How to get rid of the 444 VirusSometimes the 444 file may cloak a virus, such as Kaspersky found Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.xpf, as well as Sophos found Mal/Heuri-D. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with 444.471
The 444.471 process is also known as and is a part of MsSecurity Updated. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of 444.471 can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MsSecurity Updated has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MsSecurity Updated has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 444.471 has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module 444.471. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about 444.471 MsSecurity Updated
444.471 is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file 444.471 is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 23,048 bytes (71% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 30,728 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. 444.471 does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. 444.471 is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find 444.471 on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about 444?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall MsSecurity Updated
To remove MsSecurity Updated from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for MsSecurity Updated in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if 444.471 (MsSecurity Updated) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of MsSecurity Updated. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MsSecurity Updated or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or 444.471 is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.