Have you seen votprx.exe running in the background of your system? If so, you should be careful – votprx.exe is an indication of an adware infiltration. According to detections by several AV software vendors, votprx.exe belongs to Arcade Twist – a potentially unwanted and ad-supported program that has caused issues.
|Type||Adware, .exe Process|
|Short Description||votprx.exe is related to a known adware application – ArcadeTwist.|
|Symptoms||Unwanted advertisements, browser and system slowdowns.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled freeware.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by votprx.exe|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Your Optimizer.|
From our article Remove Arcade Twist Ads:
Once installed, Arcade Twist is known to display numerous ads in the web pages the user visits. The application is compatible with Mozilla, Chrome, and other commonly used browsers, and may appear as a BHO or an add-on. Clicking on the displayed advertising material is not advisory, because the user may be linked to corrupted web pages and infect the system with harmful software. Arcade Twist may collect information about your browsing habits, searches, IP address, location, etc. The tracked data is used mainly to serve the user relevant marketing content. But it may also be transferred to interested third parties and used for questionable purposes.
votprx.exe is a process that may endanger the performance of your system and may increase its vulnerability. votprx.exe may also be associated with malware.
File Name: VOTPrx.exe
File Location: %LocalAppData%\ArcadeTwist\cat\VOTPrx.exe
Other Detections: Threat.GameVance.ArcadeTwist; PUP.GameVance.ArcadeTwist; PUP/Win32.ArcadeTwist; PUP/ArcadeTwist.A.
votprx.exe Removal Manual
As already stated, votprx.exe belongs to the adware program Arcade Twist, known to generate advertisements and collect user information. To remove all traces of Arcade Twist and terminate the votprx.exe process, an anti-malware solution should be applied. Experienced users can also refer to the removal guide below the article.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall votprx.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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall votprx.exe.
Step 2: Remove votprx.exe from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select votprx.exe and click “Remove”
After votprx.exe is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select votprx.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 votprx.exe has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on votprx.exe
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall votprx.exe. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the votprx.exe will be removed.