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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, aurora.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. aurora.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

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

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

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • 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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    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. You should search for this file in case the location is changing, as aurora has been reported as a difficult spyware program to eliminate. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.