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Should I remove Windows OpenKeyword?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.91 days
292.47 days >
Average installed length: 153.67 days


19 30.00%
18 30.00%
16 20.00%
15 10.00%
10 10.00%

Windows OpenKeyword

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Windows OpenKeyword is a software program developed by Maroin. The most common release is 19, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The primary executable is named openkeyword.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 7.36 MB (7,720,043 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 53% of users of Windows OpenKeyword come from Korea, it is also popular in the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Windows OpenKeyword.
opkagent.exe (6385df82473534b733c214f62c1462d5) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2015.06.02 PUP/Win32.OpenKeyword
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:GenMaliciousA-CJ [Trj]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Trojan.Adkor.92
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!6385DF824735
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
VIPRE Antivirus 40744 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.OpenKeyword.3463720.B[h]
OpenKeywordAgent.exe (2c1eeef2e9079c33dd522e61eb127bcf) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 PUP/Win32.OpenKeyword
AVG Generic.598
AVware Adware.OpenShopper
McAfee Artemis!2C1EEEF2E907
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
Norman 7.04.04 Kraddare.CERT
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0930
VIPRE Antivirus 34764 Adware.OpenShopper
       View all 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.openkeyword.co.kr
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\openkeyword
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OpenKeyword\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 7.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows OpenKeyword

Program executable:openkeyword.exe
Advert Application Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\openkeyword\openkeyword.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) OpenKeywordAgent.exe - OpenKeywordAgent (Agent Application Tools)
  • (Malware detected) opkagent.exe
  • opk.exe - OpenKeyword (Advert Application Tools)
  • openkey.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • opkagent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OKSTART.
  • OpenKeywordAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OKSTART.

How do I remove Windows OpenKeyword?

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Or, you can uninstall Windows OpenKeyword 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 Windows OpenKeyword, 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 Windows OpenKeyword.
  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 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 10%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.33% of installs come from Korea
Which countries install it?
  Korea 53.33%
  United States 46.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 40.00%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Common models
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 12.50%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 12.50%
HP Z400 Workstation 12.50%
Micro-Star MS-7529 12.50%
ECS H81H3-M4 12.50%
BIOSTAR Group H61MLV 12.50%


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