How to get rid of the [email protected] VirusSometimes the [email protected] file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.ProcPatcher.a or, as the case may be, not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.ProcPatcher.aat, as well as TrendMicro found HKTL_KMS or, as the case may be, HKTL_AUTOKMS. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with [email protected]
We were unfortunately not able to determine with certainty who the developer or the producer of the [email protected] process is, or what software package it might belong to. An obsolete or defective version of [email protected] can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- [email protected] has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- [email protected] 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)
- [email protected] has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module [email protected] Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about [email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. [email protected] is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,120 bytes (82% of all these files), 4,608 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,096 bytes.
[email protected] is no part of Microsoft Windows. This [email protected] program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The [email protected] file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. [email protected] is capable of Change the behavior of other applications as well as track other applications. [email protected] 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, 73% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find [email protected] 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 [email protected]?
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 unknown
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if [email protected] ([email protected]) 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 [email protected]. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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