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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:

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

Exerunner DLL's to remove:

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

Exerunner processes to kill:

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

  1. Mickey Jul 7, 2014

    It has the recycle bin disabled... annoying.

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