How to remove the awtqp virus
Most antivirus programs identify awtqp.dll as malware, for instance F-Secure identifies it as Vundo.gen40, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.wa.
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Awtqp.dll file information
There is no information about the producer in the process.
Description: The file awtqp.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 280,676 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 577,588 bytes and 33 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 6D33B121-5C4C-4450-9D1F-7B67085CC199 or FDA4DFFB-2C3D-4730-8D7E-28523C7F2F67 or 61 more variants. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Awtqp.dll is not a Windows core file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. File awtqp.dll is able to monitor Internet browser. awtqp.dll is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous.
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If awtqp.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 34,816 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. awtqp.dll seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as awtqp.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the awtqp.dll 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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