How to remove Bak.exe malware?

Written by William Reddy

Bak.exe is an application that appears in the system due to the vulnerability in the system. It takes place in the system, and a Google folder appears on the PC. It may be seen when opening the Task Manager. Most likely, the system has adware or another potentially unwanted object that has penetrated the system.

You can see the process of Bak.exe in the Task Manager; simple right-clicking will show you the Google infected folder location. However, it does not mean that the problem is solved, and now you can delete the issue. Vice versa! You will not be able to delete the threat manually because the source of permanent adverts hides under many other services and processes valid in your computer. The adware in the system is powered with self-protection skills; it masks itself and stays in the system for a long time.

Penetration of the Bak.exe process can happen due to user actions or the defense problem. In the first case, certain users’ actions connected with the thoughtless and silly installation may cause malware. They should be alert and attentive when online and especially careful with downloads. In the second case, people rely on antivirus and do not know that it can sometimes fail to maintain tracking all the threats and prevent their installation. It is always a good idea to switch to reliable software to conduct its main functions.

Bak.exe virus


, In other words, the Bak.exe process needs your urgent reaction. Follow the steps below to know how to deal with the threat without problems. Be mindful with all online actions in the future, use only proven resources for the installation.

Download tool for Bak.exe removal:

Download Trojan Killer Portable for Windows.

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How to remove Bak.exe infection.

  1. First of all, you need to download and install Trojan Killer.
  2. Open the program and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. Full scan of the system is adviced, but because of the infection, your computer may suffer from performance issues, use Quick scan in this case.
  3. Scan your system and watch for results.
  4. After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Fix Now” button to remove Bak.exe virus:
  5. Fix Computer

  6. (optional) Shut down all your available browsers, if you can.
  7. In Trojan Killer click on “Reset browser settings“:
  8. Trojan Killer - Reset Browser Settings

  9. Follow the instruction, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  10. Restart PC

Prevention tips for your PC from being reinfected with Bak.exe in the future:

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start

This useful feature may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button. In case if you want to terminate a malicious program, you must select “Block always”.


About the author

William Reddy

I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.

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