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Should I remove InstaShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,561
United States Rank #10,260
Reach 0.0175%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.82 days
230.82 days >
Average installed length: 121.28 days


3.0.19 10.76%
3.0.18 13.66%
3.0.17 20.06%
3.0.16 1.45%
3.0.14 13.08%
3.0.13 22.97%
3.0.11 18.02%

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What is InstaShare?

Insta Share (from Injekt) is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear. As described on the site " In order to keep Insta Share free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Insta Share is installed. In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process."

It will communicate with the adware's servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on. In addition the app may display alerts and popups for updating or installing new applications many of which are ad-supported browser extensions.

About  (from Interesting Solutions)

Insta Share is a free application that allows you to share content with your friends and family. Insta Share uses existing social media APIs and other services to make it easy to share your content from one place.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in InstaShare.
InstaShareService.exe (27c707ab2f27f5d0ef447292e020db50) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.PullUpdate
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2016.0.3141 Downloader
Avira ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
AVware MSIL.Adware.PullUpdate
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.PullUpdate.bG
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21584 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Yontoo.68
ESET-NOD32 9.11394 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.G.gen
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Adware/PullUpdate
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.11 PUP.Optional.InstaShare.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!27C707AB2F27
Sophos 4.98 Pull Update
Tencent Msil.Adware.Pullupdate.Htcp
VIPRE Antivirus 38874 MSIL.Adware.PullUpdate
Zillya Adware.PullUpdate.Win32.254
       View all 17 all detections
InstaShare has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.instashareonline.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\instashare
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\InstaShare\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 745.8 KB

Program filesFiles installed by InstaShare

Program executable:InstaShareService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Insta Share
InstaShare Service
Additional files:
  • InstaShare.exe - Insta Share (InstaShare)
  • InstaShare64.exe
  • (Malware detected) InstaShareService.exe - InstaShare Service
  • uninstall.exe - InstaShare Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • InstaShareService.exe runs as a service named 'InstaShare' (InstaShare).

How do I remove InstaShare?

You can uninstall InstaShare 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 InstaShare, 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 InstaShare.
  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 10 49%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.28%
Windows 7 42.32%
Windows Vista 4.64%
Windows XP 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 31.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.53%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 8 7.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.29%
  United Kingdom 7.92%
  Italy 5.21%
  France 2.71%
  Spain 2.50%
  Australia 2.08%
  Canada 1.88%
  Germany 1.67%
  Brazil 1.25%
  India 0.83%
  Colombia 0.42%
  CY 0.21%
  Mexico 0.21%
  Japan 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.43%
Toshiba 14.87%
Dell 14.13%
Acer 14.13%
ASUS 9.67%
Lenovo 4.09%
Samsung 2.60%
Medion 0.74%
Sony 0.74%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.79%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.59%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.40%


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