How to remove the calling virus

Most antivirus programs identify as malware—such as McAfee identifies it as W32/Spybot.worm.gen, and TrendMicro identifies it as BKDR_IRCFLOOD.AL.

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The process known as mIRC appears to belong to software mIRC by mIRC Co. (

Description: is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 754,176 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 696,320 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows system file. is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the 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 calling issues

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

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