How to remove the actsrv virus

Most antivirus programs identify actsrv.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Downloader, and Microsoft identifies it as BrowserModifier:Win32/WinShow.

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Actsrv.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software Active Common Service by unknown.

Description: Actsrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Actsrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 135,168 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify actsrv.exe related errors

Important: You should check the actsrv.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 actsrv issues

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