How to remove the amvo virus

Most antivirus programs identify amvo.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as W32.Gammima or W32.Gammima.AG, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Taterf.AA or Worm:Win32/Taterf.CO.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

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Amvo.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with amvo
Amvo.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of amvo.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Amvo.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Amvo.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 103,268 bytes (3% of all occurrences), 103,966 bytes and 59 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The amvo.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify amvo.exe related errors

Important: You should check the amvo.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

dunno precisely nothing, but maybe spyware
Some kind of not so dangerous virus, which spreads through USB flash drives.
It originated in England and is very hard to remove. Boot from DOS and manually delete it! AMVO will also atempt to transfer onto flash drives like a USB, so dont plug one in until your sure AMVO is gone!
amvo.exe is a part of Windows but some viruses like amvo,dll and apvo.exe are trying to look like amvo.exe. Be aware.

Summary: Average user rating of amvo.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks amvo.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 2 users think amvo.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving amvo issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with amvo. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the amvo.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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