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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This program comes from Gator corporation, which has changed its name to Claria. The purpose of this program is to track and display advertisements to you. It may also exchange data with the Claria computers to better track your browsing. Visit gator.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 gator.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can do a system search if you wish to find this file, the location here is not currently listed.

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

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