads from different companies with low quality offerings as well as malware. It works by monitoring and intercepting the user's web browser connections and injecting new content before the browser serve it up. (This is a variant of the CMI/WinCheck family of adware.)


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 10.16 MB (10,651,990 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bowserapsv5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BowserApsv5\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 10.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BowserApsv5

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\bowserapsv5\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-11.exe - BowserApsv5 (BowserApsv5 exe)
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-1-6.exe
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-1-7.exe
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-5.exe
  • 85623c42-2d40-47d1-bec4-572da816a00b-1-6.exe
  • 85623c42-2d40-47d1-bec4-572da816a00b-1-7.exe
  • 85623c42-2d40-47d1-bec4-572da816a00b-5.exe
  • 85623c42-2d40-47d1-bec4-572da816a00b-6.exe
  • 85623c42-2d40-47d1-bec4-572da816a00b-64.exe
  • 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-1-6.exe
  • 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-1-7.exe
  • 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-4.exe
  • 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-5.exe
  • d1544610-4ec3-4030-bb73-1381d018e04b-1-6.exe
  • d1544610-4ec3-4030-bb73-1381d018e04b-1-7.exe
  • d1544610-4ec3-4030-bb73-1381d018e04b-5.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

11 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-5_user.
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-11.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-11.
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-1-7.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-1-7.
  • 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-1-6.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4f861873-1a98-4c7b-b970-5d28937c527b-1-6.
  • 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-5.
  • 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-1-7.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 8b0e5f06-0334-4de6-b4a4-bcaa6a21d80f-1-7.
  • Plus 5 more

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Or, you can uninstall BowserApsv5 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 BowserApsv5, 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 BowserApsv5.
  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 8 50%
Win XP 17%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Germany 33.33%
  Colombia 11.11%
  Sweden 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Medion 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 16.67%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 16.67%
Medion Akoya E6240T 16.67%
LENOVO 20359 16.67%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 16.67%
Acer Aspire X1430 16.67%


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