fonts.hta - Is fonts.hta trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is fonts.hta?
Purpose of fonts.hta:

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: fonts.hta

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
This will take over your browser, affecting your search engine searches among many other things, this is also known as browser hijacking. Browser hijacking can occur when something forces your browser to go to certain pages, go to different search engines, etc, even after your reset your browser or attempt to alter it back the way you want it. This program must be removed from your startup or your browser will always be reset again no matter what you do. (Spy Guardian Pro will allow you to monitor or remove this from your startup, you can find it by searching on a search engine like or Visit fonts.hta 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 fonts.hta location, where is it stored on my computer?
This is found at c:\windows\fonts\fonts.hta

  • Is fonts.hta spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • 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 fonts.hta considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove fonts.hta?
        Yes, I would remove fonts.hta 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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