Is aurora.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of aurora.exe:









File purpose and description:

Aurora.exe is a program that would not have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. This would have been installed by you or installed with some other software without your knowledge of the install. This is one of the most abundant spyware or adware programs found on the internet today, and has been reported as very difficult to remove. This is a known adware module known as aurora, also called "a better internet", and is also referred to as a "browser hijacker". Aurora (ABetterInternet) adware creates popup windows on your computer. The purpose of this aurora.exe file is to alter your settings, and push advertising to the hijacked pages and search engines, etc. If you wish to remove ABetterInternet, this file is part of it. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
aurora.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
You should search for this file in case the location is changing, as aurora has been reported as a difficult spyware program to eliminate.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, aurora.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of aurora.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!