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 malware|
|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.
Step 3: Remove votprx.exe automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove votprx.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of votprx.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove votprx.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase votprx.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall votprx.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove votprx.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate votprx.exe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove votprx.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove votprx.exe
Step 2: Uninstall votprx.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 votprx.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 votprx.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of votprx.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall votprx.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 votprx.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 votprx.exe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as votprx.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 votprx.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 votprx.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 votprx.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 votprx.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 votprx.exe will be removed.
Eliminate votprx.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.