84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove WhiteSmoke?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,403
United States Rank #9,336
Reach 0.0258%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.46 days
544.45 days >
Average installed length: 286.07 days


1.00.9000.0 0.98%
1.00.7001.0 4.72%
1.00.7000.0 0.98%
1.00.6034.13143 7.28%
1.00.6034.13142 3.35%
1.00.6034.13130 33.27%
1.00.6034.13125 2.95%
1.00.6034.12802 4.13%
1.00.6034.12793 0.39%
1.00.6033.12713 1.97%
1.00.6033.12616 0.39%
1.00.6033.12571 2.76%
1.00.6033.12569 0.59%
1.00.6033.12567 0.20%
1.00.6033.12541 0.98%
1.00.6033.11714 24.41%
1.00.6033.11478 2.95%
1.00.6033.11449 1.77%
1.00.6033.0 1.57%
1.00.6029.1 4.33%


What is WhiteSmoke?

WhiteSmoke is a toolbar for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to WhiteSmoke so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. The WhiteSmoke Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from the publisher)

WhiteSmoke is the most comprehensive grammar checker in the world today. While it comprises several writing tools, such as a dictionary, a thesaurus and ready-made letter templates, its core feature is its advanced grammar checker. WhiteSmoke provides advanced options that other programs such as Microsoft Word do not...  Read more


The most used version is 1.00.6034.13130, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Registration.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 9.12 MB (9,561,948 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 WhiteSmoke.
WSEnrichment.exe (2e0b62615aa21a9fce189c9db9fdfced) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.WhiteSmoke.30
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.WhiteSmoke.AMN
eSafe Win32.WhiteSmoke
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.185 TROJ_GEN.F47V1101
WSRegistration.exe (37a560f3024d6d38ffeadffd42401f82) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.WhiteSmoke.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 7845 probably a variant of Win32/WhiteSmoke
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1219
HookDllOE.dll (3bc14bfca73d071dbcad9c8189d01e2e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17137 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.WhiteSmoke.30
WhiteSmokeRegistration.exe (5d5be44890b9f4726e7974d4ea537a38) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.WhiteSmoke.30
ESET-NOD32 8943 probably a variant of Win32/WhiteSmoke
Registration.exe (ac3216cd40189baac9dbbe3d0c90e948) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.WhiteSmoke.AMN!A2
ESET NOD32 7049 a variant of Win32/WhiteSmoke
       View all 13 all detections
WhiteSmoke 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.WhiteSmoke.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitesmoke\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke\Uninstall_WhiteSmoke.exe
Estimated size: 9.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WhiteSmoke

Program executable:Registration.exe
Name:Registration app
WhiteSmoke Registration App
Path:C:\Program Files\whitesmoke\Registration.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WhiteSmokeRegistration.exe - WhiteSmokeRegistration app (WhiteSmoke Registration App)
  • WSDictHookDll.dll - WhiteSmoke Dictionary Hook
  • (Malware detected) WSEnrichment.exe - WSEnrichment Application
  • WSTray.exe
  • ComVistaElevator.dll - ComVistaElevator Module (WhiteSmoke Vista COM elevator)
  • Setup.exe - Setup Application (WhiteSmoke Patch Setup)
  • (Malware detected) Registration.exe - Registration app
  • (Malware detected) WSRegistration.exe
  • WSEngine.dll - WSEngine Module (WhiteSmoke Main COM Engine)
  • WSMouseHook.dll - WSMouseHook dll
  • (Malware detected) HookDllOE.dll - HookDll dll
  • HookDllOE64.dll
  • WSKeyboardHook.dll
  • WSKeyboardHook64.dll
  • secman64.dll (by MAPILab & Add-in Express) - Security Manager Component for Microsoft Outlook 64-bit edition (Security Manager Component for Microsoft Outlook 64-bit edition allows to turn off and on Outlook Object Model Security Guard)
  • osmax.ocx (by Add-in Express) - Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook ActiveX Component
  • secman.dll (by MAPILab & Add-in Express) - Security Manager Component for Microsoft Outlook (Security Manager Component for Microsoft Outlook allows to turn off and on Outlook Object Model Security Guard)
  • osmax64.ocx (by Add-in Express) - Security Manager 2010 for Microsoft Outlook
  • TCCons.dll (by Deskperience) - TCCons Dynamic Link Library
  • TCCons_x64.dll (by Deskperience)
  • WCaptureX.dll - WCaptureX
  • WCaptureX_x64.dll
  • WMonitorX.dll - WMonitorX
  • WMonitorX_x64.dll
  • WCustom.dll - TCCustom (TCCustom Dynamic Link Library)
  • WCustom_x64.dll
  • WCapture.dll - DTCapt (DTCapt Dynamic Link Library)
  • WCapture_x64.dll
  • WHook.dll - WWHook (WHook)
  • WHook_x64.dll
  • FuncServer_WDC_x64.exe
  • tessdll.dll
  • tessdll_x64.dll
  • Uninst.exe
  • WSLogger.exe
  • WSTray64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • WSTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD7A82B4-C3CB-4084-A0DB-C0B3964AD911}' (runs on registration).
  • WSRegistration.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C7184C90-BD59-46DF-A4D4-CA30A7D8FDC9}' (runs on registration).
  • WSEnrichment.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF0F7AEF-105D-4FF5-9CF5-BC919EA1F55E}' (runs on registration).
Network connections
  • WSEnrichment.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:45.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000746071%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000721%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006740%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,047,496
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.42 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:41.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0335365923%
Kernel CPU:0.01374316%
User CPU:0.01979343%
Memory:1.62 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000519%
CPU cycles/sec:219,367

How do I remove WhiteSmoke?

You can uninstall WhiteSmoke 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 WhiteSmoke, 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 WhiteSmoke.
  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) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.71%
Windows 10 22.20%
Windows Vista 9.82%
Windows XP 7.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.69%
Windows 7 Professional 11.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.69%
  Canada 4.52%
  United Kingdom 3.77%
  Australia 2.71%
  Israel 2.56%
  France 1.96%
  Germany 1.96%
  India 1.81%
  Italy 1.66%
  Malaysia 1.36%
  Mexico 1.21%
  Saudi Arabia 1.06%
  Taiwan 0.75%
  Spain 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.91%
Dell 23.66%
Acer 14.20%
Toshiba 7.57%
Lenovo 3.47%
ASUS 3.15%
Intel 2.52%
Samsung 2.52%
MSI 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.99%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.40%

comments1 comment

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user comment
Stanley89over a year ago
The toolbar creates add-ons, extensions and plugins on the browser resulting in monitoring the browsing history and search activities of users and collecting the personal data.