How to remove the SAcc virus

Most antivirus programs identify SAcc.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SurfAccuracy.t or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SurfAccuracy.z, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.SurfAccuracy.

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SAcc.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software SAcc Application or Surf Accuracy by unknown.

Description: SAcc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SAcc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 116,224 bytes. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. SAcc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with SAcc.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Surf Accuracy).

Recommended: Identify SAcc.exe related errors

If SAcc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 142,336 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. SAcc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

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

It's a keylogger, see the link for full details
  Michael Davey  
SAcc.exe is an advertising program by Surf Accuracy.
Spyware/Adware from SurfAccuracy. Monitors surfing habit and calls home. Popup ads appear every few minutes as well.
Documented in other spyware databases
It's extremely annoying, produces mass of pop-ups.
  Martin Buchanan  
Not a lot other than I did a search for a Corvette Club a few weeks ago.I can only think it came from that search.
  Mr D J Glover.   (further information)
I found a virus from this file
Spyware dangerous
  Jason Steel   (further information)
Is part of an adware application (Symantec: Adware.SurfAccuracy)
  Dave   (further information)
crashed my computer
  got from software club  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SAcc.exe: based on 25 votes with 13 user comments. 2 users think SAcc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 15 users think SAcc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SAcc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active SAcc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the SAcc.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.

Other processes

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