How to remove Pleasewait.exe Error Warning
What is Pleasewait.exe:
Threat Classification: Trojan/malware
Recently many Internet users noticed, that their computers start randomly displaying a very strange and curious Windows Error caused by a file called Pleasewait.exe. The error message said Windows cannot find ‘Pleasewait.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Often users don’t have any idea, what the Pleasewait.exe is and why it broke, but soon they started thinking that this may be a part of some infection. Guess what – they were right – Pleasewait.exe is a part of a Trojan Infection, that somehow broke and now is causing lots of troubles for its developers and for the infected users. Even though that initially the Trojan has been working perfectly for a while, some developer error causes the questionable or even suspicious pop-up to appear and this is probably the only clue, that something is wrong with your computer. If you’ve seen the ‘Pleasewait.exe’ message on your computer, we strongly recommend you to perform a malware scan, using a reputable and reliable anti-malware product, just like the SpyHunter 4. Having a Trojan infection on your computer puts everything at risk – your finances, online identity, personal life, even your freedom – until someone proves that you are innocent you will be guilty in the eyes of the other cyber crook victims. Our malware researchers are setting the highest possible risk factor for this particular infection – it is the same as the Ransomware infections / Cryptoviruses! The Trojan infection with the Pleasewait.exe file is fully capable of modifying your system and registry settings, showing all kinds of intrusive ads, banners and/or pop-up windows, which would make the web browsing almost impossible, but the worst thing is that your computer may be used to launch an attack against everything including your friends, family co-workers or even against critical infrastructure.
Generally, users that have Trojans installed on their computers experience various performance issues, pop-up errors, ads, windows component crashes etc. We advise you to consider everything on your computer compromised and/or manipulated – usually, your PC is just like a box full of dangerous infections viruses and cyber bacterias.
Pleasewait.exe is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported products and has being installed by default, while the user performs an express/default installation. That is why we strongly recommend you to always opt-out and use custom installation if possible and available. If you deselect all the unwanted (not requested by you) software from the software bundle installer process will save you a lot of time, troubles, and money wasted on the recovery process. You should leave selected (included) for installation only the initially requested software. The possible distribution of Pleasewait.exe varies but is not limited to – installing 3rd party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, various multimedia codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking suspicious ads or banners etc.
The main goal of Pleasewait.exe is to generate as much web traffic as possible, that could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms. Please note, that the creators of that or similar adware will collect private information from your computer, that might be used to track your browsing habits, IP addresses, Bookmarks, Usernames, Passwords and even financial information, however often they collect much more than just that. That is why these kinds of infections should not being left unattended, and need to be terminated immediately, as they present a serious threat to your online, personal and financial safety and security.
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause data loss. Please, do not underestimate such threats!!!
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove Pleasewait.exe Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
In order to detect and remove Pleasewait.exe, you should download and install SpyHunter, by clicking the download button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically start a malware scan, which will detect all present threats on your system. To unlock the full potential of the SpyHunter 4 Anti-Malware Suite and use it as a removal tool, you need to have an active subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically initiate a scan and will detect all present threats on your computer.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We strongly recommend you to read more about the SpyHunter Installation Process. SpyHunter‘s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detections. You can remove the detected files, cookies and/or registry entries manually, by yourself, however, we strongly recommend you to buy a subscription that will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to get an unlimited one-on-one phone or remote support for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual Pleasewait.exe Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove Pleasewait.exe pop-up error manually, however, you should proceed as your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter4.
1. Remove Pleasewait.exe by restoring your system to a previous state.
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
***For Windows 8/10:
If you are using Windows 8/10, you need to press and hold the Shift key, while you select Power -> Restart (on the lower-right corner of the screen). After your system restarts to Choose an Option screen, select Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings -> Restart. After your PC restarts, select a Startup Settings from a list of options by pressing the corresponding number on the keyboard!
2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and hit the Enter on your keyboard.
3. When the command prompt loads up, type:
Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press the Enter.
Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press the Enter.
4. System Restore should initialize, and you will be displayed a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created before the date / time that your PC has started showing the Pleasewait.exe error alert.
When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in normal Windows mode, you should need to perform a scan with anti-spyware software as the infection might still be on the system.