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Sunday, February 22, 2015

What is db101.exe and how to remove it?

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db101.exe - Downloader.Generic14.HTD.

What is db101.exe?

db101.exe is a malicious file that belongs to a Trojan horse. It can download and install adware and other malware on your computer. This malware can be also found listed as db100.exe, db102.exe, db103.exe, db104.exe, db105.exe, db106.exe, db107.exe, etc. It's currently detected by most anti-virus engines as Downloader.Generic14.HTD, Adware/Win32.AdPeak, Gen:Variant.FakeAV.120, Trj/Genetic.gen. What issues can db101.exe create? It can make your computer, or other device, more vulnerable to attack by other types of malware by creating weaknesses in your security. It can slow down your computer's CPU making programs load and run more slowly. What is more, it can cause your Internet connection to slow down too, often causing websites to crash once they are finally open. And last but not least, it can inundate you with pop-up windows that refuse to go away. Usually, this malware creates multiple instances of db101.exe (up to 20 or even more) going up to 500,000 K of memory usage. If you try to shut them down they will coming back, so don't waste your time. Needless to say, it is not essential for Windows and may cause some serious problems. You can also get this error pop-up saying that the Setup was enable to automatically close all applications. The error pop-up shows up roughly once every 5 to 10 minuets. I recommend you to remove db101.exe and related malware from your computer. Run a full system scan with anti-malware software.

File name: db101.exe
Publisher: Unknown
File Location Windows XP: C:\Windows\TEMP\db101.exe
File Location Windows 7/8: C:\Windows\TEMP\db101.exe
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → db101.exe

Here's an example of an error caused by db101.exe malware: