How to remove the censtat virus
Most antivirus programs identify censtat.exe as malware, for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Genome.zxu.
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Censtat.exe file information
Description: censtat.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 182,272 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 391,680 bytes and 4 more variants.
The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). File censtat.exe is not a Windows core file. censtat.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify censtat.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as censtat.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the censtat.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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