How to remove the Bot virus

Most antivirus programs identify Bot.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.11JT11 or TROJ_GEN.R00XC0EB316, and Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.gen!EC or VirTool:Win32/VBInject.

"Bot.exe" is a virus worm in Windows that once installed, listens on an IRC channel for remote commands by a hacker on the other end. The file is used to steal personal information and to install additional malicious software, viruses, and malware. It can steal passwords, login details, banking information, browsing history, private/personal files, etc. and obtain system information like operating system, running antivirus and malware programs on the system, etc. It can also gain access to the network and infiltrate all other connected computers. It is categorized as a backdoor Trojan. The file is often included with torrent files, such as CryptLoad, but can also come from many other sources.

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Bot.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Bot
Bot.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft or Bot encounter belongs to software Microsoft or Endecs csgodouble Bot or AJySJAN by Microsoft ( or Endecsbots or AJySJAN.

Description: Bot.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bot.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,937,416 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 358,400 bytes, 684,032 bytes, 199,680 bytes or 707,517 bytes. 
Bot.exe is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Bot.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If Bot.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 765,952 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Bot.exe is not a Windows system file. Bot.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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Important: You should check the Bot.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

belongs to the program cryptload.
  Lnfo   (further information)
Sofern es sich durch ein Setup gestartet hat - Trojaner

Summary: Average user rating of Bot.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Bot.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks Bot.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Bot issues

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

Other processes

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