How to get rid of the pump VirusSometimes the pump file may cloak a virus, such as Kaspersky found Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.xug or, as the case may be, Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.aupd, as well as Microsoft found Trojan:Win32/FakeScanti or, as the case may be, Rogue:Win32/FakeScanti. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with pump.exe
The pump.exe process does not include any indication who its developer is or what software product it is a part of. An obsolete or defective version of pump.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- pump.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- pump.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)
- pump.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pump.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pump.exe pump.exe
pump.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Pump.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 499,712 bytes (42% of all these files), 547,840 bytes, 553,472 bytes, 513,536 bytes or, as the case may be, 556,032 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Whenever another program starts up, this process simply starts at the same time. It would therefore be possible for this process to introduce specific new functionality in that program. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. pump.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. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find pump.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 pump?
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
To remove pump.exe 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 pump.exe (pump.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 pump.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for pump.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 pump.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.