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Should I remove RavenBleu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,353
Reach 0.0054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 281.79 days
1109.99 days >
Average installed length: 583.21 days


VersionDistribution 25.23% 38.32% 3.74% 11.21% 13.08% 6.54% 1.87%


What is RavenBleu?

RavenBleu 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. 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 RavenBleuSA.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.31 MB (1,376,852 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 RavenBleu.
RavenBleuSA.exe (a92f3018cc2cacd28e0fc2a242d6b2c6) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Hotbar.A.1221
avast! 2014.9-130523 Win32:HotBar-BZ [Adw]
Bitdefender Application.Generic.494490
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Hotbar (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16142 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Win32.180Solutions.AMN
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8290 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
Fortinet FortiGate 5/23/2013 W32/SPNR.0BCP13!tr
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-23-05_5 Application.Generic.494490
G Data 13.5.22 Application.Generic.494490
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
K7 AntiVirus 13.166.8621 Adware
McAfee 5600.7084 Artemis!A92F3018CC2C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7084 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.494490
Symantec 5/23/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_SPNR.0BCP13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 TROJ_SPNR.0BCP13
VIPRE Antivirus 17402 Pinball Corporation
       View all 22 all detections
RavenBleu 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.ravenbleu.com
Help link: www.ravenbleu.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\ravenbleusa\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\RavenBleuSA\bin\\RavenBleuUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 1.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RavenBleu

Program executable:RavenBleuSA.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • RavenBleuSACB.exe
  • RavenBleuUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RavenBleuSA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RavenBleuSA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RavenBleuSA' and executes as "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\RavenBleuSA\bin\\RavenBleuSA.exe".

How do I remove RavenBleu?

You can uninstall RavenBleu 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 RavenBleu, 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 RavenBleu.
  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) 60%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.77%
Windows XP 13.08%
Windows Vista 7.48%
Windows 10 4.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.21%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.77%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

4.72% of installs come from MK
Which countries install it?
  MK 4.72%
  Belgium 4.72%
  Australia 4.72%
  Indonesia 4.72%
  Israel 4.72%
  United States 3.77%
  Malaysia 3.77%
  MA 2.83%
  RS 2.83%
  New Zealand 2.83%
  Philippines 2.83%
  Romania 2.83%
  Hungary 2.83%
  Singapore 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.88%
Acer 22.39%
ASUS 14.93%
Toshiba 13.43%
Dell 11.94%
Lenovo 4.48%
Sony 2.99%
Intel 1.49%
American Megatrends 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.30%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.30%
MSI MS-7255 2.30%
Sony VPCYB15AH 1.15%

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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