How to get rid of the repair VirusSometimes the repair file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found Backdoor.Win32.Androm.hjct, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R021C0DG415. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with repair.exe
No data exists regarding the producer of the readers process. An obsolete or defective version of repair.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- readers has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- readers 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)
- repair.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module repair.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about repair.exe readers
repair.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file repair.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,790 bytes (50% of all these files), 13,179,660 bytes or, as the case may be, 5,242,880 bytes.
Repair.exe does not supply any version information or other description. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This repair.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: RunOnce, Run). Repair.exe is capable of track other applications, log keyboard entries as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find repair.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 repair?
|Used by World of Warcraft to repair (duh) the game. |
|needed to repair World of Warcraft if you have it installed |
|Repair.exe is a part of Blizzard Repair Utility created by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. It is normally found in g:\world of warcraft folder. If found anywhere else, Repair exe could be an indication of a virus, trojan, worm, or spyware. Therefore in such case, there’s a need to scan the computer with an antivirus software to make sure it is not infected. |
Summary: One user judges repair.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove readers 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 repair.exe (readers) 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 readers. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for readers 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 repair.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.