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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts

Exerunner

Exerunner is a tremendously suspicious application which is meant to assist adware programs running on your personal computer. Detecting advertisement supported programs is not an easy task because usually they are camouflaged as authentic and beneficial browser extensions. Unfortunately, detecting the so-called adware helper is even more difficult because it runs silently without making itself notable. As malware researchers have discovered, the suspicious program may create a folder with a randomly generated name, for example, ExerunnEra (%ALLUSERSPROFILE%). If you delete the components found within this folder, it is highly likely that adware linked to it will lose the necessary support. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Exerunner immediately.

Adware Helpers are extremely helpful to advertisement supported programs, and so there is no surprise that more and more suspicious adware helpers, including Bprotector and BenchUpdater, emerge. They can assist adware in many different ways. For example, software developers may use them to update browser plugins, adjust permissions and privileges. It has been discovered that Exerunner may run alongside DealsFinder Pro, MapsGalaxy, and similar browser extensions. Needless to say, you will not be informed about the additionally bundled adware helper because it might scare off potential users which advertisement supported programs need to perform the tasks they have been created for.

In some cases computer users are completely oblivious about the existence of adware because it might be installed packaged with other software or plugins. There is no doubt that you should remove adware from the system in any way because advertisement supported programs are often supported by unreliable third parties. Do you want to be exposed to links to the websites which may be unreliable and even dangerous to visit? Well these links might hide behind seemingly harmless and interesting pop-ups, banner advertisements or prize giveaways.

When you identify the adware you wish to remove from the system, you should not forget to delete Exerunner as well. Most computer users believe that they can get rid of adware by disabling certain browser extensions; however, this is not always the case. If you complete the manual guides below and advertisement still appear on the browsers, there is no doubt that adware components have been left behind. This is a strong reason why you should use automatic malware removal software. Make sure you keep this software updated in order to ensure that other adware and adware helpers cannot slither into the system in the future.

Delete Exerunner related plugins

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Tools.
  2. Click Extensions, find the undesirable plugin, click the recycle bin and then Remove.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager).
  2. Select Extensions from the menu on the left and Remove/Disable the undesirable plugins.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch IE, open the Tools menu (simultaneously tap Alt+T) and click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Toolbars and Extensions from the menu on the left and Disable the undesirable plugins.
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How to manually remove Exerunner

Files associated with Exerunner infection:

ScriptHost.dll
fiber.js
systerm32.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
BDL.dll
browsemngr.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
inspasio.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
BitGuard.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
Win_Updater.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
openinst.exe
psupport.dll
webmakerplus.exe
Bind.exe
Autoload.exe
plura_autorun.exe
safebrowser.exe
lmservice.exe
ContentHost.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
Updater.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
playsetup.exe
dnkt.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
lsdprn.exe
NCdownloader.exe
Downloader.dll
update.exe
dlprotect.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
Toast.exe
DeltaFix.dll
ieplug.dll
VirusRemover.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
mngr.exe
upr.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
uninstall_Winservices.exe
Seventh.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
wirtual.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
IEError.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
PlusMo.exe
UpdateTask.exe
toolserv.exe
NTS.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
contentagent.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
safetynut.exe
litefile.bin
VideoUsage.exe
applications.exe
uninstaller.exe
stprss.exe
PackerV2.exe
PCProtect.dll
DFService.exe
chrome-links.exe
MSLSService.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
update1.dll
regCheck.vbs
optimizer.exe
MAJTuto.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
sv.exe
smp2.exe
CompTmp.exe
monitorsvc.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
timetasks.exe
TorrentStat.exe
winclient32.exe
kometaup.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
windhcpclient.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
PCProtect.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
bi_client.exe
R003.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
SyncPulseManager.exe
Client.exe
openinstall.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
yContentFilterService.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
UpdateService.exe
usetting.exe
Sixth.exe
host.exe

Exerunner DLL's to remove:

PCProtect.dll
ContentHost.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
psupport.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
BDL.dll
DeltaFix.dll
update1.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
Downloader.dll
ieplug.dll
ScriptHost.dll
ALiBaBar.dll

Exerunner processes to kill:

optimizer.exe
dnkt.exe
Updater.exe
monitorsvc.exe
applications.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
VideoUsage.exe
MAJTuto.exe
kometaup.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
CompTmp.exe
TorrentStat.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
safebrowser.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
Seventh.exe
PCProtect.exe
PackerV2.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
sv.exe
mngr.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
windhcpclient.exe
winclient32.exe
R003.exe
contentagent.exe
Toast.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
wirtual.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
host.exe
usetting.exe
NTS.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
timetasks.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
browsemngr.exe
NCdownloader.exe
Sixth.exe
lmservice.exe
UpdateService.exe
Bind.exe
Autoload.exe
PlusMo.exe
update.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
MSLSService.exe
openinst.exe
openinstall.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
BitGuard.exe
dlprotect.exe
UpdateTask.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
playsetup.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
lsdprn.exe
upr.exe
inspasio.exe
toolserv.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
stprss.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
Win_Updater.exe
VirusRemover.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
systerm32.exe
plura_autorun.exe
chrome-links.exe
smp2.exe
uninstaller.exe
DFService.exe
webmakerplus.exe
safetynut.exe
Client.exe
IEError.exe
bi_client.exe
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Comments

  1. Mickey Jul 7, 2014

    It has the recycle bin disabled... annoying.

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