How to remove the admin virus

Most antivirus programs identify admin.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.MSIL.Agent.fnfy or Trojan.Win32.Agent.rpf, and Microsoft identifies it as PWS:Win32/Wowsteal.AA.

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Admin.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with admin
Admin.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Host Process for Windows Services belongs to software Admintrative Console or Opticyber Controler by Optilab Informática.

Description: Admin.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Admin.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 116,736 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 111,104 bytes, 185,344 bytes or 226,816 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. Admin.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify admin.exe related errors

Important: You should check the admin.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.


User Comments

If the path is Program Files\Defender Pro Anti Spam\ then it is a ligitimate spam blocking program from Mailshell.
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Summary: Average user rating of admin.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving admin issues

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

Other processes

admin.exe [all]