How to remove the ClickPotatoLiteSA virus

Most antivirus programs identify ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe as malware—for instance BitDefender identifies it as Gen:Adware.Heur.Tm1@RaH3i!c, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.Clkpotato!gen3 or Trojan.ADH.2.

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ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ClickPotatoLiteSA
ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ClickPotato Search Assistant or ClickPotato Search assistant belongs to software ClickPotato by Pinball.

Description: ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 740,144 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 790,400 bytes, 739,632 bytes, 783,664 bytes or 739,120 bytes. 
The ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall ClickPotato, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on ClickPotato in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ClickPotato Search Assistant has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

something used for browser ads/popups
  MRJCPU   (further information)
bei mir zeigt er an das es ein virus ist (Trojaner) !!
  danie franz  
Ad ware

Summary: Average user rating of ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ClickPotatoLiteSA issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ClickPotatoLiteSA process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ClickPotatoLiteSA.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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