Extension: exe

installer.exe

 
 
installer.exe is an executable file which primary purpose is to start a parasite or launch some of its components. Once executed, the installer.exe file runs a process that is responsible for the parasite's payload. installer.exe is a significant part of a dangerous threat, but it can also work on its own. DO NOT execute it!
The installer.exe file is installed and used by adware BingoFun Games. It is also related to other parasites such as adware WebHancer, adware NavHelper, adware Total Velocity Hijacker, adware ViewPoint Media Player, trojan Backwork, Cold Fusion, Moses and MediaTicket. These threats can use installer.exe for different purposes, as the file's functionality depends on a particular parasite it belongs to.
You are highly advised to scan the system, delete executable installer.exe and terminate all the processes it started.
Sometimes a presence of installer.exe does not indicate that your computer is infected. It can be an essential system file or a file installed by harmless legitimate software and therefore may not pose any threat to your privacy and the system. Although such cases are quite rare, you should thoroughly examine installer.exe before completely deleting or leaving it in the system. installer.exe is an executable file which primary purpose is to start a parasite or launch some of its components. Once executed, the installer.exe file runs a process that is responsible for the parasite's payload. installer.exe is a significant part of a dangerous threat, but it can also work on its own. DO NOT execute it!
The installer.exe file is installed and used by Metafisher.
The installer.exe file usually runs the same named process. This process silently works in background and performs harmful actions. It remains active while installer.exe is present in the system. Removing the file will immediately terminate a process and prevent it from running later. That is why you have to manually delete the installer.exe file. If you cannot erase it, consider using recommended spyware removers, which will get rid of installer.exe and associated parasites for you.
In some cases a presence of installer.exe does not mean that your system is infected. The file may actually belong to some fully legitimate applications and therefore must stay intact. If you are in doubt, please scan the installer.exe file using you regular spyware remover or antivirus program.

verdict - status of the file:

diagnosis required
2-spyware.com research center gathers and checks all information related to installer.exe. We ask ourselves the questions like: Do this file pose a threat? Does the filename is exploited by Malware? and other. The final status of the file is purely our opinion.
DIAGNOSIS REQUIRED status means that this filename is exploited by the viruses. There can be the
dangerous file with the same name as the safe file. Use the Advice below:

Advice:

If your Computer seems Sluggish, or you see some unwanted Advertisements, redirects to the strange websites, then we recommend you to scan the system with reputable anti-spyware program. Do some FREE scan tests and you will see if there are some unwanted applications, whitch might be responsible for the tab stability of the system.
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Information added: 2004-06-08 00:11:26
Information updated: 2006-02-18 06:21:22

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