eXact.Downloader is in reality an Adware program called a Trojan Downloader. It downloads other adware programs that display pop-up advertising, banner advertising or browser hijacking whenever you’re surfing the Internet.
Its creators, eXact Advertising, have been in class action lawsuits regarding eXact Downloader because according to Plaintiff Yehuda Michaekli’s complaint, it “has unlawfully used and damaged Plaintiff’s rights to use and enjoy his personal property. Without Plaintiff’s authorization, eXact Advertising infected Plaintiff’s computer with harmful and offensive spyware programs by deceptively bundling its malicious software with […] other small software programs. These harmful programs would then secretly track Plaintiff’s Internet use, thereby invading his privacy and damaging his computer. […] In addition to invading Plaintiff’s privacy, eXact Advertising’s unwanted spyware and adware programs illicitly caused Plaintiff’s computer to slow down, consume excessive bandwidth […] ultimately causing many computers to crash.”
If your computer is infected with eXact.Downloader or its variants, you may have gotten it by visiting dubious websites or downloading freeware or shareware. These are considered to be unsafe browsing habits and should be avoided as much as possible. You should also increase your browser’s security settings to avoid future infections.
eXact.Downloader and its variants are easily and quickly removed with ZookaWare PC Cleaner.
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