I wrote this article to help you remove ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE. This ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE removal guide works for all Windows versions.

ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE is a rogue executable, belonging to a malicious program. Security experts have placed the software under the potentially unwanted program (PUP) umbrella. The shady tool has been developed to raise revenue for its proprietors. To achieve its goal, ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE conducts unauthorized tasks. The main activity of the insidious program is supported advertising. The other part of the malicious agenda is collecting information from users’ machines. Both actions expose people to security threats.

What risks does ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE involve?

The flagship function of ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE is advertising. The renegade developers use the covert tool to support third party content. The PUP generates shopping advertisements. The ads range between diverse formats, including pop-ups, pop-unders, full-page windows, coupon boxes, banners, in-text links, floating, transitional, interstitial, contextual, inline and comparison ads. The PUP focuses on bargain offers in the effort to get users interested. The ads are highlighted with special effects, like bright color patterns, cursive fonts and flash animations.

The developers of ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE need users to follow the ads in order to make profit. They are paid a certain amount for every user-generated click. This monetizing technique is called the pay-per-click system. To make as much proceeds as possible, the PUP generates a high number of ads. The aggressive activity could result in technical difficulties. Your computer can slow down and have trouble completing your requests. The delayed system performance is the least of the problems, but it serves as an indicator. The advertisements ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE displays are a potential carrier for malware. Clicking on them could infect your machine. Our advice is to avoid unsolicited ads.

The other way for ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE to make proceeds for its owners is by recording input from your browser and selling it. The PUP will track your browsing history, save the details you enter into fields and accounts online, as well as the specifications about your computer. The data the covert program can obtain encompasses your keystrokes, IP address, email, OS version, geographic location, demographic profile, telephone number, physical registration, user names, passwords and PIN codes. There are illegal markets on the web, used for data trading. The people who acquire your information could be cyber criminals.

What propagation vectors does ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE make use of?

The PUP is transferred through a couple of techniques. The first method we will describe is bundling. The furtive program can use software as a host. The download clients for ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE are freeware, shareware and pirated programs. The unwanted tool is offered as a bonus with the main utility from the bundle. You have to find where it is listed in the terms and conditions and remove the check mark from the box next to it. We advise you to read the end user license agreement (EULA) of the programs your intend to add to your system.

The other distribution method ARCHAPPLICATION.EXE uses is spam email campaigns. The PUP gets secluded behind attachments, presented as important documents. The spammer can state that the file is a letter, a receipt, an invoice, a bill, a fine, a notice or something else you would find important. It is easy to misrepresent a private company or a public organization. All the sender has to do is copy the coordinates of the entity in question. Our advice is to proof the reliability of your in-box messages before opening attachments from them. Check the email address the person has sent the letter from.


STEP-1 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.


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


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


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


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

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