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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:HighLiteApp

Command or file name:ExtExplorer.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


HighLiteApp intrusion method

HighLiteApp

HighLiteApp installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (HighLiteApp). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. HighLiteApp copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is ExtExplorer.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name HighLiteApp and value ExtExplorer.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name ExtExplorer.dll or HighLiteApp. Also, it can create folder with name HighLiteApp under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about HighLiteApp, please ask below. You can use programs to remove HighLiteApp from your browsers below.


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How to remove HighLiteApp manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with HighLiteApp, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by HighLiteApp.

To get rid of HighLiteApp, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • ExtExplorer.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • icon.ico

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • C:\Program Files\HighliteApp

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HighliteApp
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{EFBCD045-9C5B-4A01-8258-9716ACDEF306}

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall HighLiteApp related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for HighLiteApp entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If HighLiteApp won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find HighLiteApp under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with HighLiteApp or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to HighLiteApp
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find HighLiteApp related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove HighLiteApp related extensions from your browsers

HighLiteApp in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to HighLiteApp. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to HighLiteApp or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective HighLiteApp removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to HighLiteApp and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm HighLiteApp removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to HighLiteApp.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like HighLiteApp are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like HighLiteApp.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with HighLiteApp and ExtExplorer.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: highlite app is ruining my life

everytime I open my internet and try to go to a website 3 or 4 things pop up and if I click on the X they take me to a different site. I cannot get any work done. they are always popping up and then they take forever to go away. help!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Unable to remove High Lite APP

from my desktop and it blocks internet access.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: highlite app

I can't find HighliGHTaPP in programs list, processes or anywhere but it appears on many websites in Firefox and is really aggravating. My computer is 3 days old. Don't know how it got in or how to get rid of it.
Websites opened in Internet Explorer are free of this annoying highlighting but I'd like to use Firefox in the future. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. Have also done the Reset Firefox thing. Please help!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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