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Sunday, February 9, 2014

What is PluginService.exe and how to remove it?

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PluginService.exe - by Cherished Technololgy LIMITED

What is PluginService.exe?

PluginService.exe is a part of IePlugin control program that comes bundled with adware and potentially unwanted programs. It's detected as Win32/ELEX.AB and PUP.Optional.IePluginService.A by multiple anti-virus scanners. This program installs a Windows Service called IePlugin Service that runs automatically when Windows starts. It hijacks web browsers and may change you home page or default search provider. For example, it can set your new home page to Awesomehp or Sweet Page. PluginService.exe is digitally signed by Thinknice Co. Limited. It is usually located in 'C:\ProgramData\IePluginService\' folder. Please note that this program can download and install additional malware on your computer. Besides, it's not essentials for Windows and may cause serious problems. It can make your web browser run slower or even crash occasionally. It goes without saying that I recommend you to remove PluginService.exe from your computer and run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: PluginService.exe
Publisher: Cherished Technololgy LIMITED
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IePluginService\
File Location Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\IePluginService\
Startup file: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services 'IePlugin Service'