How to get rid of the kernel VirusSometimes the kernel file may cloak a virus, such as Kaspersky found Trojan-PSW.Win32.AccountHunter.al, as well as TrendMicro found TSPY_ACCOUNTHU.D. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with kernel.exe
The kernel.exe process is also known as Project2 and is a part of Error. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of kernel.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Project2 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Project2 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)
- kernel.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module kernel.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about kernel.exe Project2
kernel.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file kernel.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 221,332 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. 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. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Kernel.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 71% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find kernel.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 kernel?
|Wer über den T-Online Startcenter geht, braucht diesen Prozess, da der dafür zuständig is. |
|delete asap - As soon as my computer booted it would run and cause my GPU to go to 100% load and the temperature of the gpu would rocket very high ( for me it went to 82 degrees C at 100% fan speed) |
|Lags Pc severly, starts itself up without reason and can't get it away. |
Summary: 2 users judge kernel.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted kernel.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Error
To remove Project2 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 Error in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if kernel.exe (Project2) 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 Project2. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Project2 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 kernel.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.