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Should I remove MossySky?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 621.73 days
1567.20 days >
Average installed length: 823.44 days


VersionDistribution 12.50% 25.00% 62.50%


What is MossySky?

MossySky is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

About  (from Pinball)

The Software will display to you targeted Web sites and/or advertisements that are hosted by third parties ("Third Party Hosted Advertisements"). These Third Party Hosted Advertisements may place cookies on your hard drive and use the cookies to tailor delivery of content to you by profiling your use of a site or adver...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 MossySkySA.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.04 MB (1,086,950 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 MossySky.
MossySkySA.exe (afb19d628fb42419cebcf05ca1ba4dc4) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2012.09.21 Adware/Win32.Hotbar
Avira AntiVir SPR/Tool.784384.1
avast! 2014.9-130707 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3491 Skodna.Generic_r
Bitdefender Application.Generic.386543
Comodo Security 13606 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zango.15
Emsisoft Anti-Malware AdWare.Win32.ClickPotato!IK
ESET-NOD32 7.7501 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Fortinet FortiGate 7/7/2013 Riskware/180Solutions
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-07-07_1 Application.Generic.386543
G Data 13.7.22 Application.Generic.386543
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Win32.ClickPotato
Jiangmin KV130707 Adware/HotBar.fj
K7 AntiVirus 13.152.7628 Adware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HotBar
McAfee 5600.7129 Artemis!AFB19D628FB4
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7129 Artemis!AFB19D628FB4
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.A
PC Tools 2013 Adware.Clickpotato!rem
Symantec 7/7/2013 rev. 1 Adware.Clickpotato
Trend Micro 10.465.07 TROJ_SPNR.1ELQ11
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.188 TROJ_SPNR.1ELQ11
VIPRE Antivirus 13156 Zango.CommonElements
       View all 27 all detections
MossySky has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.mossysky.com
Help link: www.mossysky.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mossysky\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MossySky\bin\\MossySkyUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 1.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MossySky

Program executable:MossySkySA.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\mossysky\bin\\MossySkySA.exe
Additional files:
  • MossySkySACB.exe
  • (Malware detected) MossySkySA.exe
  • MossySkySAHook.dll
  • MossySkyUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MossySkySA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MossySkySA.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MossySkySA' which loads as "C:\Program Files\MossySky\bin\\MossySkySA.exe".

How do I remove MossySky?

You can uninstall MossySky 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 MossySky, 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 MossySky.
  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) 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 87.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.83%
  United Kingdom 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 62.50%
Toshiba 25.00%
Sony 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 25.00%
Sony VGN-FZ140E 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.50%
HP G62 Notebook PC 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1015x... 12.50%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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