How to remove the 6 virus

Most antivirus programs identify 6.tmp as malware—such as McAfee identifies it as Generic Downloader.x, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanSpy:Win32/Festeal.gen!B.

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6.tmp file information

6.tmp does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: 6.tmp is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The 6.tmp file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 67,584 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,048 bytes, 66,048 bytes, 23,552 bytes or 53,760 bytes. 
The 6.tmp file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The 6.tmp file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The 6.tmp file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify 6.tmp related errors

If 6.tmp is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 115,716 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: You should check the 6.tmp 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.


User Comments

I think this file communicate with VRT*.tmp virus.. thus system explorer show me it is... and i know it is a virus that excute with vrt*.tmp virus or anything like this...

Summary: Average user rating of 6.tmp: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks 6.tmp is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving 6 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active 6 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the 6.tmp 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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