Do you know what stij.exe is?
stij.exe is a malicious executable file that enters your computer together with a list of potentially unwanted programs. It is directly related to such applications as SweetIM, and this file could be responsible for flooding you with annoying pop-up advertisements. Not only do constant pop-up ads slow down your system performance, they also expose you to possible malware infections. Although stij.exe is not related to extremely malicious software, it could be used by third-party applications to distribute their advertisements. Only one click on that kind of ad will lead to a malware infection.
In order to avoid getting infected with stij.exe you should stay away from various third party websites that offer freeware applications. If you download and install any application developed by Perion Network Ltd, it is very likely that stij.exe will enter your system as well. However, removing the said applications does not guarantee that stij.exe will be deleted from your system as well.
The most dangerous thing about stij.exe is that this file can create and delete system processes thus causing erratic system behavior and slowing down your computer. Not to mention that it can connect to a remote server via HTTP protocol and it can communicate with its creator, receiving configuration data and even uploading data from your PC. Needless to say, that stij.exe exposes you to a number of serious security threats and therefore you need to remove this file from your system immediately.
The file is generally located at C:\Windows\System32\jmdp, however, instead of removing it manually, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to see whether there are any other unwanted applications on your PC as well. Also manual removal is not recommended, because this file is able to regenerate itself. Thus, invest in a legitimate computer safeguard application that will delete stij.exe for you automatically and will protect your system from similar infections.
In non-techie terms:
stij.exe is a dangerous file that can seriously compromise your system security. It is related to a number of potentially unwanted programs and the sooner you remove this file your computer the better.