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Should I remove best-markit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,614
United States Rank #46,617
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.84 days
290.38 days >
Average installed length: 152.57 days


What is best-markit?

The Best-Markit adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups by adding a proxy server to the users computer which directs all web page requests through the Remarketable proxy.

From the EULA:
"The Plug-in provides you with FREE features that will enhance your use of the Internet and your ability to make the most out of information around the web. Note that like most online features, by installing the Plug-in you provide your consent to make few minor changes in your browser’s and operating system’s default preferences which enable the installation of the Plug-in"

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

About  (from Revizer Technologies)

To ensure continuous Service and proper functionality of the Plug-in we may operate in a proxy configuration. Proxy is a server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. At your sole request you can manually revert back your proxy configuration to its original state...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in best-markit.
best-markit_wd.exe (6200d318bab3a6f134803cb7f93f0ef0) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1018 Application.Generic.620932
AVG 2015.0.3496 Generic5
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.77
Bitdefender Application.Generic.620932
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.24
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 4/23/2014 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-23-04_4 Application.Generic.620932
G Data 14.4.24 Application.Generic.620932
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11833 Adware
K7GW 13.176.11833 Adware ( 00498b741 )
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.620932
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 TROJ_GEN.F47V0415
VIPRE Antivirus 28482 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
bestup.exe (9bc0b22cd26f8457d5a2b003c58a7f00) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.126142
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.09.02 Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Agent-ASMU [PUP]
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.126142
Comodo Security 17579 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.126142 (B)
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.126142
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.126142
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
best-markit158.exe (121a6fc2daa542d2aa7e82a39b3b3eec) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BMG [PUP]
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.24
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cwmwws
bestu.exe (314b1841237a22dfc2064b6b12c0f117) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AJ
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.24
ESET-NOD32 9679 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AdLyrics.A
best-markit157.exe (1ca7074367bf660a3c2a08e0de7c1de5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AD150.B
ESET-NOD32 9617 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0326
       View all 36 all detections
best-markit 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

Displayed publisher: best-markit Software
URL: best-markit.com/terms-of-service
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\best-markit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\best-markit\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by best-markit

Program executable:bestup.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\best-markit\bestup.exe
Additional files:
  • 150.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) best-markit157.exe
  • 150.crx
  • 150.xpi
  • 157.crx
  • 157.xpi
  • (Malware detected) best-markit_wd.exe
  • bestu.exe
  • 158.crx
  • 158.xpi
  • best-markit153.exe
  • best-markit158.dll
  • (Malware detected) best-markit158.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 150.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'best-markit' with the class of {92b7ff94-f576-4504-b342-c3083193091a}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • bestup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'best-markit Update' (runs daily at 06:32 p.m.).
  • bestu.exe is scheduled as a task named 'best-markit Update' (runs daily at 11:13 AM).
  • best-markit_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'best-markit_wd' (runs daily at 11:24 AM).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • bestup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named best-markit Update.
  • bestu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named best-markit Update.
  • best-markit_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named best-markit_wd.
3 Services
  • best-markit157.exe runs as a service named 'best-markit' (best-markit).
  • best-markit158.exe runs as a service named 'best-markit' (best-markit).
  • best-markit153.exe runs as a service named 'best-markit' (best-markit) "best-markit".

How do I remove best-markit?

You can uninstall best-markit 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 best-markit, 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 best-markit.
  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 best-markit you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.45%
Windows 10 27.66%
Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista 6.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.64%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Windows 8.1 8.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.77%
  Germany 13.46%
  Netherlands 7.69%
  India 5.77%
  Israel 3.85%
  DK 3.85%
  Hong Kong 1.92%
  Thailand 1.92%
  BY 1.92%
  Finland 1.92%
  Australia 1.92%
  Sweden 1.92%
  DZ 1.92%
  Austria 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Acer 13.89%
Lenovo 13.89%
Medion 5.56%
Samsung 2.78%
MSI 2.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.44%
Sony VPCEA200C 2.44%
Sony VGN-FW51JF_H 2.44%
Sony SVF152190S 2.44%
Samsung RC420/RC520/RC720 2.44%


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