How to remove the cru629 virus

Most antivirus programs identify cru629.dat as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Perfcoo or Trojan.Virantix.C, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_VIRANTIX.BF.

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Cru629.dat file information

The cru629.dat process contains no information about its author.

Description: Cru629.dat is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cru629.dat is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,144 bytes (93% of all occurrences), 5,632 bytes or 6 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Cru629.dat is not a Windows core file. cru629.dat appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify cru629.dat related errors

Important: You should check the cru629.dat 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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Summary: Average user rating of cru629.dat: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think cru629.dat is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving cru629 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cru629 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cru629.dat 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.

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