Most antivirus programs identify Lollipop.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2, and McAfee identifies it as Artemis!8E59863FC171 or Artemis!53CD1E3E84E4.
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Description: Lollipop.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lollipop.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,277,824 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,318,944 bytes and 7 more variants.
The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). Lollipop.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Lollipop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 2,439,168 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 2,666,496 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). Lollipop.exe is not a Windows core file.
Important: You should check the Lollipop.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Lollipop 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Lollipop process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Lollipop.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.