Do you know what LongCommandExec is?
We are sure that you have not stumbled upon this webpage by accident, and you already suspect LongCommandExec to be an unreliable program. If this is the case, we can inform you that you are right to identify this program as a security threat. Instead of providing the services it promises, this program represents third-party advertisements and spies on you. This ad-supported program can open up security backdoors with every ad that it showcases, which is why we urge users to remove it from their browsers. However, if you only delete LongCommandExec from your browsers, the suspicious ads are likely to prevail. Continue reading to learn about the removal of this ad-supported program.
LongCommandExec injects ads, and it would not be able to do that if it did not communicate with remote adware servers. This ad-supported program does not need permission to use Internet to do that, and this is the first reason to delete it from your operating system. The adware servers related to this adware are known to host the ads of unreliable parties who might be trying to introduce users to online scams and drive-by download attacks. Do you think it is safe to interact with the ads associated with LongCommandExec? Of course it is not, just as it is not safe to click on ads shown by GraphiteCommand, TorqueShip, or other Justplugit-based programs. Justplugit is a framework the developers of this adware use to create LongCommandExec and its clones. Every single one of these clones must be deleted, and the removal tips presented in this report can help you with all of their removal.
Websearch.hotsearches.info, LightningDownloader, and Oursurfing.com might seem like random programs, but they could come in the same package as LongCommandExec itself. This ad-supported program does not have a working official website, so it is not surprising that it is presented to users by seemingly unrelated third-party installers. Unfortunately, because there are many different distributors that could be responsible for spreading this adware, we cannot know which threats or unreliable programs will come bundled with it. Of course, we suggest removing them all.
When removing unreliable programs from your computer, it might be dangerous to focus on one specific threat at a time. All threats, regardless of how dangerous they look, deserve all of your attention, which is why our research team suggests using an automated malware removal tool. This tool will remove all threats at the same time; plus, you will not need to worry about further protection of your operating system. Are you curious about the manual removal of LongCommandExec? If this is the path you choose, you have to remember that after uninstalling this program, you might have to delete LongCommandExec-related files, add-ons, tracking cookies, and registry entries.
Delete LongCommandExec from Windows
Delete from Windows XP
- Click Start on the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs and select Change or Remove Programs.
- Remove the undesirable program.
Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and locate the ad-supported program.
- Right-click the program you want to remove and click Uninstall.
Delete from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Click the Search icon on the Charm bar in Metro UI.
- Type Uninstall a program to find this utility and launch it.
- Right-click the program you want to remove from your PC and click Uninstall.
Get rid of undesirable extensions
From Mozilla Firefox
- Launch Firefox and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
- In Add-ons Manager select Extensions.
- Remove/Disable the undesirable add-on.
From Google Chrome
- Launch Chrome and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
- Move the cursor to More tools and select Extensions.
- Click the recycle bin next to LongCommandExec and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
LongCommandExec is a misleading program, whose promises are only meant to lure in more users. The more users install this program, the more opportunities the developer of this adware will have to earn money. Note that it is likely to earn money for every ad that you click on. The security backdoors opened by this ad-supported program could lead to greater security issues, which is why we recommend removing LongCommandExec as soon as possible. Note that the manual removal is usually more complicated than it might appear to be at first.