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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
Nail.exe is known spyware program and is also referred to as a "browser hijacker". Always verify the exact disk location which is shown below. This program also goes by the name "Aurora", and may be part of other spyware or adware installs as reported by many. If your browser has been hijacked and you have nail.exe on your computer, then you are most likely seeing popups and various other ads on your pc. The purpose of this nail.exe program is to alter your computer and browser settings, and push advertising to the hijacked pages/search engines/etc. Visit nail.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 nail.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be located at: C:\WINDOWS\nail.exe


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

  • Would you recommend that I remove nail.exe?
        Yes, I would remove nail.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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