84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove “RocketTab”?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,491
United States Rank #26,388
Reach 0.0127%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.39 days
188.39 days >
Average installed length: 98.99 days


1.0 6.00%


What is “RocketTab”?

RocketTab is a web browser extension that injects display advertising in the user's browser. Ads are displayed in the form of banners and contextual text-links and are both injected in white space areas of the HTML page or over existing ads of the underlying web site. These ads are typically for PC optimization utilities, other bundled malware or other types of malvertising.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 Client.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 6.26 MB (6,565,299 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in “RocketTab”.
uninstall.exe (119af71d24567f52192b5e16c7a9ee1e) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.iBryte
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08 PUP/Win32.IBryte
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.iBryte
Arcabit Trojan.Adware.iBryte.10
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Downloader
Avira ADWARE/iBryte.Gen
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.N
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
Bkav FE HW32.Packed
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.iBryte.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 22956 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
ESET-NOD32 9.12063 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.N
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Adware/IBryte
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte
G Data 15.8.25 Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.Downloader
Jiangmin KV150817 Adware/iBryte.hjtv
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16827 Adware
K7GW 13.207.16827 Adware ( 004b20c21 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.01 PUP.Optional.RocketTab.PrxySvrRST
McAfee 5600.6671 PUP-FST
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.Almanahe.vc
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.iBryte.10
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.IBryte.dltiln
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17EBA268!401318504
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OC (PUA)
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.17 TROJ_SPNR.0BAM15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 TROJ_SPNR.0BAM15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.iBryte
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.iBryte.Win32.6199
Client.exe (7cee867f453c566c7ba04652ebdeb616) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08.00 Adware/Win32.Mikey
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Arcabit Trojan.Adware.Mikey.D58E
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:IBryte-JP [PUP]
AVG Downloader.DCE
Avira ADWARE/iBryte.Gen4
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.Elnx
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.iBryte.g5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 22956 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/Adware.VIAQ-6751
Dr.Web Adware.iBryte.576
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422 (B)
ESET-NOD32 12063 a variant of Win32/Adware.iBryte.CD
Fortinet FortiGate MSIL/IBryte.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Adware/iBryte.hnnn
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b32eb1 )
K7GW 9.207.16827 Adware ( 004b32eb1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte.jlr
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.RocketTab.PrxySvrRST
McAfee Artemis!7CEE867F453C
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.CryptDoma.vh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Mikey.1422
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.IBryte.dlufjx
Panda Antivirus Generic Suspicious
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17EC9DCE!401382862
Sophos 4.98.0 Mal/Wintrim-A
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.iBryte/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R000C0EAM15
VIPRE Antivirus 42714 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.Agent.2647552[h]
Zillya Adware.iBryte.Win32.6303
       View all 79 all detections
“RocketTab” 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: “RocketTab”
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Search Extensions
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /u=true /UserID=d636ed38-7f53-4623-b9eb-b9e3d2cbe4b7 /SourceID=browsersafeguard-rockettab-spigot-yt
Estimated size: 6.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by “RocketTab”

Program executable:Client.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\Client.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - StandaloneUpdater-Setup
  • (Malware detected) Client.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RocketTab Update Task' (Next runs on 1/25/2016 at 11:18 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RocketTab Update Task.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketTab Update Task' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • Client.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketTab' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Search Extensions\Client.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RocketTab Update Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • Client.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RocketTab' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Search Extensions\Client.exe".

How do I remove “RocketTab”?

You can uninstall “RocketTab” 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 “RocketTab”, 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 “RocketTab”.
  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) 49%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.96%
Windows 10 34.26%
Windows XP 3.19%
Windows Vista 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.80%
Windows 7 Professional 12.40%
Windows 8.1 9.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.76% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 22.76%
  United States 22.01%
  Germany 7.09%
  Philippines 5.97%
  Thailand 5.22%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  Australia 2.61%
  Netherlands 2.61%
  Italy 2.61%
  Malaysia 2.61%
  Sweden 2.24%
  Indonesia 2.24%
  Canada 2.24%
  BD 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.42%
Acer 20.34%
Dell 16.95%
ASUS 6.78%
Toshiba 6.78%
Lenovo 5.08%
Intel 3.39%
Medion 3.39%
Samsung 2.82%
Compaq 1.13%
Sony 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.42%
Acer Aspire E1-471 1.71%
ASUS All Series 1.71%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.71%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.71%
Dell Inspiron N5050 1.71%


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