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Remove Aurora

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Aurora is a false web browser, which claims to be an advantageous one. Computer users should not fall for its claims and get rid of this program without a hesitation. Computer experts have assigned this application to the “potentially unwanted programs” (PUPs) list not without a reason. If you want to learn more, please read below.

What is known about Aurora virus?

We have investigated Aurora Browser and found out that this rogue application is actually an adware. So despite the fact that this fake browser claims to block intrusive web ads, in reality, it generates them. Indeed, it is quite a deceptive program, and there are various negative comments on it online. We are going to explain how this bogus browser works.

Aurora Browser download page

Questions about Aurora

First of all, this browser can be installed without your knowledge and set as a default Internet browser on your computer. It will place its icon on your computer desktop and in Start Menu as well. Aurora adware does not look like a bad program at the first glance, but you are for sure going to notice its suspicious activities later on. The first suspicious thing about this adware is that it tracks you. To be precise, it collects information about your browsing history, downloads, your IP address, computer geolocation, search queries, and so on.

Based on this particular data, Aurora PUP starts sending you targeted advertisements in a form of banners, pop-up ads, and sometimes in-text links. Some of these ads may appear on the websites you visit, and some of them may pop-up in separate browser windows or new tab pages. However, no matter how catchy ads by Aurora look, avoid clicking on them, because they are filled with redirect links, which can force you to visit possibly high-risk third-party websites. Aurora redirects you to these websites because it aims to earn money by promoting affiliate marketing. Unfortunately, some of the websites promoted by Aurora can be dangerous, so it is advised to stay clear of them. What is more, loads of Aurora ads diminish computer’s performance, so we recommend removing it without a delay using an anti-malware software like Reimage.

How did Aurora hijack my PC?

You can download Aurora Browser from its official website, however, as we have mentioned earlier, Aurora Browser virus can also enter your computer without your consent, and that is yet another characteristic that describes a typical PUP. Luckily, there is a way to prevent installing such untrustworthy programs, and all it takes is just a little more of your attention while installing new software on your computer. Be extremely cautious when installing freeware or shareware that you download from the Internet because such programs frequently promote various potentially unwanted software. Pay attention to each statement provided on software’s installation menu, and adjust the settings in a proper way. Instead of traditional Standard or Default installation settings, opt for Custom or Advance one. Then opt-out all offers to download and install “recommended programs” because most of them can be possibly dangerous to your computer.

If you have already been affected by Aurora Browser malware, please, do not waste your valuable time and remove this computer parasite without a hesitation. You can find a detailed Aurora removal guide on page 2.

How to remove Aurora Browser?

No matter whether you have hit Aurora Browser download link somewhere online, or if it has entered your computer without your knowledge, you should remove it ASAP. There are many negative Aurora Browser user reviews, and our report explains why do people complain about this dubious program so much. It is annoying and unsafe to use, so we recommend replacing it with a legitimate and safe web browser such as Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or IE.
You can remove Aurora Browser virus using anti-malware software, but you can you can also get rid of this ad-supported parasite manually, too. Aurora Browser removal guidelines are provided below:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Aurora, follow these steps:

Remove Aurora from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Aurora and related programs
    Here, look for Aurora or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Delete Aurora from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Aurora or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase Aurora from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Aurora and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Aurora removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Aurora from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Aurora should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Aurora from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Aurora and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Aurora removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Aurora from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Aurora and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Aurora removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Aurora from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Aurora or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Aurora removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Guest says:
    June 3rd, 2005 at 3:06 pm

    Hope you can help me!!
    My pc my antiapyware detect this infection but as you can see it have reached the restore files, what can i do to delete this files??????
    c:system volume information_restore{5888c98e-316a-44e3-964e-1cd9b2613d9d}rp5a0000311.dll

    c:system volume information_restore{5888c98e-316a-44e3-964e-1cd9b2613d9d}rp5a0000309.exe

    any clue, please e-mail me at:

  2. Guest says:
    June 9th, 2005 at 4:06 am

    I also had a virus file from Aurora.exe called win32.bettInet also a program called nail.exe was installed. How I got all this I do not know.

  3. Guest says:
    July 11th, 2005 at 1:07 am


    I have downloaded and tried 20 anti spyware removal tools in the last 2 days. I use kaspersky anti virus and nothing I mean nothing I do is getting rid of this aurora.exe or more technically poller.exe virus. Each time the virus pops so does the aurora. Please can someone help me?

    Thank You,

  4. Guest says:
    July 20th, 2005 at 12:07 am

    Has anyone found away to remove Nail.exe?

    I can remove the others but they all just come back. I cant believe people can get away with this form of viruses.

  5. glenn says:
    March 1st, 2016 at 9:56 am

    i could not get rid of it manually too, had to get an automatic removal tool. however, it did work well! found some other threats on my pc and removed them. however I am still curious if someone has found a way to remove nail.exe manually

  6. Guest says:
    July 28th, 2005 at 3:07 am

    what in the world do they think the pop ups will accomplish….It just makes us mad, like we would ever visit what they are advertizing…..I have never delt with anything more annoying then this Aurora….It should be illegel and they should be able to prosicute these idiots….

  7. Guest says:
    August 13th, 2005 at 11:08 pm

    You should post on here that there is a fee for the aurora removal tool.

  8. Guest says:
    August 21st, 2005 at 12:08 am

  9. Guest says:
    August 21st, 2005 at 2:08 pm

    i could delete Aurora Spyware using a simple program named XoftSpy it`s very easy and free in just 2 or 3 minutes this malaware dissapear

  10. Guest says:
    August 22nd, 2005 at 8:08 am

    all it does is reinstall Aurora !!!

  11. Guest says:
    August 23rd, 2005 at 1:08 pm

    worked for me, besides if it reinstalled then ide be in the same place as before. what a bunch of nonsense, to think the uninstall was merely a ploy to install 2x! Like the program doesnt replicate on its own. I say if you are infected then nothing to lose, Right!!

  12. Guest says:
    October 18th, 2005 at 11:10 am

    To get rid of nail.exe, first boot into safe made (press f8 when rebooting at the point right after POST). When running create a dummy nail.exe file: In a folder other than windows right-click and create a new text file. Leave it empty then rename it nail.exe. Then right click and make it read-only. Right-click on it again and copy. Then go to the windows folder delete the existing nail.exe file and paste the one you created. This has to be done fairly quickly or the bad nail.exe will reappear. After that you can have your revenge on Aurora. This has worked a lot of times for me…

  13. AsiaHawks says:
    March 1st, 2016 at 4:16 am

    SpyHunter got rid of Aurora for me. Thanks!

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