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What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.62 days
224.86 days >
Average installed length: 118.15 days

window connector


window connector is a software program developed by GOMSEK.COM. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named window connector.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. 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 57% of users of window connector come from the United States, it is also popular in Korea.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in window connector.
window connector.exe (a258465ed40d918abc4bbb60926f0cd3) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 893 Gen:Variant.Graftor.136586
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Kraddare
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.08 PUP/Win32.Helper
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Graftor.136586
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Kraddare.r4 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19121 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Graftor.136586
ESET-NOD32 8.10222 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.HL
Fortinet FortiGate 8/25/2014 Riskware/Kraddare
F-Secure 11.2014-25-08_2 Gen:Variant.Graftor.136586
G Data 14.8.24 Gen:Variant.Graftor.136586
K7 AntiVirus 13.183.12981 Adware
K7GW 13.183.12981 Adware ( 0049e5d71 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kraddare
McAfee 5600.7027 Artemis!A258465ED40D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7027 Artemis!A258465ED40D
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Graftor.136586
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA IB
Symantec 8/25/2014 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0716
VIPRE Antivirus 32034 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
window connectors.exe (484db9a8165a8be4d55e70c36f813f6e) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Comodo Security 19033 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 10180 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Kraddare.KL
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Kraddare
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kraddare.uk
McAfee Artemis!484DB9A8165A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!484DB9A8165A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OB
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 34 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\window connector
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\window connector\window connector.exe" -uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by window connector

Program executable:window connector.exe (Malware detected)
Name:window connector
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\window connector\window connector.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) window connectors.exe - window connectors

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • window connectors.exe runs as a service named 'window connectors' (window connectors).
Startup File (User Run)
  • window connector.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'window connector' and executes as "C:\ProgramData\window connector\window connector.exe".

How do I remove window connector?

You can uninstall window connector 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 window connector, 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 window connector.
  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) 50%
Win 10 25%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Connected N 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Korea 42.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
To be filled by O.E.M To ... 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 7520 25.00%
BIOSTAR Group H61MLV 25.00%


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