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Should I remove Rockettab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,442
United States Rank #3,513
Reach 0.0896%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.28 days
96.70 days >
Average installed length: 50.81 days


2.0 4.47%
1.0 4.47%


What is Rockettab?

RocketTab is an adware program that injects advertising in the user's web browser by creating a local proxy server and routing all Internet traffic through that proxy. By re-routing traffic the service will be able to include various ads in the HTML of the displaying web page. It does this through it's 'BrowserSafeguard' feature which Adknowledge claims is designed to protect the web browser from threats. BrowserSafeguard is included as part of the RocketTab program through a co-installation. On the website it says that "RocketTab is supported via text advertising" and will then inject various text-links and banner ads as well as other ad formats in the browser on pages that are not owned, operated or associated by the software. The program is distributed by Adknowledge, Inc.

About  (from Rich River Media)

RocketTab is the free local search enhancer on the web. Once you download RocketTab for free and install it, you will be able to conveniently search popular local sites without having to open additional windows or tabs, going to multiple sites and then performing the same searches on each of them. One search and voila!...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Rockettab.
uninstall.exe (17bdbea3321f0d7c842d2a1e1ff92448) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.Agent.PAJ
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.11 PUP/Win32.IBryte
ALYac Adware.Agent.PAJ
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:IBryte-KA [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Downloader
Avira ADWARE/iBryte.Gen
AVware AdKnowledge (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.J
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.PAJ
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.MSIL.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 21717 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-9bc34199!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader11.39642
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.PAJ
ESET-NOD32 9.11455 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.J
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Adware/IBryte
F-Prot v6. W32/S-9bc34199
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.Agent.PAJ
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.Agent.PAJ
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.Downloader
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/MSIL.bgu
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15554 Adware
K7GW 13.202.15554 Adware ( 004b0b7a1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.iBryte
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.05 PUP.Optional.Filefasten
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!17BDBEA3321F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BehavesLike.Win32.CryptDoma.tc
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.PAJ
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.DownLoader11.diwmfd
nProtect Adware.Agent.PAJ
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Trojan.Generic
Sophos 4.98 iBryte Desktop
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Adware.Gen
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Dzuj
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EKH14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0EKH14
VIPRE Antivirus 39222 AdKnowledge (fs)
Zillya Adware.iBryte.Win32.3784
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: rockettab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe" /u=true /UserID=08c6703e-2cd3-4864-a3ce-3bc355a0d954 /SourceID=browsersafeguard-roc
Estimated size: 4.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rockettab

Program executable:BrowserSafeguard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - gb-installer-core
  • Client.exe - ClientWrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketTab Update Task' (Next runs on 8/3/2016 at 3:17 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketTab Update Task.
2 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".
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) 47%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.75%
Windows 10 44.15%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Windows XP 1.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.86%
Windows 8.1 26.72%
Windows 7 Professional 8.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.94%
Windows 8 5.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.08%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  France 4.87%
  Canada 4.31%
  Germany 4.03%
  Australia 1.00%
  Netherlands 0.72%
  Italy 0.60%
  Brazil 0.56%
  Sweden 0.56%
  BD 0.48%
  Norway 0.32%
  India 0.28%
  Malaysia 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.77%
Dell 22.05%
Acer 15.50%
Toshiba 9.64%
ASUS 8.02%
Lenovo 5.01%
Samsung 2.08%
Intel 0.93%
Alienware 0.77%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.18%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.89%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.36%


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