aurora.exe - Is aurora.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is aurora.exe?
Purpose of aurora.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: aurora.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Aurora.exe is a program that would not have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. This would have been installed by you or installed with some other software without your knowledge of the install. This is one of the most abundant spyware or adware programs found on the internet today, and has been reported as very difficult to remove. This is a known adware module known as aurora, also called "a better internet", and is also referred to as a "browser hijacker". Aurora (ABetterInternet) adware creates popup windows on your computer. The purpose of this aurora.exe file is to alter your settings, and push advertising to the hijacked pages and search engines, etc. If you wish to remove ABetterInternet, this file is part of it. Visit aurora.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the aurora.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You should search for this file in case the location is changing, as aurora has been reported as a difficult spyware program to eliminate.


  • Is aurora.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is aurora.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove aurora.exe?
        Yes, I would remove aurora.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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