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What is RocketMediaPlayerPlus?

Rocket Media is a potentially unwanted program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

Additionally Rocket Media Player Plus may modify/hijack the web browser's homepage and search provider as well as change a number of the security settings of the browser. These changes will allow it to perform additional ad-supported functions in the browser. Typically it comes bundled with free applications from the Internet through a bundles offer for free software including video utilities or for updates.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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. 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 RocketMediaPlayerPlusk85.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.37 MB (1,433,847 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RocketMediaPlayerPlus.
RocketMediaPlayerPlusV.exe (5a1257403bed7b72a638c62fb95fa75c) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.09 Adware/Win32.Gen
Avira AntiVir TR/Zusy.95019.3
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic5
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.BAO
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18811 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
ESET-NOD32 8.10066 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AO
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Agent
Jiangmin KV140807 Adware/Agent.kva
K7 AntiVirus 13.180.12657 Adware
K7GW 13.180.12657 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.7046 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cfh
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cfh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.10
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.damxet
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.F
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.c9c
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA GA
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Zusy.Suxm
Trend Micro 10.465.07 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0PFE14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0PFE14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 31100 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.9498
RocketMediaPlayerPlusn.exe (62a90046ccd7bb8de98512b730f58055) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir Adware/Graftor.141159.37
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9801 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.akxf
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.141159
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA AC
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R08NH07ED14
       View all 49 all detections
RocketMediaPlayerPlus 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: RocketMediaPlayerPlus-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rocketmediaplayerplus-soft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\RocketMediaPlayerPlus-soft\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RocketMediaPlayerPlus

Program executable:RocketMediaPlayerPlusk85.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\rocketmediaplayerplus-soft\RocketMediaPlayerPlusk85.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusk85.exe
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusKJ161.dll
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusKJ161.exe
  • RocketMediaPlayerPluslP171.dll
  • RocketMediaPlayerPluslP171.exe
  • (Malware detected) RocketMediaPlayerPlusn.exe
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusq05.exe
  • (Malware detected) RocketMediaPlayerPlusV.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusV.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketMediaPlayerPlus_wd' (runs daily at 8:17 PM).
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusq05.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketMediaPlayerPlus Update' (runs daily at 8:06 PM).
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusn.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketMediaPlayerPlus_wd' (runs daily at 10:46 AM).
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusk85.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketMediaPlayerPlus Update' (runs daily at 10:35 AM).
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusV.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketMediaPlayerPlus_wd.
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusq05.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketMediaPlayerPlus Update.
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusn.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketMediaPlayerPlus_wd.
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusk85.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketMediaPlayerPlus Update.
2 Services
  • RocketMediaPlayerPluslP171.exe runs as a service named 'RocketMediaPlayerPlus' (RocketMediaPlayerPlus) "RocketMediaPlayerPlus".
  • RocketMediaPlayerPlusKJ161.exe runs as a service named 'RocketMediaPlayerPlus' (RocketMediaPlayerPlus) "RocketMediaPlayerPlus".

How do I remove RocketMediaPlayerPlus?

You can uninstall RocketMediaPlayerPlus 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 RocketMediaPlayerPlus, 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 RocketMediaPlayerPlus.
  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) 67%
Win 10 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Australia 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6510y 33.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 3520 33.33%


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