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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:

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

Exerunner DLL's to remove:

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

Exerunner processes to kill:

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

  1. Mickey Jul 7, 2014

    It has the recycle bin disabled... annoying.

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