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Protocol Arial

What is Protocol Arial?

This is an ad Injector type of malware that is typically bundled with unwanted software offers for legitimate software and once installed is deceptive, difficult to remove as well as impacts the security of the user's computer by displaying intrusive advertisements in the web browser which promote and trick users into installing other unwanted adware or malware. Once installed, it runs as a startup process in the background works by injecting into the browser ads on web pages that either do not normally appear or by replacing existing ads that are part of the existing site with ads from different companies with low quality offerings as well as malware. It works by monitoring and intercepting the user's web browser connections and injecting new content before the browser serve it up. (This is a variant of the CMI/WinCheck family of adware.)


The primary executable is named ansh7882.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 2.03 MB (2,126,759 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Protocol Arial.
ansh7882.exe (135bb4b50f955d9f52abe8b6be83e84a) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1254786
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.HM
Bitdefender Application.Generic.1254786
Comodo Security 22034 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9.11592 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.MJ
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1254786
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1254786
K7 AntiVirus 13.203.15838 Adware
K7GW 13.203.15840 Adware ( 004be7d61 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!135BB4B50F95
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.1254786
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BB
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 PUA.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H05DP15
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\1d4f4158-1429362957-de11-a97f-0026223b3201
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\1D4F4158-1429362957-DE11-A97F-0026223B3201\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Protocol Arial

Program executable:ansh7882.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • rnss7C6B.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • rnsj40FA.exe

How do I remove Protocol Arial?

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Or, you can uninstall Protocol Arial 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 Protocol Arial, 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 Protocol Arial.
  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 20%
Win XP 20%
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Brazil 30.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 20.00%
HP-Pavilion RZ405AA-AC4 a... 20.00%
Gigabyte M68MT-D3 20.00%
Dell Latitude D630 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 3543 20.00%


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