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Clean Virus MSN

What is Clean Virus MSN?

Clean Virus MSN includes a branded version of the Ask.com Toolbar, a web browser extenstion that provides search advertising and results. Upon installation the user is presented with the option to install the Ask toolbar. If accepted, the toolbar will be installed in the user's web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and will modify the home page and search settings.

About  (from AxBx)

Detect and delete viruses transmitted over MSN Messenger. For some time now, MSN Messenger has been used to spread viruses. During a conversation, a user receives, apparently from his contact, a link inviting him to open a file that looks like a photo. The file is in fact executable code that contains a virus. Once the...  Read more


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named CleanVirusMSN.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 19.83 MB (20,788,996 bytes).
Clean Virus MSN has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.viruskeeper.com/us/clean_virus_msn.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AxBx\Clean Virus MSN\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AxBx\Clean Virus MSN\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Clean Virus MSN

Program executable:CleanVirusMSN.exe
Name:Clean Virus MSN
Outil de désinfection Virus MSN
Path:C:\Program Files\AxBx\Clean Virus MSN\CleanVirusMSN.exe
Additional files:
  • CleanVirusMSN.exe - Clean Virus MSN (Outil de désinfection Virus MSN)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • install_ask.exe
  • AskInstallChecker- (by Ask.com) - Install Checker
  • askToolbarInstaller- (by Ask) - Ask Toolbar (Wrapper Application)
  • vk_sscan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CleanVirusMSN.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CB21173D-3988-40C7-9AD2-9BAC2B2A1C1B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove Clean Virus MSN?

You can uninstall Clean Virus MSN 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 Clean Virus MSN, 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 Clean Virus MSN.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.94%
Windows XP 28.30%
Windows 10 15.09%
Windows Vista 5.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows 10 Home 3.92%
Windows 7 Professional 3.92%
Windows 8 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.79% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 26.79%
  Brazil 21.43%
  United States 16.07%
  Canada 3.57%
  Hungary 3.57%
  MA 3.57%
  Mexico 3.57%
  Saudi Arabia 3.57%
  Austria 1.79%
  Australia 1.79%
  Switzerland 1.79%
  Germany 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  United Kingdom 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Dell 14.71%
Intel 8.82%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Sony 5.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.44%
Sony VPCF136FM 2.44%
Sony VPCF11M1E 2.44%
Sony VPCCW26FA 2.44%

Publisher URL: www.axbx.com


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