How to get rid of the semaphore-Threads VirusSometimes the semaphore-Threads file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with semaphore-Threads.exe
The semaphore-Threads.exe process is also known as CNG key isolation service and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of semaphore-Threads.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CNG key isolation service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CNG key isolation service 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)
- semaphore-Threads.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module semaphore-Threads.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about semaphore-Threads.exe CNG key isolation service
semaphore-Threads.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Semaphore-Threads.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 480,368 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 488,752 bytes.
The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Several users are not satisfied with the software and want to remove it. For this reason, 90% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find semaphore-Threads.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 semaphore-Threads?
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 the program
To remove CNG key isolation service 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if semaphore-Threads.exe (CNG key isolation service) 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 CNG key isolation service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CNG key isolation service 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 semaphore-Threads.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.
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