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Should I remove KeyPlayr?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,367
United States Rank #15,410
Reach 0.0069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.43 days
248.54 days >
Average installed length: 130.59 days


1.00.0001 5.26%
1.00.0000 94.74%


What is KeyPlayr?

This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites using this adware plugin are not associated with the underlying website the user is currently visiting and are injected. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page. It will also convert words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements. This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through 3rd-party download managers and installers that may include it as an additional or sponsored offers including adware.

About  (from KeyDownload)

We create and distribute top applications and software with an emphasis on social networks and sharing. KeyDownload provides users with all -in-one solutions that are user-friendly and efficient. These solutions include apps that connect the PC and mobile worlds, allowing users to download mobile apps from their PC, ge...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KeyPlayr.
guardnot.exe (f884b152552d3a62fed5e878aa9925ef) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 960 Adware.Agent.ODV
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.ODV
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.ODV
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Adware.Agent.ODV
G Data 14.6.24 Adware.Agent.ODV
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.SystemGuard.A
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.ODV
nProtect Adware.Agent.ODV
VIPRE Antivirus 30354 Adware.KeyDownload (fs)
start_svc.exe (d58ef612a1a9f38240ac283ed97fa74a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Adware.KeyDownload (fs)
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
VIPRE Antivirus 31732 Adware.KeyDownload (fs)
KeyPlayr has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove KeyPlayr.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.KeyDownload.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\KeyDownload\KeyPlayr\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A21A2C02-B537-4418-858C-1F79C309FD0C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 916.02 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by KeyPlayr

Program executable:guardnot.exe (Malware detected)
System guard software management services
Path:C:\Program Files\KeyDownload\KeyPlayr\guardnot.exe
Additional files:
  • syscheck.exe - System check
  • libwh.dll
  • (Malware detected) start_svc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • start_svc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Guard-{67E160EA-8771-4172-86EB-AF21ADC868B9}' (runs daily at 4:14 PM).
  • guardnot.exe runs as a service named 'System guard' (System guard).

How do I remove KeyPlayr?

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Or, you can uninstall KeyPlayr 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 KeyPlayr, 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 KeyPlayr.
  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) 47%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.88%
Windows 10 38.35%
Windows Vista 6.77%
Windows XP 3.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.60%
Windows 8.1 21.80%
Windows 8 6.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.27%
  United Kingdom 16.26%
  DZ 0.49%
  Iran 0.49%
  Saudi Arabia 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.02%
Dell 24.74%
Toshiba 11.34%
Acer 11.34%
Lenovo 5.15%
ASUS 5.15%
Samsung 5.15%
Alienware 1.03%
Sony 1.03%
Gateway 1.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.78%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.78%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.85%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.85%


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