How to Remove Aact.exe (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

0
43

I wrote this article to help you remove Aact.exe. This Aact.exe removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you spot the Aact.exe process running on your Task Manager, beware. Your computer is no longer infection-free. It harbors an adware parasite and it is your job to remove it before your situation worsens. The silver lining here is that the adware is relatively easy to tackle. If you don’t procrastinate but take fact actions, you should be able to get rid of it in no time. However, if you postpone its deletion, things will become worse and worse with each passing day.

The adware is a very intrusive infection. It turns you from a visitor into a consumer. The longer it stays, the more problems you will face. Do yourself a favor and remove it before it manages to cause some serious damage. As soon as you spot the Aact.exe process, start looking for the adware`s hiding spot and delete it without hesitations. Even though it is not the most dangerous virus, it can still cause you tons of issues. Act! Time is not your friend.

The Aact.exe adware bombards you with numerous commercials on daily basis. But do not imagine an ad or two. We really do mean numerous. The adverts are so many that your browsers struggle with displaying any content correctly and they start to crash and freeze. Also, these ads are not randomly chosen. Of course, not. The adware relies on the pay-per-click marketing system to help its developers gain money. It needs your clicks. That’s why it doesn’t just show you any type of commercials. It only displays ads which will spark your interest and make you click.

Remove Aact.exe
The Aact.exe Virus

For the purpose, the pest spies on you and learns everything it needs to know about your online habits. It knows what you like, which pages you visit, what search inquiries you make, etc. Then, it uses this information to select ads which you will find appealing. It shows you what you want to see but when you click on it, you end up on a dodgy site which is probably brimming with infections. From there, a single wrong click is all it takes for you to invite more pests on board.

Due to the adware, you are always exposed to malware risk. Why put up with that? Why keep the infection when it brings you nothing but negatives? Find where it is hiding and delete it on the spot. Once you do, everything will get back to normal and you will be able to surf the web at peace again. Do not let this infection harass you. Use our removal guide below and get rid of it once and for all. The sooner you do, the better for both yours and your machine`s well-being.

How did the adware enter your computer? Usually, pests like this one travel bundled to other programs and when you install these programs, you install the parasite as well. This is called the bundling method. If you want to protect your PC, always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard. They allow you to see the all the programs that have been attached to the app you want to install.

You are also able to deselect al extras before finishing the installation and thus save yourself the trouble of dealing with pests after. Do that! Do not rush into agreeing to everything you see. Hackers pray for your negligence and haste. Do not provide them and do not make yourself an even easier target. Choose vigilance over negligence. Also, get yourself a reliable anti-malware app to help you in the fight against infections. Always keep it up to date and regularly scan your machine to be sure it is clean.

Aact.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Aact.exe from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

SHARE
Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.