Most AV engines report db101.exe as a malicious file, part of a Trojan infection that can download and install adware or other potentially harmful programs on the affected computer. db101.exe is detected as Trj/Genetic.gen, Downloader.Generic14.HTD, Gen:Variant.FakeAV.120, Adware/Win32.AdPeak. The malicious program runs from C:\Windows\Temp\db101.exe.
Aliases: db100.exe, db102.exe, db103.exe, db104.exe, db105.exe, db106.exe, db107.exe, etc.
How Does db101.exe Affect Your Computer?
The presence of db101.exe on your PC may compromise the security of your system and make it vulnerable to further malware attacks. db101.exe can slow down the CPU of your computer, which can make most of the programs on your machine load and run significantly slower than before. Furthermore, your internet connection may slow down, and the websites you visit may repeatedly crash.
The adware program running the db101.exe process will inject numerous intrusive pop-up advertisements in the web pages you visit. These third-party ads are designed to promote different products and services, and attract users to install additional content, such as optimization utilities, toolbars, applications, etc. Their main purpose is to generate pay-per-click revenue and boost the traffic on certain websites.
How Does Adware Enter Your PC?
Adware programs are often bundled with other commonly online downloaded software, like PDF creators, media players, program updates, etc. In most cases, users don’t even notice the additional installations since they can only be seen in the Advanced options. Be more attentive when you download and install software online and select your download sources carefully. Unwanted content can easily end up in your system if you just click on the “Next” button until the installation is finished. Make sure that your AV tools are always updated and avoid visiting suspicious websites.
How to Remove db101.exe From Your PC Permanently?
Experts recommend deleting db101.exe from your computer with the assistance of a reputable anti-malware tool. Follow the steps below to remove db101.exe completely from your machine.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove db101.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of db101.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove db101.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase db101.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall db101.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove db101.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate db101.exe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove db101.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove db101.exe
Step 2: Uninstall db101.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by db101.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by db101.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of db101.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall db101.exe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove db101.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove db101.exe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as db101.exe, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove db101.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase db101.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall db101.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove db101.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the db101.exe will be removed.
Eliminate db101.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.