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Do you wonder what that long list of processes in your task manager comes from? Are all those programs running there really needed or are they a virus, adware, spyware.. recording all your keystrokes and then sending your passwords to a remote server? Read the articles below and learn about some of those processes.

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What is process SAcc.exe? is SAcc a virus?

Question:

My web browser has become very slow lately, I get more popup windows then previously and I looked at the list of running tasks and found a task 'SAcc.exe'. What is that? Is SAcc a virus?

Answer:

SAcc means 'Surf Accuracy'. It is an advertising program developed and distributed by a company of the same name - Surf Accuracy. SAcc.exe monitors your browsing habits and reports results back to the company's server. If you visit a certain web page, SAcc.exe may pop up a window with a web site that matches your visited site (only that it usually is a competitor's site - this can be funny for a while but gets old then.) This program is a privacy risk and should be uninstalled immediately.

It is my finding that this process - which you can kill easily in the task manager - significantly slows down your network performance. The files can be found in folder C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy and it even offers an uninstall in the control panel.


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