How to get rid of the av_md VirusSometimes the av_md file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found Backdoor.Win32.HareBot.alo, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_SHGRAY.SM. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with av_md.exe
The av_md process does not unfortunately include any information about the software provider or the software package to which it belongs. However, please see below for what we have been able to determine about this process. An obsolete or defective version of av_md.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- av_md.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- av_md.exe 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)
- av_md.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module av_md.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about av_md.exe av_md.exe
av_md.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Av_md.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 27,477 bytes (50% of all these files), 47,360 bytes, 47,616 bytes or, as the case may be, 60,753 bytes.
The file does not supply any version information or other description. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This av_md program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 80% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A av_md.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 27,473 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 27,477 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
Attention: If you find av_md.exe 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 av_md?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove av_md.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if av_md.exe (av_md.exe) 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 av_md.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for av_md.exe 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 av_md.exe 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.
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