How to remove the gain_trickler_3202 virus

Most antivirus programs identify gain_trickler_3202.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gator.3202, and Symantec identifies it as SMG.Heur!cg1 or Adware.GAIN.

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Gain_trickler_3202.exe file information

The process known as gain_trickler_3202.exe belongs to software DivX 5.0.2 Pro Bundle or DivX Player or DivX Pro Codec by unknown.

Description: Gain_trickler_3202.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file gain_trickler_3202.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 200,988 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The gain_trickler_3202.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to completely remove DivX 5.0.2 Pro Bundle or DivX Player (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: You should check the gain_trickler_3202.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If gain_trickler_3202.exe 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

Gator Software - Adware

Summary: Average user rating of gain_trickler_3202.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think gain_trickler_3202.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving gain_trickler_3202 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active gain_trickler_3202 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the gain_trickler_3202.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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