How to remove the aaovl virus

Most antivirus programs identify aaovl.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Infostealer.Ldpinch, and Microsoft identifies it as HackTool:Win32/Keygen.

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Aaovl.exe file information

The process known as mini-KMS Auto Activation Tool (version 1.13) belongs to software mini-KMS Auto Activation Tool by unknown.

Description: Aaovl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file aaovl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 111,616 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). Aaovl.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall mini-KMS Auto Activation Tool from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify aaovl.exe related errors

Important: You should check the aaovl.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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Best practices for resolving aaovl issues

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