How to remove the bpmon virus

Most antivirus programs identify bpmon.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Zlob.M, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_ZLOB.BUN.

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Bpmon.exe file information

The process belongs to software Browser Protection Volume by unknown.

Description: Bpmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file bpmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,160 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes, 25,088 bytes or 24,576 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The bpmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Bpmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with bpmon.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Browser Protection Volume).

Recommended: Identify bpmon.exe related errors

Important: You should check the bpmon.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 bpmon issues

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