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Should I remove groover?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,931
United States Rank #19,525
Reach 0.0078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.97 days
87.68 days >
Average installed length: 46.07 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.480 0.66%
2.0.0.478 41.06%
2.0.0.477 45.03%
2.0.0.476 9.27%
2.0.0.473 2.65%
2.0.0.472 1.32%

groover

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What is groover?

Groover is adware, same as ShopperZ, that will add a browser extension, change your browser homepage and set your default search engine. In addition Groover will injects advertisements in the browser, also known as an ad-injector. Ad injection will insert an add, text, banner, flash or hyperlink-over into the white space or over and existing ad in the underlying HTML. Ads can be from PCP hijacked engines with very low relevance and can serve up malware, adware or other PUP. In addition the components will track your web browser history and actions and report back to a command and control server.

Overview

The most used version is 2.0.0.477, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is Cukpib.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 527 files and is usually about 6.28 MB (6,585,990 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in groover.
Cukpib.exe (a3fea7fa5f0a4bdb2414941fca64baa4) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 460 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
Arcabit 1.0.0.582 Trojan.Graftor.D3CB13
avast! 2014.9-151101 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2016.0.2938 Generic_r
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1525 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.11.01.09 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
ESET-NOD32 9.12391 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.V potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 11/1/2015 Riskware/Perion
F-Secure 11.2015-01-11_1 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
G Data 15.11.25 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.9.5.0 Rootkit
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.915 Gen:Variant.Graftor.248595
Panda Antivirus 15.11.01.09 Trj/Genetic.gen
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.151030 PE:Malware.Symmi!6.1421[F1]
Symantec 11/1/2015 rev. 1 SAPE.Heur.B6603
VIPRE Antivirus 44474 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 17 all detections
groover has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\groover101020150124\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\groover101020150124\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by groover

Program executable:Cukpib.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\groover101020150124\Cukpib.exe
MD5:a3fea7fa5f0a4bdb2414941fca64baa4
Additional files:
  • prc.exe
  • tree.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • Cukpib.exe runs as a service named 'groover101020150124 Updater' (groover101020150124 Updater).

How do I remove groover?

Quickly and completely remove groover from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall groover 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 groover, 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 groover.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 10 61%
Win 8.1 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.59%
Windows 7 32.45%
Windows Vista 3.31%
Windows XP 2.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 21.85%
Windows 8.1 16.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.96%
Windows 10 Pro 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.67%
  Canada 10.82%
  France 9.79%
  Brazil 3.61%
  Germany 3.61%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  Russia 2.58%
  Turkey 2.58%
  Poland 2.58%
  India 2.06%
  Australia 1.03%
  Sweden 0.52%
  Austria 0.52%
  Netherlands 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.07%
Dell 19.42%
Acer 14.56%
ASUS 13.59%
Toshiba 8.74%
Lenovo 5.83%
Sony 2.91%
GIGABYTE 1.94%
Samsung 0.97%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.74%
HP Pavilion x360 Converti... 1.87%
ASUSTeK K55A 1.87%
HP Stream Notebook PC 11 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.87%

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