How to remove the cherimoya virus

Most antivirus programs identify cherimoya.sys as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as PUA_SHOPPER.SM64, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:NetTool.Win64.NetFilter.o.

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Cherimoya.sys file information

The process known as Cherimoya or cherimoya belongs to software cherimoya or Windows® Win (version 7 DDK driver) by Cherimoya or Windows® Win (version 7 DDK provider).

Description: Cherimoya.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The cherimoya.sys file is located in a not clearly defined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with cherimoya.sys, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Cherimoya Ltd using Windows Control Panel
  2) turn to the software developer, Cherimoya-inc, for advice.

Recommended: Identify cherimoya.sys related errors

Important: You should check the cherimoya.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Cherimoya has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving cherimoya issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active cherimoya process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the cherimoya.sys 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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