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votprx.exe – Should I Uninstall It?

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.

Namevotprx.exe
TypeAdware, .exe Process
Short Descriptionvotprx.exe is related to a known adware application – ArcadeTwist.
SymptomsUnwanted advertisements, browser and system slowdowns.
Distribution MethodBundled freeware.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by votprx.exe
User ExperienceJoin 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 Description

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.

Technical Details

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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall votprx.exe.

    Step 2: Remove votprx.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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select votprx.exe and click “Remove

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    After votprx.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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate votprx.exe and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After votprx.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’
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  • 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’
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    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’.

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    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.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on votprx.exe
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

    Step 3: Remove votprx.exe automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove votprx.exe with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove votprx.exe with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove votprx.exe.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove votprx.exe.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any votprx.exe files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Remove votprx.exe with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    2. Remove votprx.exe with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove votprx.exe. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all votprx.exe associated files automatically.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the \91I accept the agreement\92 check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the \91Next\92 button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue \91Scan Now\92 button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    3. Remove votprx.exe with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    4. Remove votprx.exe with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove votprx.exe. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all votprx.exe associated files completely.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the \91I accept the agreement\92 check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the \91Next\92 button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to votprx.exe in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from votprx.exe (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the \91Let Me Choose\92 option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on \91Save settings and run backup\92 on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by votprx.exe.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type \91filehistory\92 and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on \91Configure file history settings\92
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on \91Turn On\92. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on \91Ok\92 in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from votprx.exe.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from votprx.exe is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by votprx.exe should be restored.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the votprx.exe threat: Manual removal of votprx.exe requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

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