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Should I remove RocketTab:?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,980
United States Rank #16,618
Reach 0.0099%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.68 days
79.02 days >
Average installed length: 41.52 days


1.0 0.51%


What is RocketTab:?

RocketTab is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear. This program displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying over parts of such web page advertisements, banner or coupons that would not otherwise appear. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad ("About this Ad"). This adware component will also report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domain names the user visits so that it can update check for new offers and the placement of offers. It will also monitor and record the advertisements that appear on web pages as well as the ads the user clicks on.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is BrowserSafeguard.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 6.93 MB (7,265,760 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RocketTab:.
BrowserSafeguard.exe (c9b4e288d6e7af76ef2f5d8c99047660) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.MSIL.iBryte.BF
Comodo Security 19302 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.10307 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.F
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0809
uninstall.exe (119af71d24567f52192b5e16c7a9ee1e) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Agnitum Outpost PUA.iBryte!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08.00 PUP/Win32.IBryte
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.iBryte
Arcabit Trojan.Adware.iBryte.10
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG Downloader.DCB
Avira ADWARE/iBryte.Gen
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.N
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Bkav FE HW32.Packed.6237
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.iBryte.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 22956 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10 (B)
ESET-NOD32 12063 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.N
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/IBryte
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.Downloader
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/iBryte.hjtv
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b20c21 )
K7GW 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b20c21 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte.jjw
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.RocketTab.PrxySvrRST
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.Almanahe.vc
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.IBryte.dltiln
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17EBA268!401318504
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OC (PUA)
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BAM15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BAM15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.iBryte
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.iBryte.Win32.6199
Client.exe (7cee867f453c566c7ba04652ebdeb616) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08.00 Adware/Win32.Mikey
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Arcabit Trojan.Adware.Mikey.D58E
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:IBryte-JP [PUP]
AVG Downloader.DCE
Avira ADWARE/iBryte.Gen4
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.Elnx
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.iBryte.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 22956 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/Adware.VIAQ-6751
Dr.Web Adware.iBryte.576
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422 (B)
ESET-NOD32 12063 a variant of Win32/Adware.iBryte.CD
Fortinet FortiGate MSIL/IBryte.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/iBryte.hnnn
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b32eb1 )
K7GW 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b32eb1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte.jlr
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.RocketTab.PrxySvrRST
McAfee Artemis!7CEE867F453C
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.CryptDoma.vh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.IBryte.dlufjx
Panda Antivirus Generic Suspicious
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17EC9DCE!401382862
Sophos 4.98.0 Mal/Wintrim-A
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.iBryte/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R000C0EAM15
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.Agent.2647552[h]
Zillya Adware.iBryte.Win32.6303
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RocketTab: 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: RocketTab:
URL: www.adknowledge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe" /u=true /UserID=a620ba07-ea36-4819-be8b-dd4f4cdde90c /SourceID=browsersafeguard-roc
Estimated size: 6.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RocketTab:

Program executable:BrowserSafeguard.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe
  • Client.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketTab Update Task' (Next runs on 4/6/2015 at 9:25 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketTab Update Task.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketTab Update Task' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • Client.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketTab' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Search Extensions\Client.exe".
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSafeguard' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RocketTab Update Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • Client.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RocketTab' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\Client.exe".
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrowserSafeguard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".

How do I remove RocketTab:?

You can uninstall RocketTab: 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 RocketTab:, 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 RocketTab:.
  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) 54%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.71%
Windows 10 32.65%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Windows XP 3.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.79%
Windows 8.1 20.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.88%
Windows 7 Professional 10.36%
Windows 8 4.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.04%
  United Kingdom 10.98%
  France 7.06%
  Canada 6.27%
  Germany 5.10%
  India 3.92%
  Norway 2.75%
  Italy 2.75%
  Brazil 1.57%
  NG 0.39%
  Sweden 0.39%
  Netherlands 0.39%
  DK 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Dell 22.79%
Acer 22.06%
ASUS 8.82%
Toshiba 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Lenovo 3.68%
Gateway 0.74%
Alienware 0.74%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.63%
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 2.63%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.75%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.75%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.75%
Acer Aspire E1-571 1.75%


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