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Thug Tracker

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What is Thug Tracker?

Distribuetd and developed by Injekt LLC (Western Web Applications, LLC), ThugTracker is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, ThugTracker is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)

In addition, the Tug Tracker installer will bundle additional software offers, mostly for adware or PUP software. From the EULA: "In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. These offers make it more efficient to search the web by providing you with multiple places to search from (an additional search field, your home page or via opening a new browser tab). hey also may offer general utility widgets like getting real-time weather data and streaming your radio station of choice."

About  (from GenTechnologies Apps)

Thug Tracker is a free application that allows you search the public records of people you know or view those with dirty records around a given location. Thug Tracker is entirely free to use. In order to keep Thug Tracker free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Thug Trac...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Thug Tracker.
ThugTracker.exe (7e0cc89ed98e5a6a901907903d04abc7) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/SaMon.a.5
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.SaMon
AVG 2015.0.3371 GenTec
Comodo Security 19186 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.177
ESET-NOD32 8.10253 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.D
Fortinet FortiGate 8/25/2014 Adware/SaMon
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.GTec
K7 AntiVirus 13.183.13043 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.183.13043 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SaMon
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.SaMon.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.MultiExtension.A
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.SaMon.151192
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.24a
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA LK
Tencent Msil.Adware.Pullupdate.Ahyq
       View all 17 all detections
Thug Tracker has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Thug Tracker.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thugtrackerapp.com
Help link: www.thugtrackerapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\ThugTracker\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ThugTracker\uninstall.exe /kb=y
Estimated size: 777.09 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Thug Tracker

Program executable:ThugTracker.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Thug Tracker
Additional files:
  • ThugTrackerService.exe - Thug Tracker Service
  • ThugTracker.exe - Thug Tracker
  • ThugTracker64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Thug Tracker?

Quickly and completely remove Thug Tracker from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Thug Tracker 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Thug Tracker, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Thug Tracker.
  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.
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Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%


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