Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:685,730 Last Update:November 03, 14:34


Exterminate It is just a superior product. I was having all kinds of problems with Zlob.Fam, MyWebSearch and TrojanSpy.Win32.DKS. Even Norton could not get rid of them. I tried all knids of ways to get rid of them and nothing worked. This save me so much time and as well as reformatting and recovering my PC.
Thank you so much and I will reccommend your product to all of friends.

Mark K.

I consider myself pretty good with a computer, but after 10 hours of trying to do this myself, the sysguard.exe whipped me. I couldn't find all the files and when I thought I had them all, they would replicate and play hide and go seek I have never endorsed a product in a comment, but if you want to rid yourself of this stuff, pay the $24.99 and download Exterminate-It It fixed my system in 5 minutes!

Mike T.

Just want to say that apparently your Exterminate It has worked like a charm. I was infected with a most troublesome Malware Trojan that kept replicating every time McAfee found, blocked and removed it... most annoying for several days... until Mr. Google led me to your door. What a God send!

With thanks,

Tom S.

Exterminate It! Blog

Dear Exterminate It! Customers,

As some of you might already know starting from the beginning of February Exterminate It! has been erroneously detected as Potentially Unwanted Software (PUP) by the following Security Products:

  • Windows Defender – Misleading:Win32:Lodi
  • Webroot – removed Exterminate It! from detection after contacting their support
  • Avira – PUA/Exterminate.EL.2
  • ESET-NOD32 – Win32/UwS.ExtermIt.A
  • K7AntiVirus – Riskware ( dec001281 )
  • K7GW – Riskware ( dec001281 )
  • Panda – PUP/ExterminateIt
  • Sophos AV – Troj/Decept-IX

We have notified all the vendors above of the false positive detections and requested detection removal.

The current false positive detection state of Exterminate It! can be found on virustotal.com.

Reasons for Detection

We sent the requests asking about the reason Exterminate It! was detected as PUP and two vendors provided the accurate information (we are grateful to Webroot and ESET for their detailed answers).

Apparently, Exterminate It! is detected as PUP because of the counter we provide at the end of the scan.
On the summary dialog we display number of detected threats including cookies. According to one of the responses our application is listed in the application blacklist called “Deceptors” provided by AppEsteem.

This is the violation title: “ACR-003:The app lists tracking cookies as “threats.” This misleads consumers and can scare them into purchasing the app to remove these items.”

We appreciate AppEsteem’s evaluation, but it would be nice if in the future they send us the warning before listing the Exterminate It!, which has been present on the antimalware market for more than ten years, as “Deceptor.”

To solve the problem with the erroneous detections, we will provide two separate counters for cookies and threats in the next version of Exterminate It!. We have also considered the suggestions they’ve provided and implemented the 30 days refund policy.

Restore Exterminate It! Antimalware on PC

As whitelisting those detections may take some time, to continue using Exterminate It! on your PC along with the enlisted Security Products, please follow this temporary workaround:

Restore the removed Exterminate It! executable file (ExterminateIt.exe) installed by default at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Exterminate It! using the Undo / Quarantine / etc. functionality depending on the product:

  • Windows Defender:
    • Double click on Shield icon located in the system tray
    • Click on Virus and Threat Protection
    • Click on Scan History
    • Click on Misleading:Win32/Lodi items
    • Click on Restore button for every Misleading:Win32/Lodi item detected
  • Avira:
    • Open the Avira Control Center program
    • Choose the ‘Administration’ option and then click the ‘Quarantine’ to access the Quarantine management panel
    • Roll out the list of quarantined items and click on the PUA/Exterminate.EL.2 items
    • Click ‘Restore’ button
  • ESET-NOD32:
  • Panda:
    • Click on Antivirus and then the View details link in the Quarantine section
    • In the Window displayed – select all PUP/ExterminateIt related entries and click on Restore button
  • Webroot:
    • Update the software to the most recent version. To restore the Exterminate It! executable file check the items below.
    • Open on the cog icon next to PC Security
    • Click the Quarantine tab
    • Click the check box next to the filename, then click Restore
    • To apply this change, please run another scan of your computer

Dear Customers,

Today we switched the Exterminate It! Installation to the new Code Signing Certificate.

Please note that during first time Exterminate It! installation downloading and running you might encounter the Microsoft Smart Screen popups regarding “Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.”.

When you click at More Info link located at this warning you should see that Exterminate It! Installation is signed with Curiolab S.M.B.A. company signature.

Please ignore this warning for Exterminate It! Setup Executable and do the following:

1. Press More Info link on first Smart Screen Warning
2. Press Run Anyway on second Smart Screen Warning

This warning will disappear after some time.
We appreciate your patience.

Finally the new Exterminate It! website is there.

What’s new in this version:

  1. New convenient design, fresh look and feel;
  2. New support website with updated design and functionality;
  3. Updated purchase process handled by MyCommerce.com e-commerce service provider. Now it’s possible to buy package with any number of licenses;
  4. Updated malpedia / sitepedia with improved navigation.

Stay tuned! The new version of Exterminate It! is on the way!

New Exterminate It! 2.11 release is ready. It features increased speed and improved stability!

What’s changed to make Exterminate It! even more quick:

  • More than 30% speed gain in “Locations most likely to infect scan” algorithm (included in both Smart Scan and Full Scan modes)
  • More than 40% speed boost and increased efficiency in “Memory scan” algorithm (included in both Smart Scan and Full Scan modes)

What’s Fixed:

  • Improved: Errors Reporting mechanism
  • Fixed: the Invalid Floating Point Operation issue, which occurred during some specific PDFs scanning
  • Fixed: bugs that could occur under Microsoft Application Verifier
  • Fixed: UI deadlock issue that could occur on slow PCs
  • Fixed: Files Blocked Access issue

Update your Exterminate It! copy to the 2.11 version!

Finally Exterminate It! 2.0 is here!

We listened to all your complains and recommendations and made a huge improvement literally moving the software to a whole new level! But the work still goes and we will do our best to give you a new, better and improved version of Exterminate It! in future!

For now let’s see, what we have new:

  1. New scanning interface with new scan modes, such as:
    • Memory Scan – the fastest one, scanning only files in memory, which means that if the virus is currently active it will be located and eliminated as fast as possible;
    • Smart Scan – a type of scan pointed at effectiveness and checking the most vulnerable parts of your system using System Heuristic methods;
    • Full Scan – the most complete scan of your system also using System Heuristic methods;
    • Custom Scan – a scan that allows you to choose parts of the system that need to be scanned. The System Heuristic methods are enabled automatically when you choose “most likely to infect” option.
  2. We made a huge update on virus and malware database, so from now on we can detect nearly all possible threats.
  3. More frequent database updates: few times per day, instead of a daily update in the previous version.
  4. The ability to fix infected files instead of deleting them.
  5. Bootsector scan added.
  6. The ability to choose drive, external drive or folder for scanning in the Custom Scan mode.
  7. The update can now resume download if it was terminated for some reason.
  8. A scan log with all the scan results is now available after the scanning is finished.
  9. New commandline options for the scan:
    • silent – scanning without notifying the user;
    • force-close – close the software after the scan;
    • scan-log – save scan results into another file.