What is PopFilter.exe?

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 PopFilter.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.

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PopFilter.exe file information

The process belongs to software Popup Ad Filter or Popup Ad Filter Release (version 1) by unknown.

Description: PopFilter.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PopFilter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\Meaya\Popup Ad Filter\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 268,288 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 292,864 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. There is no description of the program. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. PopFilter.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with PopFilter.exe, you can uninstall Popup Ad Filter or Popup Ad Filter Release 1 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PopFilter.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PopFilter.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.


User Comments

Meaya Popup Filter
  Funonline   (further information)
stops popups
  crisun   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PopFilter.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think PopFilter.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PopFilter issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PopFilter. 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.

To help you analyze the PopFilter.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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