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Should I remove Websteroids?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,586
United States Rank #5,155
Reach 0.0861%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.28 days
1158.76 days >
Average installed length: 608.84 days


2.6.79 0.71%
2.6.71 7.84%
2.6.67 0.18%
2.6.63 5.01%
2.6.53 76.30%
2.6.49 9.20%
2.6.48 0.77%

Other programs by Creative Island Media


What is Websteroids?

This is ad-supported (adware) software, part of Injekt, that is very difficult to remove as the publisher will ignore the Windows Add/Remove feature and re-install it after the user reboot their PC.

Form the website:
"Websteroids works by installing a browser extension in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you."

Creative Island uses third-party download and install managers such as Conduit to distribute it.

About  (from Creative Island Media)

Websteroids is a free application that allows you to launch a game of Asteroids on any website and destroy it! It is entirely free to use. In order to keep it free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Websteroids is installed. We do not allow any really annoying ads, sexua...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Websteroids.
common.dll (cf8014cf9f8bea981332a32ca65c9170) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140110 Win32:BHO-AMO [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.128
ESET-NOD32 8.9174 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24366 SearchDonkey (fs)
WebsteroidsService.exe (59e25386834b57c0b32adc52aab711d9) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Agent.NUR
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Agent.NUR
Comodo Security 18087 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.175
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NUR (B)
ESET-NOD32 9667 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.A
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/PullUpdate
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NUR
G Data 24 Adware.Agent.NUR
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11737 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11737 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
McAfee Artemis!59E25386834B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!59E25386834B
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NUR
nProtect 2014-04-11.01 Adware.Agent.NUR
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.988
Sophos 4.98.0 Search Donkey
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0323
VIPRE Antivirus 28194 SearchDonkey (fs)
       View all 24 all detections
Websteroids 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

URL: www.websteroidsapp.com
Help link: www.websteroidsapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\websteroids
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=2
Estimated size: 2.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Websteroids

Program module:common.dll (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WebsteroidsService.exe - Websteroids Service
  • Websteroids.exe - Websteroids
  • Websteroids64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Websteroids' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.
  • WebsteroidsService.exe runs as a service named 'Websteroids' (Websteroids) "Provides system level support for Websteroids.".

How do I remove Websteroids?

You can uninstall Websteroids 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 Websteroids, 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 Websteroids.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Websteroids you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.81%
Windows 10 26.28%
Windows Vista 8.43%
Windows XP 5.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.90%
Windows 8.1 12.72%
Windows 8 9.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.57%
Windows 7 Professional 7.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.30%
  Canada 13.22%
  United Kingdom 10.58%
  Germany 7.93%
  Australia 5.44%
  France 5.04%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Iran 1.55%
  Italy 0.95%
  Spain 0.80%
  India 0.35%
  Poland 0.10%
  Netherlands 0.10%
  Vietnam 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.07%
Dell 19.82%
Acer 18.30%
Toshiba 11.08%
ASUS 9.49%
Samsung 4.03%
Lenovo 2.10%
Medion 1.18%
Intel 0.67%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.67%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.65%


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