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How to get rid of the Bot Virus

Sometimes the Bot file may cloak a virus, for example Microsoft found VirTool:Win32/VBInject, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R4AE1JS. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with Bot.exe

The Bot.exe process is also known as Microsoft or, as the case may be, Bot encounter and is a part of Microsoft. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of Bot.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Bot.exe Microsoft

Bot.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Bot.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,937,416 bytes (33% of all these files), 684,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 707,517 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The Bot file is not part of the Windows operating system. Bot.exe is capable of record keystrokes, supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A Bot.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 765,952 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Bot.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.

Attention: If you find Bot.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 Bot?

belongs to the program cryptload. (further information...)

Summary: One user judges Bot.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft

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To remove Microsoft from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Microsoft in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Bot.exe (Microsoft) 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 Microsoft. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft 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 Bot.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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