Ad-supported programs are becoming more and more. Sacrosanct.exe and Rickshaws.exe are yet another unwanted processes you may see in your task manager that can collect information and cause pop-ups, banners and other forms of advertisements on your computer. This results in making the machine significantly slower and even freezing at times. Not only this but the advertisement displayed may result in a highly negative outcome varying from more adware installed on the computer to even infection with malware caused by browser redirects.
This is the primary reason why malware researchers strongly advise removing unwanted programs like Sacrosanct and Rickshaws from your computer. We recommend reading this article to learn more about these processes and how to remove them swiftly and effectively.
|Name||Sacrosanct and Rickshaws|
|Type||Adware / PUP|
|Short Description||The program runs two active processes on Task Manager, may display adverts and other ad-supported content.|
|Symptoms||The user PC may slow down and also freeze at times.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled installers.|
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Sacrosanct and Rickshaws – How Did I Get Them
Both those executables may come in the form of a legitimate program, toolbar or other browser extensions and add-ons for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. These programs may also be installed along other free software such as your favorite media player, torrent software, and programs that are used quite often.
Such programs may be available for free download on third-party software websites that have many free programs for free download all at once. This is why malware research experts strongly advise users to download the installers of the useful free programs they like from their official websites instead of third-party sites that may slither such PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on their computers.
Furthermore, to detect such programs included in the installers (bundled) we advise users to always choose the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options since they will reveal all installation steps. One hint that gives bundled apps away is their adding as a free extra in one of the installation steps.
Sacrosanct and Rickshaws – More Information
As soon as the program is situated on your computer, it may situate multiple files In the following Windows folders:
- %Program Files%
- %Program Files (x86)%
The files may exist under random names, and Sacrosanct and Rickshaws are just some of the support multiple files that help this app operate. Other files of it may modify the Windows registry entries and other applications, allowing the application to perform multiple actions, such as run on system startup, prevent users from uninstalling the program the conventional way and others.
In addition to those, these executables may employ cookies or directly track different information inputted from the user that may vary:
- User clicks.
- Browsing history.
- Online searches.
This may allow the program associated with Sacrosanct and Rickshaws to display advertisements which are tailored specifically to correspond to the user’s interests. This is also known as behavioral advertising, and it is an extremely widespread process for such applications.
Sacrosanct and Rickshaws Processes – Conclusion and Removal
As a bottom line, these executables most likely belong to a program that is displaying advertisements. In case you have seen different content that is ad supported and if clicked on it causes browser redirects, the reason for this may be Sacrosanct and Rickshaws processes running in your Task Manager. There may also be other programs along those installed on your computer as well.
In brief, these programs are most likely created as a part of extremely large and dense pay-per-click and affiliate networking schemes, whose creators may believe that the more ads and clicks, the more profit. These beliefs are particularly dangerous because such browser redirects and ads may in some cases lead to a malware infection. This is the primary reason we strongly advise users to delete Sacrosanct and Rickshaws from their computers, using the instructions we have provided below.