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Friday, August 21, 2015

What is ExtTag.exe and how to remove it?

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ExtTag.exe - by AgentMainService

What is ExtTag.exe?

ExtTag.exe is a browser hijacker that will redirect your web browser to dodgy and spammy websites. In a worst-case scenario you may be redirected to a malicious website and infect your computer. It's usually detected as RDN/Generic.dx, PUP.Optional.Linkury.PrxySvrRST, Generic6.BUEW, a variant of MSIL/Toolbar.Linkury.S potentially unwanted program. Detection ration is 18 / 57. Needless to say, such detection ration is pretty low and must be improved to ensure proper protection against this malware. As a savvy internet user you don't need me to tell you that there is a plethora of weird and (not so) wonderful things hiding in plain view on the internet and waiting to do us harm. Malicious software is big business and there are no end of different, innovate (and not in a good way) methods being used to con us out of our hard earned cash, corrupt our precious files and data and render our PCs virtually unusable. Browser hijackers can be as dangerous as spyware and Trojans. ExtTag.exe can not delete your files or steal sensitive information. However, it can modify proxy settings and redirect you to malicious websites. What is more, it runs multiple processes on your computer in order to download updates and install more malware. It goes without saying that it's not essential for Windows and can cause serious problems. It's not digitally signed too. I recommend you to remove ExtTag.exe and related malware from your computer. To do so, please run a full system scan with anti-malware software.

File name: ExtTag.exe
Publisher: AgentMainService
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files\ExtTag\
File Location Windows 7/8: C:\ProgramData\ExtTag\
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → ExtTag.exe