What is advert4.exe?

advert4.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected advert4.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

advert4.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

advert4.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

53 of the 68 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the advert4.exe file. That's a 78% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Acronis suspicious
Ad-Aware Trojan.Zamg.Q
AhnLab-V3 Trojan/Win32.Agent.C2691064
ALYac Trojan.Zamg.Q
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Banker]/Win32.Emotet
Arcabit Trojan.Zamg.Q
Avast Win32:Trojan-gen
AVG Win32:Trojan-gen
Avira HEUR/AGEN.1035597
BitDefender Trojan.Zamg.Q
Bkav HW32.Packed.
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.IGENERIC
Comodo Malware@#16l7tontxnv90
CrowdStrike malicious_confidence_100% (W)
Cybereason malicious.259fff
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/Trojan.OBCV-7351
DrWeb Trojan.PWS.Stealer.24403
eGambit Unsafe.AI_Score_98%
Emsisoft Trojan.Zamg.Q (B)
Endgame malicious (high confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.GKKQ
F-Prot W32/Emotet.IC.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure Heuristic.HEUR/AGEN.1035597
Fortinet W32/Kryptik.GLXU!tr
GData Trojan.Zamg.Q
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.Tofsee
Invincea heuristic
Jiangmin Trojan.Banker.Emotet.crk
K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 0053b8d51 )
K7GW Trojan ( 0053b8d51 )
Kaspersky Trojan-Banker.Win32.Emotet.bces
Malwarebytes Trojan.SmokeLoader
McAfee GenericRXGJ-SF!3BE181A259FF
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.PWSZbot.dc
Microsoft Backdoor:Win32/Tofsee!rfn
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Zamg.Q
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Emotet.fhzknq
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.657
Rising Trojan.Kryptik!1.B3C2 (CLASSIC)
SentinelOne static engine - malicious
Sophos Mal/Elenoocka-G
Symantec Packed.Generic.493
Tencent Win32.Trojan-banker.Emotet.Loib
Trapmine malicious.high.ml.score
VBA32 BScope.Backdoor.Tofsee
Webroot W32.Trojan.Gen
Zillya Trojan.Emotet.Win32.3982
ZoneAlarm Trojan-Banker.Win32.Emotet.bces
53 of the 68 anti-virus programs detected the advert4.exe file.

advert4.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove advert4.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the advert4.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that advert4.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate advert4.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the advert4.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate advert4.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the advert4.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If advert4.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If advert4.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If advert4.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that advert4.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to advert4.exe:

advert4.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

advert4.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

advert4.exe has stopped working.

End Program - advert4.exe. This program is not responding.

advert4.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

advert4.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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