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What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,821
United States Rank #8,093
Reach 0.0523%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.07 days
474.01 days >
Average installed length: 249.06 days


1.1.8161.280 56.99%
1.1.7640.260 42.91%
1.1.7080.209 0.10%

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Elite Unzip

What is Elite Unzip?  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

The Toolbar, in the course of processing a given search query, sends a request to our servers. This request may include the keyword query, search query text, time of day, browser type, default language setting, IP address, an anonymous unique ID, the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the ...  Read more


Elite Unzip is a software program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. The most common release is 1.1.8161.280, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named eliteunzip.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 5.94 MB (6,231,302 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Elite Unzip come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Elite Unzip.
eliteunzip.exe (5bbdc8efd3c2b3fec24317b3db200942) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140806 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Zango
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!5BBDC8EFD3C2
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!5BBDC8EFD3C2
Panda Antivirus Adware/WebSearch
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Szcf
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0712
VIPRE Antivirus 31564 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
RebootRequired.exe (7defbaa6e14c0a20ec70231f249768b0) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG MyWebSearch
AVware MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.85
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Amwt
VIPRE Antivirus 39184 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
uninstall.exe (b6440cf92d3de542ed6d4cffe56758d1) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG MyWebSearch
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.1166
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.85
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Mindspark.A
Panda Antivirus PUP/MindSpark
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pefk
       View all 30 all detections
Elite Unzip has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Learn how to remove Elite Unzip.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EliteUnzip
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\EliteUnzip\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\EliteUnzip\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 5.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Elite Unzip

Program executable:eliteunzip.exe (Malware detected)
Elite Unzip
Path:C:\Program Files\eliteunzip\eliteunzip.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) RebootRequired.exe - Reboot Required
  • DesktopSdk.dll - DesktopSdk
  • Resources.dll - Resources
  • IAC.Helpers.dll - Helpers
  • UnifiedLogging.dll - UnifiedLogging
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • manifest.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B9A3D52-C504-4E14-A57A-7E601F70C3F5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • RebootRequired.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Mindspark Reboot Check' which loads as C:\Program Files\EliteUnzip\RebootRequired.EXE.

How do I remove Elite Unzip?

You can uninstall Elite Unzip 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 Elite Unzip, 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 Elite Unzip.
  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 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.71%
Windows 10 38.57%
Windows Vista 5.23%
Windows XP 3.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.05%
Windows 8.1 19.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.79%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 10 Home 5.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.81%
  Germany 5.76%
  United Kingdom 5.43%
  Netherlands 3.79%
  Sweden 3.54%
  India 3.29%
  DK 2.63%
  Australia 2.55%
  Norway 1.89%
  France 1.73%
  Italy 1.73%
  Malaysia 1.73%
  Saudi Arabia 1.40%
  Finland 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.26%
Acer 19.50%
Dell 19.07%
ASUS 8.70%
Toshiba 7.99%
Lenovo 5.47%
Samsung 2.38%
Medion 1.82%
Intel 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.11%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.85%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.53%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.53%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com


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