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How to remove the CPU virus

Most antivirus programs identify CPU.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.001 or HKTL_COINMINE, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:HEUR:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.heur or not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.BitCoinMiner.fm.

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CPU.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CPU
CPU.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Fope Topernador Corrator or Ciops Coolerion Moper appears to belong to software cpuminer-multi or Golden Edition Bolonion or Nosium Ditributive Colour by X2Net DEMO Certificate Only.

Description: CPU.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CPU.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 187,904 bytes (55% of all occurrences) or 104,205 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/cpu.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The CPU.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify CPU.exe related errors

Important: You should check the CPU.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 CPU issues

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



Other processes

CPU.exe [all]