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Should I remove "Rockettab"?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.01 days
63.05 days >
Average installed length: 33.13 days


What is "Rockettab"?

RocketTab is an adware (advertising support) web browser application that is designed to display banner ads as well as contextual link ads (such as hyperlinks the user will see underlined). The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer. In addition to advertisements being displayed, the app will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as hijacking).


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 BrowserSafeguard.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 6.37 MB (6,682,873 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in "Rockettab".
BrowserSafeguard.exe (d788470ec219f835837398649817d7c4) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.77
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.08 PUP.Optional.RocketTab.A
Trend Micro 10.465.06 ADW_RTAB
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 ADW_RTAB
uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe (0edb6614a108a0f0308f790260509a10) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir TR/Rogue.5030432
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG Downloader.BCQ
AVware iBryte
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.BE
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
Comodo Security 19068 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1731590 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10196 MSIL/Adware.iBryte.E
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/IBryte
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
G Data 24 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.Cellbi
K7 AntiVirus 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 0049c3c31 )
K7GW 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 0049c3c31 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!0EDB6614A108
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0EDB6614A108
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Graftor.dcjdmt
nProtect 2014-08-03.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.16E8DED7!384360151
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PO
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 PUA.Gen
Tencent Msil.Adware.Ibryte.Kgh
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EGR14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EGR14
VIPRE Antivirus 31878 iBryte
       View all 34 all detections
"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=aafd9329-6389-4f2b-9983-f950fe620ce8 /SourceID=browsersafeguard-roc
Estimated size: 6.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by "Rockettab"

Program executable:BrowserSafeguard.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe
  • (Malware detected) BrowserSafeguard.exe
  • ewebstorewrapper.dll
  • makecert.exe (by Microsoft) - ECM MakeCert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BrowserSafeguard Update Task' (Next runs on 28.06.2014 at 12:30).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSafeguard Update Task' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserSafeguard\uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSafeguard' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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) 50%
Win 10 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
LENOVO 20AX000MUS 25.00%
LENOVO 10123 25.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 25.00%
eMachines ET1352 25.00%


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