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74% remove it26% keep it
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Bracket PDA

What is Bracket PDA?

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".


The main program executable is pnslde52.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 888.13 KB (909,442 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Bracket PDA.
pnslde52.exe (d5198b55112961adad9301de143f9bb9) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.77
ESET-NOD32 9.11457 Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.FB
Kaspersky UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
SUPERAntiSpyware 9939 Trojan.Agent/Gen-VBInject

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\cbd96357-1428160335-df11-93d1-88ae1d46433a
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\CBD96357-1428160335-DF11-93D1-88AE1D46433A\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 888.13 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Bracket PDA

Program executable:pnslde52.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsgDE31.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • rnstDD1C.exe

How do I remove Bracket PDA?

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Or, you can uninstall Bracket PDA 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 Bracket PDA, 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 Bracket PDA.
  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 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8.1 8%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.21%
  Germany 6.90%
  Spain 3.45%
  UA 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Lenovo 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
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