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CxtPls.exe process file

What is CxtPls.exe? Is CxtPls.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: Internet Explorer

Product: Ads

Company: Apropos Media

File: CxtPls.exe

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Users Opinions

37 users ask for this file. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know"). 1 user rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 11 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about CxtPls.exe:
William R. Cox I found this running on both Window ME and 98. The indications were that Internet Explorer was not working. When activating IE, an hourglass would appear and then go away and IE would not open. On the ME system, I found an actual folder named CXTPLS in Program Files and it had an uninstaller. Problem solved. On the Win98 system, the file was in a C:\TEMP folder and would not allow deletion. Restarted to command prompt, went to C:\temp folder and deleted file. Problem solved.
webdragun it causes popups, and does not appear in add/remove programs... i contracted it from a website that required a "java plugin"
poolshot5 stops windows explorer from loading quickly, sometimes 2 min.
angela malicious browser-hijacking malware
Jeff I know it's spyware, and it makes itself a hidden file in the C:\ directory.
Biff it slows dowm my computer
tipyum Its messing up my Windows files
Jerry Garcia search for cxtpls_loader, hidden dir c:\program files\cxtpls
Harry O I use Windows 2000. After I loaded the MS updates (Service Pack 4), MS Internet Explorer keeps popping up with an ad to prevent pop ups.
mike25569 i think it hav popups...
thai cheese Produces adverts when connected to the internet
ahh seems to cause popups while surfing
Ang It stops a lot of things.
boris abrams stops all program windows and makes them invisible
Nick Marriotti It freezes Internet Explorer
comes up in my ctrl+alt+del screen everytime I open Int. Explorer. I go to find files and its invisible. Cannot find it to delete it.
Serena Jordison It freezes up the internet explorer Iexplore when you right click to open in new window
its a total arse - uninstaller doesn't work - have tried all options above still here
Stan It is a spyware and it is a keylogger
Bob in Pa I want to know how to get rid of it?
Seth Fear It's Spyware and if you think it's essential, then you klnow nothing of computer!
B It is absolutely spyware as proved by
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