How to remove the 74be16 virus

Most antivirus programs identify 74be16.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Packed.Generic.244 or Trojan Horse, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_AUTORUN.EXP or TROJ_DROPPER.NGV.

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74be16.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with 74be16
74be16.exe process in Windows Task Manager

There is no information about the producer in the 74BE16.EXE process.

Description: 74be16.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. 74be16.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,407,869 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 1,404,870 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 95% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify 74be16.exe related errors

Important: You should check the 74be16.exe 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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Summary: Average user rating of 74be16.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks 74be16.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving 74be16 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active 74be16 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the 74be16.exe 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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