How to remove the 444 virus

Most antivirus programs identify 444.471 as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.xpf, and F-Secure identifies it as Suspicious:W32/Malware!Gemini.

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444.471 file information

The process appears to belong to software MsSecurity Updated by unknown.

Description: 444.471 is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The 444.471 file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,048 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 30,728 bytes. 
The 444.471 file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The 444.471 file is not a Windows core file. 444.471 is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the 444.471 process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving 444 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active 444 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the 444.471 on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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