What is appOnt.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 appOnt.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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AppOnt.exe file information

The process known as appOnt.exe appears to belong to software unknown by ONTINET COM SL.

Description: AppOnt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The appOnt.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,150,408 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 1,738,760 bytes, 1,394,104 bytes or 1,390,461 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). AppOnt.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name appOnt.exe, for example Trojan.Gen.8 (detected by Symantec), and Artemis!6836EC9D3E1A (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the appOnt.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.


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Best practices for resolving appOnt issues

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

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

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