How to get rid of the MPK VirusSometimes the MPK file may cloak a virus, e.g. Kaspersky found not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.KGBSpy.au or, as the case may be, not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.KGBSpy.ow, as well as Symantec found Spyware.KGBSpy. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with MPK.exe
The MPK.exe process is also known as and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Refog (www.refog.com) or, as the case may be, Mipko (www.mipko.com). An obsolete or defective version of MPK.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MPK.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MPK.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)
- MPK.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MPK.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MPK.exe MPK.exe
MPK.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. MPK.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,139,200 bytes (23% of all these files), 1,243,136 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The MPK file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The application attempts to conceal itself from all programs. This could make a virus scan difficult. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. MPK.exe is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 87% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A MPK.exe file has a 78% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 1,243,136 bytes (30% of all these files), 1,360,152 bytes as well as 7 other variants. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The MPK file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The MPK file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This MPK.exe process attempts to conceal itself from all programs. This could make a virus scan difficult. MPK.exe is capable of connect to the Internet as well as monitor other applications.
- A MPK.exe file has a 65% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 1,243,136 bytes (33% of all these files), 1,848,632 bytes, 930,304 bytes, 905,728 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,139,200 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The MPK file is no part of Microsoft Windows. MPK.exe is capable of connect to the Internet as well as monitor other applications.
Attention: If you find MPK.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 MPK?
|Keylogger (further information...) |
|Some keyloggers, viruses or horses |
|REFOG Keylogger Program (further information...) |
|Refog Key Logger (further information...) |
Summary: However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 13 users have already deleted MPK.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove MPK.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- 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 MPK.exe (MPK.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 MPK.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MPK.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 MPK.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.