How to remove the Lollipop virus

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.

The Lollipop.exe file is a software component of Lollipop by Lollipop Network, S.L.
"Lollipop.exe", identified in Microsoft's Threat Encyclopedia as "Adware:Win32/Lollipop" and by Symantec as "Trojan.Gen.2", is adware by Lollipop Network, S.L., in Barcelona, Spain, a "primary distributor" of unwanted software, advertised as a "performance based contextual advertising network" aimed at Europe and Latin America. It is typically bundled with the PlayerPlus application on video streaming websites and installs without user consent under the profile folder as "C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Lollipop\Lollipop.exe". It has three different ways of setting itself to start at Windows boot depending on the OS and antivirus in use. It transmits data to a remote server identifying the computer's geographical location and security software. The ads it presents vary based on location and browsed keywords and may be pornographic. It can be removed via the Control Panel; removing all entries containing "Lollipop" is advised.

Lollipop stands for Lollipop Network Adware

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Lollipop.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Lollipop
Lollipop.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Lollipop or PowerOffer by Lollipop Network, S.L.

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.

Recommended: Identify Lollipop.exe related errors

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 ▾
  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

Dieser Virus hat meinen PC verlangsamt
ich habe diesen auf der seite von shark eingeholt.Codecpack für windo7 & 8
Es wird bei mir immer automatisch Werbung geöffnet, auch wenn der Browser gar nicht offen ist... Mehr weiß ich nicht darüber,
Versuchte mich auf eine ungesicherte Seite weiter zu leiten ... kann aber normalerweise einfach entfernt werden. ... warum wurde ich von dieser Seite auf eine weitere Seite, die auf dem Index steht, für Mal-ware weiter geleitet ...
Werbeanalyse-Programm; enthalten in Audioconverter "SUPER". Ein Schmarotzer, welcher entfernt werden sollte.
  Delta Whiskey 12  
It installed a and adware on my pc. Luckly Norton blocked these but didn't remove the program. Go to the link and get the trial version to prevent more damage.
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Tausende werbefenster! Bekomme ihn nicht deinstalliert!!
mein PC ist deutlich langsamer geworden einfache Deinstallation ist nicht möglich McAfee Stinger war nicht in der Lage, es zu entfernen, avast erkennt es gar nicht, Spybot Search & Destroy erkennt es auch nicht, weitere Versuche es zu entfernen dauern derzeit noch an!
Mein pc ist extrem langsam geworden. Meine externe Festplatte schreibt und liest deutlich schneller als die befallene interne, obwohl die ext. per USB 2 angeschlossen ist. Vor kurzem kamen dann abstürze und bluescreens. Die deinstallation klappt nicht, jedes mal erscheint nur blitzartig die console und verschwindet wieder. Keine Ahnung was da steht, aber ich versuche verzweifelt den scheiß los zu werden. Ich hab die Vermutung das diese Datei mit dem unauffindbaren Programm namens "freetech updater" welches kurz im autostart zu sehen ist, zusammen hängt.

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Summary: Average user rating of Lollipop.exe: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments. 5 users suspect danger. 5 users think Lollipop.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Lollipop issues

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