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

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

Ati.exe is a malicious infection. An adware, to be exact, and you need to remove it from your PC ASAP. This pest was not developed to enhance your online experience. It was only created to serve crooks` malicious purposes, which, unsurprisingly, involve money. Hackers use this adware to generate web traffic to particular pages and gain money via the pay-per-click mechanism. How does the pest boost web traffic? By bombarding you with a never-ending pile of ads and links, of course. Your entire browsing experience is ruined. Every time you go online you get interrupted by ads and redirects. Your whole screen is covered with coupons, deals, offers, pop-ups etc. and etc. And each of your clicks on an ad fills hackers` pockets. They earning come solely at your expense.

However, there is something more. The adware doesn’t just leave it all to luck. It needs to assure your clicks as if it fails to bring its developers money, it gets taken down. How does it do that?
Do you notice something strange about the ads you are presented? Are they all related to your like and hobbies? Yes, they are. This is the pest`s way of making sure you will be at least tempted to click. The infection secretly spies on you and uses the information to display commercials that would spark your interest. From the moment it enters, the adware starts monitoring your every online move. It knows you better that you think. It knows what you have searched for, which pages you have bookmarked, your likes and preferences, your browser history. Everything.

Then, based on this data, it bombards you with links which are appealing to you. This way, it increases the chance of you clicking. But you clicking doesn’t only sponsor crooks. It also means that you are exposing yourself to more malware. You cannot trust these ads. A single click on the wrong ad and you automatically download more infections on board. And you should know that avoiding the commercials won`t be easy. They are everywhere, popping and blocking page content.

Remove Ati.exe
The Ati.exe Virus

Sometimes, a pop-up appears right under the cursor of your mouse and you accidentally click. The only way of getting rid of the advertisements is to get rid of the adware altogether. Only then your online activities will get back to normal. Also, your PC will stop underperforming and crashing and your private information will be safe. Don’t hesitate. Don’t let the adware torment you like this. If given enough time, the pest can also get to your personally identifiable and financial credentials. What do you think would happen next? Don’t wait to find out. Use our detailed removal guide below and remove the infection once and for all.

Once you do, improve your security as well. Download a reliable anti-malware program and keep it up to date. Also, regularly scan your machine to be sure it is clean. Aside from that, pay more attention online. Infections rely on your carelessness to infect you. They use trickery and deceit to dupe you.

For example, they hide behind spam email messages, freeware bundles, bogus updates, corrupted pages, malicious third-party ads, etc. However, none of these tactics would work without your inactive cooperation. If you are paying more attention, you will be able to spot the intruder and prevent it from entering. Don’t make hackers` job easier by being negligent. You are the only one who can keep your PC infection-free. Caution is the key! Carelessness is a one-way street to malware.

Ati.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Ati.exe 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 Ati.exe from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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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.

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