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What is OKitSpace.dll?

OKITSPACE ads inserted on w3.org, labeled "ads not by this site"
OKITSPACE ads inserted on w3.org, labeled "ads not by this site"

OKITSPACE is a browser add-on that inserts advertising on web pages that the user visits. The ads may be inserted on web sites that does not have any form of advertising to begin with. During my testing, the inserted ads were labeled ads not by this site.

If you have OKITSPACE installed on your machine, you may see connections to addr.okitspace.com, open.okitspace.com and ads.okitspace.com due to the inserted ads.

The main files of the OKITSPACE software are OKitSpace.dll, utilsDll.dll and PluginProtect.exe.

OKITSPACE appears as BrowserProtect in the Add/Remove programs dialog.
OKITSPACE appears as BrowserProtect in the Add/Remove programs dialog.

The OKITSPACE software has an entry in the Control Panel's Add/Remove programs dialog, however as shown on the official OKITSPACE web site, the entry is not named OKITSPACE, but "BrowserProtect". When I tested the uninstaller it did not remove the OKITSPACE software: OKITSPACE remained in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.

"OKITSPACE complete fail"
"OKITSPACE complete fail"

The first time I tested the OKITSPACE software it failed during the installation, with the error message: OKitSpace: Complete fail. which resulted in Internet Explorer stuck in a state where it could not be used for browsing, nor could I remove the OKITSPACE add-on due to the "Managed add-ons" menu item was grayed out.
I've posted a video at YouTube which shows how I solved that problem by removing OKITSPACE with FreeFixer.

http://youtu.be/d--59vBaLHk

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

OKitSpace.dll does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

OKitSpace.dll is not signed.

VirusTotal report

1 of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the OKitSpace.dll file.

ScannerDetection Name
Bkav HW32.Laneul.vuga
1 of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the OKitSpace.dll file.

Folder name variants

OKitSpace.dll may also be located in other folders than c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\roaming\okitspace\ie\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD53eca27deac18f78344e6a634de525995
SHA2566044c2c1c9be87e3f1e619d864fb8537fbdd9f2d0a78e36298db46a2716764a7

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User vote results: There were 346 votes to remove and 20 votes to keep

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

When I tested the OKITSpace adware it appeared to fail during the installation and continuously reported the follow error message:

"OKitSpace complete failed"

in a pop-up dialog box.

Here's a screenshot of the error message:
https://twitter.com/rogerkarlsson/status/387175110185996289

My Internet Explorer browser was locked up and the add-ons menu item was grayed out so I could not delete the OKitSpace add-on.

If you want remove this error message, and the OKitSpace adware, just delete OKitSpace.dll with the help of FreeFixer. You can find the OKitSpace.dll file listed under "Browser Helper Objects" in FreeFixer's scan result.

Hope that helped someone to fix Internet Explorer.

# 7 Oct 2013, 6:25

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

Here's a video where I show how to remove the OKitSpace software and some other browser add-ons:

http://youtu.be/d--59vBaLHk

Hope you find it useful.

# 8 Oct 2013, 12:13

MuloG writes

3 thumbs

I removed it easily with freefixer, thx.

# 9 Oct 2013, 8:05

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

@MuloG: Great to hear FreeFixer helped you solve the problem.

# 9 Oct 2013, 13:33

lauris writes

0 thumbs

kapec so lapu nevaru atinstalet no sava datora? si lapa padara interneta parluku daudz lenaku

# 28 Oct 2013, 6:07

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@lauris: FreeFixer should be able to remove the OKITSPACE software. Check the following files for removal in FreeFixer's scan result:

* OKitSpace.dll
* PluginProtect.exe
* utilsDll.dll

Did that solve the problem?

# 29 Oct 2013, 0:14

lenny writes

0 thumbs

okitspace.com is another example of illegal tresspass on my computer and modification of my private property (vandalism) without my consent.

# 14 Feb 2014, 17:36

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@lenny: Any idea how the okitspace software got installed on your machine? When I ran into it, it was bundled with a tool that simplifies downloading.

# 15 Feb 2014, 2:08

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