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Should I remove Forward Desktop Background?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,329
United States Rank #47,290
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.22 days
130.31 days >
Average installed length: 68.47 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Forward Desktop Background

What is Forward Desktop Background?

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 pnsdad36.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 789.64 KB (808,588 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Forward Desktop Background.
pnsdad36.exe (e2768be83fbb6785ee2d39cc3dc700a1) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.ClickMeIn.1005
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!E2768BE83FBB
SUPERAntiSpyware 9688 Trojan.Agent/Gen-FakeAlert
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 VOPackage
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05DL15

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\4c4c4544-1429036552-4b10-8056-b1c04f375031
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\4C4C4544-1429036552-4B10-8056-B1C04F375031\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 789.64 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Forward Desktop Background

Program executable:pnsdad36.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnsyAD15.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • rnsjE40A.exe
  • rnsk8AF3.exe
  • rnsx5110.exe

How do I remove Forward Desktop Background?

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Or, you can uninstall Forward Desktop Background 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 Forward Desktop Background, 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 Forward Desktop Background.
  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) 65%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.57%
Windows 8 30.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.78%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.04%
Windows 7 Starter 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Connected 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.48%
  Brazil 9.09%
  Colombia 6.06%
  Australia 6.06%
  Germany 6.06%
  France 3.03%
  Norway 3.03%
  Portugal 3.03%
  Indonesia 3.03%
  United Arab Emirates 3.03%
  Turkey 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%
  Saudi Arabia 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 23.81%
Acer 19.05%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 9.52%
Lenovo 9.52%
Samsung 9.52%
Hewlett-Packard 4.76%
Alienware 4.76%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C85... 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L770 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 5.00%
Samsung RV415/RV515 5.00%


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