How to remove the ChrisTV virus

Most antivirus programs identify ChrisTV.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Delf.eti or Packed.Win32.Black.a, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen or Spyware.Ardakey.

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ChrisTV.exe file information

The process known as ChrisTV Software or ChrisTV PVR Software belongs to software ChrisTV Professional or ChrisTV PVR Professional or ChrisTV Software by Chris P.C. srl.

Description: ChrisTV.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ChrisTV.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,546,176 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,045,504 bytes or 1,268,208 bytes. 
The ChrisTV.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. ChrisTV.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Chris-TV provides update information ( You could completely remove ChrisTV Professional or ChrisTV PVR Professional (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify ChrisTV.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ChrisTV.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 ChrisTV issues

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