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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Okiitan

Okiitan adware application does not present us with anything new. It is a program from SuperWeb adware family that has fake homepages and mostly spreads through bundled downloads. If you installed Okiitan onto your computer accidentally, you need to remove Okiitan as soon as possible. This program is not a malicious computer infection, but it does not mean that it is absolutely safe. There is no need to have the likes of Okiitan on your computer, because adware applications can lead to serious computer security issues if they get exploited by malevolent third parties.

The fake homepage for Okiitan is located at okiitan.com. We say that it is fake, because it is not possible to download Okiitan at the website. The same can be said about a number of other applications from the same group, including Waleisa, Laflurla, Rock Turner Ads and various other adware programs. Since the download button at the “official” homepage is not working, Okiitan needs to employ another method of distribution.

According to our security research, Okiitan is usually bundled with third party installers and downloaders. Brothersoft installer is known to distribute this adware application. It simply means that you should not download programs from third party sources, because third party installers are often full of additional programs you neither need nor want. It also means that users install Okiitan onto their computers themselves, but most of the time they are not aware of that.

However, you will definitely notice that you have installed an unwanted application when Okiitan starts displaying random pop-ups and coupons (titled BEST COUPONS! by Okiitan). The application also installs extensions to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, and they collect information on your web browsing habits in order to generate tailored shopping suggestions on commercial websites. Thus, with Okiitan installed on your PC, whenever you access Amazon, BestBuy, eBay or any other shopping website, you will be flooded with annoying commercial advertisements.

For the most part, it may seem as though the advertisements displayed by Okiitan are merely annoying nuisance, but in the long run it could slow down your browser and even expose you to potentially corrupted content. That is the main security issue associated with Okiitan and similar adware applications. Although malware infection is an extreme consequence that does not occur very often, you are strongly recommended to remove Okiitan from your computer immediately.

Follow the manual removal instructions below to uninstall Okiitan. Extensions from your browser will disappear automatically. After manual removal scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner and all the other unwanted applications on your computer (if any) will be detected at once. Do all you can to protect your system from harm, and invest in a licensed antimalware tool if you must.

How to remove Okiitan

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Okiitan.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Okiitan.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Okiitan.
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How to manually remove Okiitan

Files associated with Okiitan infection:

Okiitan.BrowserAdapter.exe
Okiitan.PurBrowse.exe
updateOkiitan.exe

Okiitan processes to kill:

updateOkiitan.exe
Okiitan.PurBrowse.exe
Okiitan.BrowserAdapter.exe
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