What is Absolute Reminder (Absolute Software)?

Absolute Reminder by Absolute Software (also found as the Absolute Reminder virus, Absolute Reminder malware, Absolute virus, Absolute Data Recovery, Absolute Lo Jack; though not an actual computer virus) is a legitimate and safe program that usually comes pre-installed on a variety of computers running both Macintosh (Mac OS X) and Microsoft Windows Operating System.

absolute reminder virus

Absolute Reminder has partnerships with many computer manufactures and is included in pre-installed firmware on such computers.

Absolute Software partners include Acer, Apple, ASUS, DELL, Fujitsu, GammaTech, Gateway, General Dynamaics Itronix, Getac, HP, Lenovo, Mobile Demand, Motion, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Xplore Technologies. This means that if you own a computer manufactured by one of these companies, Absolute Reminder and other Absolute Software titles may be present on your computer from the factory.

Absolute Reminder is security software that will survive operating system re-installations, hard drive re-formats, and even hard drive replacements and once activated, Absolute Reminder customers can track, manage, and protect all of their computers (and computer data) from hackers, other breaches, and other encroachments of civil liberties. In the event of data theft, the Absolute Theft Recovery team will work with local police agencies to solve the crime and recover the computer and lost data.

Is Absolute Reminder malware?

No, Absolute Reminder is not malware; however, some may find issues with the software that may result in complications. Some vendors and reports suggest that Absolute Reminder is unnecessary bloatware.

  • Absolute Reminder is set to start whenever Windows or another operating system loads; absolutereminder.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Absolute Reminder.
  • Absolute Reminder may take use unnecessary system resources and storage space; causing lag and affecting the performance of a computer and internet browser.
  • Absolute Reminder may collect and distribute customer information. Some third-party security vendors and reports may title the software “Absolute Reminder malware” and categorize the program as spyware.
  • Absolute Reminder may generate unwanted pop-up notifications in order to promote their software that some users find annoying and/or difficult to remove.
  • Similar software includes Pokki.

Absolute Reminder: Program Details

  • URL: www.absolute.com
  • Installation folder: C:\Program Files\absolute software\absolute reminder\
  • Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{40F4FF7A-B214-4453-B973-080B09CED019}
  • Estimated size: 528 KB
Files installed by Absolute Reminder:
Program executable: _6FEFF9B68218417F98F549.exe
Path: C:\Windows\Installer\{40F4FF7A-B214-4453-B973-080B09CED019}\_6FEFF9B68218417F98F549.exe
Additional Absolute Reminder files:
absolutereminderlib.dll - Absolute Reminder Library
absolutereminder.exe - Absolute Reminder
cleanup.exe - Cleanup
interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - A

   Green Arrow Bullet   How to remove Absolute Reminder

  1. Automatically remove Absolute Reminder – Automatically remove Absolute Reminder software using CCleaner by Piriform
  2. Manually remove Absolute Reminder – Manually uninstall Absolute Reminder from Windows Control Panel
  3. For Tech Support – Call 1-888-879-0084 and they will kindly assist you with removing this infection

1. Automatic Absolute Reminder removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Absolute Reminder.


CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Absolute Reminder software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found. Something to look for might include the title “AbsoluteReminder.”

4. To automatically uninstall Absolute Reminder software and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and located software in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.

2. Manual Absolute Reminder removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Absolute Reminder software using generic removal procedures.

How to uninstall Absolute Reminder

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

uninstall Absolute Reminder malware

3. In the list of installed programs, search for Absolute Reminder published by Absolute Software. Once located, double click Absolute Reminder or highlight it in the list and click the Uninstall button.

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