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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What is cacaoweb.exe and how to remove it?

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What is cacaoweb.exe?

Cacaoweb.exe is a part of Cacaoweb program that is classified as adware and PUP by multiple anti-virus engines, for example Heur.Suspicious and Trojan.DownLoader5.50849. It's not a virus but it can display ads on your computer. It can also download additional components in the background without your permission. This program even adds a firewall exception for the main executable file cacaoweb.exe. This file runs automatically every time Windows starts. To do so, it modifies Windows registry. This file has a valid digital signature. Some variants of this program also installs browser extensions that can be used to collect information about your browsing habits and inject ads into any web page. What is more, it usually comes bundled with other adware and even spyware. Needless to say, this program is not essential for Windows and may cause problems. It can make your web browser run slower or even crash occasionally. I recommend you to remove cacaoweb.exe and related malware from your computer. Scan your computer with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: cacaoweb.exe
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files\cacaoweb\
File Location Windows 7: C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\cacaoweb\
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → 'cacaoweb'