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Should I remove WindowAdvertisement?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.50 days
37.39 days >
Average installed length: 19.65 days


8.3.0 100.00%


What is WindowAdvertisement?

The software runs unwanted processes or programs on the user's computer and does not display adequate disclosures about its behavior.


WindowAdvertisement is a software program developed by enliple Ltd. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named windowadvertisement.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.43 MB (4,640,786 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 58% of users of WindowAdvertisement come from Korea, it is also popular in the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WindowAdvertisement.
windowadvertisement.exe (c1ce54bd47cce45fee16fcd427f30a2c) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 893 Gen:Variant.Graftor.119101
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.AdWare
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Graftor.119101
Comodo Security 17737 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web BACKDOOR.Trojan
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Graftor.119101
ESET-NOD32 8.9387 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Kraddare.JC
Fortinet FortiGate 8/25/2014 Riskware/Kraddare
F-Secure 11.2014-25-08_2 Gen:Variant.Graftor.119101
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Graftor.119101
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Graftor.119101
Symantec 8/25/2014 rev. 2 Trojan.ADH
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WindowAdvertisement
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windowadvertisement
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WindowAdvertisement\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowAdvertisement

Program executable:windowadvertisement.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\windowadvertisement\windowadvertisement.exe
Additional files:
  • cCommon.ocx - cCommonControl
  • Play.dll (by Play) - Player
  • uninst.exe - windowadvertisementUninstall
  • utilcom.dll
  • wtptopc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • windowadvertisement.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WindowAdvertisement.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • windowadvertisement.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WindowAdvertisement' which loads as C:\Program Files\WindowAdvertisement\windowadvertisement.exe.

How do I remove WindowAdvertisement?

You can uninstall WindowAdvertisement 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 WindowAdvertisement, 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 WindowAdvertisement.
  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) 43%
Win 10 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from Korea
Which countries install it?
  Korea 58.33%
  United States 41.67%


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