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Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE Description and Removal

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NameOverlook.exe and Navigate.eXE
TypeAd-supported PUP
Short DescriptionThese processes may have been brought by a PUP.
SymptomsThe display of Ads by GraphiteTinker.
Distribution MethodVia bundling, unsafe browsing, fake software updates, etc.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE

p15_0000There have been complaints in online of the appearing of multiple performance affecting processes on user computers, going by the names Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE. These processes are believed by security researchers to be administered by PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Such programs are unwanted since they do not use regular install practices to be situated onto user PCs. More to it than that, such PUPs may administer various ads since they are created with the sole purpose of profit generating. This is why their removal is advisable by most security experts.

How Did I Get Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE on My PC?

There are several ways you may have installed such software on your computer. The most likely methods of distribution are bundling and clicking on random advertisements. Bundling apps is mainly combining them in the installers of other programs. This is done mainly with one goal – the third-party driver may receive money to include these apps as free ‘extras’. However, in reality most third-party software providers do not bother themselves with the content of these bundles.

Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE Description

These executables may be initiated to run multiple times in the Windows Task Manager. This may result in PC slowdowns and several other side effects, such as apps not responding, etc. Most of these processes might be tracking technologies that collect different information about the user’s interests to display generated advertisements based on those.

This is a very profitable strategy since the app developers generate web traffic to their web sites because sometimes the redirects may be to site that may belong the same developer of the PUPs. More to it than that, some third-party sites may pose a direct threat to the user. Such threats can be to scam him into entering his personal information as a part of a fill-out form to claim a prize, enter a contest, get free product trials or anything that may be falsely promised. More to it than that, the user may be scammed to call fraudulent customer support numbers, with the belief there is a virus on their machine.

These threats are not even the most dangerous. The user may become a victim of malware infection which may do various damages to his computer. One such disease is called ransomware, and it is a new form of online extortion. What it does is it encrypts the user’s files and then prompts him to conduct an online payment for their safe retrieval, giving a deadline. After such period the fee either may double or the files could get deleted.

How To Remove Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE?

To successfully remove these files, you should first follow the step-by-step removal manual below. Also, make sure you scan your computer with a professional anti-malware program that will make sure all objects associated with these suspicious executables are completely eradicated from your system. An advanced malware protection is always good to keep close since it updates regularly and has an active shield that detects threats before they penetrate the PC.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE

1. Remove/Uninstall Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE and click “Remove


    After Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Overlook.exe and Navigate.eXE will be removed.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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