The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AdblockPlusEngine.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Adblock Plus Engine for Internet Explorer or Adblock Plus Engine belongs to software Adblock Plus or Adblock Plus pour IE or Adblock Plus voor IE or Adblock Plus for IE by Eyeo GmbH.
Description: AdblockPlusEngine.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AdblockPlusEngine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,519,040 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 4,709,640 bytes, 4,821,184 bytes or 5,015,816 bytes.
The program has no visible window. AdblockPlusEngine.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. AdblockPlusEngine.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.
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If AdblockPlusEngine.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 5,384,968 bytes. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The AdblockPlusEngine.exe file is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdblockPlusEngine.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AdblockPlusEngine.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AdblockPlusEngine. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the AdblockPlusEngine.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.