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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware


Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware is a software program developed by Panicware. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named pusas.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 5.14 MB (5,392,963 bytes). The installed file SAUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 42% of users of Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panicware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\panicware\pop-up stopper anti-spyware
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B7656165-0B35-49FD-9CE0-3E1BD186BDAF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware

Program executable:pusas.exe
Name:Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware
Path:C:\Program Files\panicware\pop-up stopper anti-spyware\pusas.exe
Additional files:
  • PWIPENUM.SYS - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Handle Enumeration Service
  • PWISEH.DLL - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Shell Execute Hook
  • PWIRES.DLL - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Resource File
  • PWIMSGHK.DLL - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Message Hook
  • PWIIESTB.DLL - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware BHO Stub
  • PWISVC.EXE - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Service
  • PWIBHO.DLL - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware BHO
  • SAUpdate.exe - Panicware Update Application
  • PWITB.DLL - Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Toolbar
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PWIBHO.DLL is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Panicware BHO Class' with the class of {00000000-6C30-11D8-9363-000AE6309658}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PWITB.DLL is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Toolbar' with the class of {E4CAA75E-9B5F-45EB-8E4E-8B743B44F171}.
  • PWISVC.EXE runs as a service named 'Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Service' (PWISVC) "Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware Service - This service must be running for spyware/adware blocking.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PUSAS.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pop-Up_Stopper_Anti-Spyware' and executes as C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware\PUSAS.EXE.

How do I remove Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware?

You can uninstall Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware 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 Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware, 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 Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Pop-Up Stopper Anti-Spyware you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 14%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 57.14%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  India 16.67%
  Canada 16.67%
  Israel 8.33%
  DK 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
MSI MS-7758 14.29%
HP EliteBook 8540p 14.29%
ECS H61H2-M2 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 755 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 390 14.29%
Dell Inspiron N5050 14.29%


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