AirInstaller Description

AirInstaller is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that is usually classified as adware. AirInstaller is a potentially harmful Web browser extension that causes a variety of symptoms on affected computers. The main purpose of AirInstaller is to display advertisements on your computer, allowing a third party to generate advertising and marketing revenue at your expense.

The Dangers Behind PUPs Such as AirInstaller

Security analysts strongly advise computer users to avoid AirInstaller and similar low quality Web browser extensions. The benefit of adding smileys to your Facebook conversations, converting file formats or gaining access to coupons for online retailers is never worth the trouble and danger associated with Web browser extensions like AirInstaller and their symptoms. Because AirInstaller is installed as a Web browser extension, AirInstaller has access to your Web browser, meaning that AirInstaller may allow a third party to know what websites you visit, what type of content you view online, your online searches, information about your computer and more personal data. This information may be used by AirInstaller to deliver advertisements to your Web browser or be sold to marketers looking to profit at your expense.

Is It Safe to Use AirInstaller?

Although AirInstaller is classified as a PUP, AirInstaller may still be potentially risky to your Web browser, your computer or your privacy. The fact that AirInstaller is not considered a virus or Trojan does not mean that AirInstaller does not cause symptoms that are associated typically with these types of infections. There have been reports of various symptoms associated with AirInstaller, such as unauthorized changes to your Web browser's settings, browser redirects and pop-up windows and numerous performance problems both on your Web browser and with your Internet connection

How AirInstaller is Commonly Distributed

Although AirInstaller has been around for a while, AirInstaller has caught the attention of PC security analysts recently because of how AirInstaller is being distributed. Security researchers have intercepted fake Flash Player Update websites and pop-up advertisements. When computer users click on these pop-up advertisements and similar content, they are directed to a fake Flash Player Update download that contains several known PUPs, including AirInstaller. Since fake updates for Flash Player, your Web browser or supposed video codecs are among the most common ways of distributing threats, security researchers strongly recommend that computer users ignore these types of recommendations to update when browsing the Web.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

If you still can't install SpyHunter? View other possible causes of installation issues.

Technical Information

File System Details

AirInstaller creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 c:\Documents and Settings\test user\Local Settings\Temp\setup.exe

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