What is anvir64.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the anvir64.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Anvir64.exe file information

The process known as System wide hook on Windows (version 64 bit. Implementation of windows buttons, extension of windows menu an...) belongs to software AnVir Task Manager or AnVir Task Manager Pro by AnVir Software (

Description: Anvir64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file anvir64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 146,008 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The anvir64.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of anvir64.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAnVir Task Manager or AnVir Task Manager Pro
  2) search the support area on the Anvir website
  3) look for a new, improved version [1][2].

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as anvir64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the anvir64.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 anvir64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with anvir64. 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.

To help you analyze the anvir64.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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