What is the Lightning.exe (32 bit)?

Lightning.exe (32 bit) is a hijacker that can show the features of adware in your browser. It starts peacefully with showing a couple of advertising banners, then it leads to the multitude of annoying pop-ups that show up everywhere in your screen without any direct intention. Lightning.exe (32 bit) is able to activate not only the processes of pop-up generation but male constant redirections to suspicious sites in your browser.

Lightning.exe (32 bit)
Lightning.exe (32 bit)

Usually, the invasion of Lightning.exe (32 bit) malware is not only about the hijacker, adware, spyware and keylogger also take place onto the infected device. Adware generates permanent advertisement banners that users see in their browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are the most penetrated ones). Spyware and keyloggers steal personal details and help to collect private data. The first action you should do right now is to open your Task Manager and to check whether you have the Lightning folder.

How does Lightning.exe (32 bit) get on my computer?

If you think that annoying advertisements produced by Lightning.exe (32 bit) is the worse trouble that may happen and you are still ready to ignore the threat, continue reading to know what else can happen to your device. When adware penetrates the system it provokes great amount of pop-ups and can redirect users to different sites. In case when hijacker appears on the stage, it has power to change parameters of existing browser (home page, error page) and even replace existing search engine for its own one. Both hijacker and adware aim to show users advertisements and motivate to install more utilities that will mess the system up even more. Additionally, it tracks the information you have in your system, chooses what can turn a profit to their owners and use it for own needs.

Lightning.exe (32 bit)
Lightning.exe (32 bit)

Removal process of Lightning.exe (32 bit) hijacker is not difficult with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware program that deals with the infection within a few mouse clicks. You can use the program to remove all unwanted applications on the regular basis. Fix infected browsers with the help of the same tool. Instructions below are made to help you in removal process, use them to do everything effectively.

How to fix all what Lightning.exe (32 bit) did?

Despite all these circumstances we recommend you to delete Virus, Lightning.exe (32 bit) immediately. You can do it without efforts with special tool – Anti-Malware by GridinSoft.

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How to delete Lightning.exe (32 bit) virus completely?

If you want to delete Lightning.exe (32 bit) virus with Gridinsoft Anti-Malware, you need to do some manipulations. There are several steps how to remove Lightning.exe (32 bit) virus. Let’s consider them:

At first, you need to download >Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. For this, press the following button:

Download free scanner

Then discover Lightning.exe (32 bit) virus and all other threats, which penetrated on your PC. For this, you need to scan PC:

  • Install and run Anti-Malware
  • Move on the tab ‘Scan’ in the main menu.
  • Start scanning process by pressing the button ‘Quick scan’.

Computer scan
The scanning process is completed. All threats, including Lightning.exe (32 bit) virus found.

  • Wait until the program scans

Wait until the program scans

  • Select ‘Move to quarantine’ and press the apply button.

Select ‘Move to quarantine’ and press the apply button

  • The program will remove all viruses

Removal process

  • On this step you need to shut down all your browsers, click on ‘Tools’ in Gridinsoft Anti-Malware’s window and select ‘Reset browser settings’:

Specify all your browsers, which you want to reset with the help of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware and press the ‘Reset’ button:

reset with the help of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware
Reset browser settings

  • You will see successful finisfing process

Reset browser settings

After all this operations you need to restart your PC to activate appropriate settings. After completing these steps, your computer will be fully devoid of virus and other malware. To verify this, you can start a re-scan.

Instruction to avoid a re-infection PC by Lightning virus

You can organize a protection for PC in real-time. It helps you to avoid a re-infection by virus. You can do it by using our special tool – Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. To understand that this software is very convenient for you, download a free version of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware:

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After that, activate a feature of the On-Run Protection. For this you need to do such actions:

  • Open the window of Gridinsoft Anti-Malware.
  • Move on the tab ‘Protect’.
  • Activate On-Run Protection by clicking the button ‘Start’.

After all this manipulations you’ll see such result:

Activate On-Run Protection
Activate On-Run Protection to prevent any virus related threat in the future.
Activate On-Run Protection

  • Open the ‘Update’ tab and check the newest updates


  • At the end on the ‘Scan’ tab choose the Full scan of your system.

Computer scan