How to Remove Important.exe (Chrome/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Important.exe. This Important.exe removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Important.exe falls into the category of adware and it is anything BUT important. The nasty tool hasn’t been created to be helpful to you. Its only purpose is monetary gain. It helps crooks make money. However, you are the one who suffers in the process. The parasite causes you a ton of problems. It exposes you to malware risk. It threatens your privacy. It corrupts your system and so on. Some of the issues may not be caused directly by the adware but by the adware`s presence. Either way, you have to get rid of the pest as soon as you spot it.

Luckily for you, adware pieces are relatively easy to tackle. That is if you act fast. If you procrastinate, things will escalate so quickly and you may not have the chance to do that. This article will help you uninstall Important.exe from your PC. We have prepared an easy-to-follow removal guide, which you can find down below. All you have to do it follow the steps in the exact order.

Once the adware has settled in your system, its shenanigans begin. The first thing it does is to attack your browsers. All of them so you don’t even have one reliable browser to use. The adware messes with your default settings and makes changes which you didn’t agree to. The adware doesn’t need your permission. It operates behind your back. You may find your homepage and search engine replaces with another domain that it incredibly unsafe. Also, Important.exe adds a pesky plugin, which works perfectly with Mozilla, Chrome, and Internets Explorer. This way Important.exe injects your browsers with ads. An avalanche of annoying commercials will cover your screen whenever you open one of your browsers.

Ads in all forms will disturb you on daily basis – pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads, best prices, deals, coupons, etc. Pretty much everything you can think of. Keep in mind that all of them are dangerous. The crooks use them to make money via the pay-per-click mechanism. This means that your click fills hackers` pockets. But what is worse is that their profits come at your expense. Not only you are helping crooks but you may worsen your situation in the process. Most of the advertisements conceal dangerous malware infections in them and your one single click in enough these infection to enter your machine. Another possible scenario is that the ad link will redirect you to a shady webpage which also can be laced with malware. You can compromise your already infected computer even more in no time. Dangerous parasites are only one click away.

Aside from the irritating ad bombardment, the adware also redirects you everytime you visit a website. Or, should we say, attempt to visit. Can you describe this as a pleasant browsing experience? Of course not. Due to the adware`s presence, you cannot surf the web at peace anymore. You are not in charge. You have to watch your each step always trying not to accidentally click on something. Moreover, your machine is also suffering because of the nasty adware. Your PC speed slows down to a crawl. Your browsers start freezing as they are overwhelmed with ads. Your system crashed frequently and your Internet connection is so unstable that it is just impossible to use your computer normally.

And yet, there is more. All of the above-mentioned issues are, in fact, very annoying as well as potentially dangerous, but the biggest problem is the security risk you are facing just my keeping the adware on board. You see, the program spies on you. It starts monitoring your every online move from the second it enters. It has access to everything – IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, accounts, browsers. Even your financial and identifiable data is not beyond its reach. But the worst part us that it is not only the adware which has access to all of that. The crooks do too. Important.exe collect all the valuable info it finds and when it decides it has enough it sends it all to the hackers behind it. Are you going to let crooks have such power over you? Are you going to open them the door to your private life? Delete the parasite now!

You may also wonder how these pests travel the web and how they infect you without you realizing. Usually, infections, adware included, need you to allow them to enter your machine. However, it is clear you would not do that if they ask you straightforward, so they turn to trickery and deceive to dope you. Bundles software is one of the most popular and effective methods. Especially if you download it from unverified sources. If you are not careful enough and you rush the installation you will get all the infections hiding in the program package. That’s why opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones. They take more time but also allow you to deselect any program which looks suspicious and which you don’t want to get along with the others.

Reading the Terms and Conditions is also a must. Blindly clicking on “next” until the program is installed is the worst thing you can do. Infections need you to be careless. Otherwise, they cannot get it. Other infiltration tactics include spam messages, corrupted links/torrents/ads, fake program updates, etc. The techniques are too many to count but none of them is good enough to get the parasite in without you cooperating. Don’t be negligent and don’t make yourself an even easier target. Be vigilant and protect your privacy.

Important.exe Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Important.exe from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Important.exe from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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