How to get rid of the karina VirusSometimes the karina file may cloak a virus, for example TrendMicro found TROJ_VIRANTIX.BF, as well as Symantec found Trojan.Virantix.C. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with karina.dat
The karina.dat process does not offer any indication of the producer' name of the related software package. An obsolete or defective version of karina.dat can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- karina.dat has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- karina.dat 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)
- karina.dat has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module karina.dat. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about karina.dat karina.dat
karina.dat is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file karina.dat is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 6,144 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The karina file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). Karina.dat is no part of Microsoft Windows. karina.dat 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. For this reason, 42% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find karina.dat 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 karina?
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 karina.dat 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 karina.dat (karina.dat) 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 karina.dat. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for karina.dat 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 karina.dat 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.