Users come across with G.exe process in their Task Manager unexpectedly as in most cases their anti-viruses do not accept it as malicious and permit the installation. We may persuade you that such object is potentially unwanted to be in the system as it has negative effect on the performance of the computer. It is responsible for the generation of a slew of pop-ups in your browser that enables normal surfing the Internet.
Right-click on G.exe in the Task Manager and it will open the C:\Windows\System32 folder where the process is going on. The process finds the links with many other services and that is a real problem. If you try to delete this folder manually, you will need to demolish some other useful items, too. Not all are ready for such step, so they ignore the problem and suffer in silence. Unfortunately, the threat is still active and it creates a lot of obstacles for your normal usage of the device. It will go on until you delete G.exe infection.
Intrusion of G.exe malicious process and other associated infections into your computer may take place due to various reasons. First of all, sometimes Internet users are personally responsible for installing the large variety of potentially unwanted programs. This often takes place while they deal with cost-free software that could be bundled with such PUPs. Definitely, it is always important to pay close attention to the installation guidelines and the information contained in the EULAs (End User License Agreements) related to such free software. In case you read about some third-party software that is suggested for you to be installed by default, do not agree with such misleading proposals. Switch to the advanced or custom installation mode where you may uncheck such options from being implemented. Finally, penetration of G.exe is the result of poor protection of your computer by your existing anti-virus software. It is also true that some users prefer not to have any anti-malware at all (which is surely not a good idea). On the other hand, there are many reputable anti-virus applications that claim to defend your PC whereas in times of malware attacks they fail to perform their direct function. Definitely, the fact that G.exe got injected is the reason for you to reconsider your choices in terms of the security software into which you entrust the integrity of your PC.
If you keep your defense tools updated (under the condition that you have them on your computer), . the G.exe process will not harm your system. Add a special program that has been created to track and delete computer threats. Meet GridinSoft Anti-Malware program that will solve the problem with such threats like you already have.
G.exe removal guide
STEP 1. Remove G.exe virus from the browser
First of all, G.exe is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
- Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
- Select the browser, which is infected by G.exe, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
- When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and G.exe has been removed from your browser:
Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:
BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that G.exe hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.
STEP 2. Remove G.exe traces from the system
- Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
- Scan your computer system:
- After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
- Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed G.exe!
Video guide on how to remove G.exe from the system:
STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with G.exe in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.