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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:

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

Exerunner DLL's to remove:

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

Exerunner processes to kill:

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

  1. Mickey Jul 7, 2014

    It has the recycle bin disabled... annoying.

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