How to remove the cidrive32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify cidrive32.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_VBINJECT.X or WORM_KOLAB.ES, and Symantec identifies it as W32.IRCBot or Trojan.ADH.

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Cidrive32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cidrive32
Cidrive32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Cidrive32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The cidrive32.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 163,840 bytes, 155,648 bytes or 176,128 bytes. 
The program has no file description. Cidrive32.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Cidrive32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

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If cidrive32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 154,119 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Cidrive32.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with cidrive32.exe, you may want to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Programocx.

Important: You should check the cidrive32.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 cidrive32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cidrive32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cidrive32.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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