84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Price-Horse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,938
United States Rank #29,748
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.38 days
129.14 days >
Average installed length: 67.85 days


What is Price-Horse?

Price Horse is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The ads are not affiliated nor endorsed by the underlying websites on which they appear. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 pricehorse.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 119 files and is usually about 940.94 KB (963,525 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Price-Horse.
pricehorse.exe (c7bfb42eeff9cb9cca568f2c6001b7d0) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVware Montiera (fs)
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.10 PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!C7BFB42EEFF9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!C7BFB42EEFF9
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0802
VIPRE Antivirus 31932 Montiera (fs)
playsetup.exe (0ddec5cd4610cf8d44cd592be9d64c21) has been flagged by the following 37 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.PayByAds.A
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Buen!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.10.00 Adware/Win32.Generic
ALYac Adware.PayByAds.A
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Buen
AVG Paybyads.893
Avira ADWARE/buen.532360
AVware Montiera (fs)
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Montiera.R
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.PayByAds.A
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.DFDF
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Buen.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 21703 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/Application.SKYB-3345
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.372
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.PayByAds.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 11449 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.R potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Montiera
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.PayByAds.A
G Data 25 Adware.PayByAds.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:Downloader.Montiera
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15541 Trojan ( 004afd6d1 )
K7GW 9.202.15541 Trojan ( 004afd6d1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Buen.i
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.PriceHorse.A
McAfee Artemis!0DDEC5CD4610
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.PayByAds.A
nProtect 2015-04-09.02 Adware.PayByAds.A
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 PayByAds
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LS14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LS14
VIPRE Antivirus 39192 Montiera (fs)
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.PayByAds.532360[h]
Zillya Adware.Buen.Win32.2
       View all 46 all detections
Price-Horse has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Price-Horse
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\pricehorse\pricehorse\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\pricehorse\pricehorse\\pricehorse.exe" /uninstl
Estimated size: 940.94 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Price-Horse

Program executable:pricehorse.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • chrmXtn.dll
  • ffxtn.dll
  • 0dogmUgs.dll
  • 3zidaneB.dll
  • 4c6ikcib.dll
  • 6tDhhreJ.dll
  • 7ebbcdes.dll
  • 7mDdffjl.dll
  • 7Weonplb.dll
  • adncbdCn.dll
  • ahaselgi.dll
  • an7igvn7.dll
  • aoja4iGb.dll
  • aolNidai.dll
  • aoodmgam.dll
  • apChDigz.dll
  • AXpAmmom.dll
  • bakmonbi.dll
  • bbofngam.dll
  • bhakentj.dll
  • bneggTbh.dll
  • bpda9wmb.dll
  • bthRnlei.dll
  • bzpleema.dll
  • ceElalFa.dll
  • cfeGImfm.dll
  • Cobhdf1L.dll
  • cokb7kpy.dll
  • coobppcp.dll
  • dhW0mnmd.dll
  • dRiesmno.dll
  • eboinlo5.dll
  • eejsmfmi.dll
  • egnhspnk.dll
  • ejebqmal.dll
  • ELnncnmb.dll
  • Eoougpkb.dll
  • F0mdddeh.dll
  • febilbkp.dll
  • flemeogg.dll
  • flkhdgdp.dll
  • foiXnafd.dll
  • gbd7ngah.dll
  • gemBplfd.dll
  • gjplmikl.dll
  • glaioiao.dll
  • gllm1fhc.dll
  • h0jdidnk.dll
  • hcklmAlk.dll
  • hizifoXg.dll
  • hmmbOffh.dll
  • hnippadl.dll
  • hpokjkbm.dll
  • hpoZlmki.dll
  • ifnqnkee.dll
  • ijgoEnne.dll
  • j8jbndja.dll
  • jedgpaha.dll
  • Jf7oaehD.dll
  • jknfdjld.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pricehorse.exe is scheduled as a task named '$crrUnisntlDsply$' (Next runs on 9/29/2015 at 8:55 PM).
  • playsetup.exe is scheduled as a task named '$crrUnisntlDsply$ Udpater' (Next runs on 9/29/2015 at 8:55 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pricehorse.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '$crrUnisntlDsply$' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\pricehorse\pricehorse\\pricehorse.exe.

How do I remove Price-Horse?

You can uninstall Price-Horse 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 Price-Horse, 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 Price-Horse.
  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 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 46.59%
Windows XP 2.27%
Windows Vista 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 35.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows 8 Pro 3.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.69%
  France 6.80%
  Brazil 4.85%
  Mexico 4.85%
  United Kingdom 4.85%
  Germany 3.88%
  Sweden 2.91%
  Italy 2.91%
  MA 1.94%
  South Africa 1.94%
  Indonesia 1.94%
  Spain 1.94%
  Czech Republic 1.94%
  Ireland 1.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.49%
Acer 21.62%
Dell 12.16%
ASUS 8.11%
Lenovo 6.76%
Samsung 4.05%
American Megatrends 4.05%
Sony 2.70%
Toshiba 2.70%
Intel 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.19%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.60%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.60%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 2.60%
Sony SVJ20213CXW 2.60%


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