Folder.exe is a Trojan Horse virus that has been recently published. As such, Folder.exe is very dangerous and is able to damage the infected machine in a wide variety of ways.
Your computer is very likely to get infected with a Trojan virus, such as Folder.exe, if you don’t pay enough attention to your Internet activities and the things you click on. The main reason is that this malware spreads on the Internet primarily through disguised pieces of web content that are very difficult to distinguish from standard and harmless web material. Commonly, Trojans can be distributed via legitimate-looking web links, online ads, banners, pop-ups, spam messages or email attachments. And, unfortunately, no indications can suggest that such a malware can be disguised as these types of web materials.
One careless click is all that is needed to get infected, and from then on, the Trojan will secretly execute numerous malicious activities in your device and trigger serious problems and damage to all your files , applications and operating systems.
If you are one of the Folder.exe or Nwjs victims, the following lines might just be what you need to identify and remove the virus from your computer. With the help of our step-by-step removal guide that can be found below the text, we hope that even inexperienced web users can manage to handle the infection without losing much time.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Folder.exe!
How to remove Folder.exe
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Folder.exe in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Folder.exe from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Folder.exe.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Folder.exe.
- If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Folder.exe from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Folder.exe extension
- Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
- Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Folder.exe and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
- Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of Folder.exe on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Folder.exe extension
- Get rid of Folder.exe by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open Firefox
- Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
- Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
- Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
- Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
- Start Edge
- Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
- Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
- Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
- Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Folder.exe” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Folder.exe
- Open task manager
- Look for the Folder.exe process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Folder.exe
- Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
- Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
- If you don’t see a “Folder.exe” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
- Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
- If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
- Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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- If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
- Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Folder.exe
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Folder.exe in there
- Uninstall Folder.exe from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Folder.exe-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
- Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
- After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Folder.exe in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
How bad will your computer be affected by Folder.exe?
Since most Trojan-based infections appear to be incredibly versatile, we cannot tell you precisely what to expect from advanced malware infections like Folder.exe. The offenders who develop the virus may decide that they may use the dangerous code for a variety of unlawfully operated practices such as computer manipulation, stealing of classified information, espionage, distribution of ransomware, total system destruction and more.
You surely don’t have to wait for your computer to be completely destroyed before you remove the Trojan, but in certain situations, the harm can be very quick and irreparable. This is why we highly recommend that you act immediately and get rid of Folder.exe with the help of the instructions provided in the removal guide below.
How to protect your system?
Trojans can be found in about any location of the Internet – including pirated applications, torrents, fake web ads, spam e-mail attachments, executable files, illegal web pages, online deals, cracked or low-quality software installers and resources which can be downloaded from the web for free.
Reputable websites can be attacked and compromised by Trojan Horses as well, which is why you do want to be careful when surfing the Internet. Try to screen carefully the information with which you interact and keep away from everything that seems questionable. For the most part, you have the protection of your computer in your hands and can strive not just to keep away from possible malware transmitters but also to install high-quality antivirus software. Such software has been programmed to detect and warn you of dangerous web materials, so that prompt action can be taken to remove the threat.