How to remove the desote virus

Most antivirus programs identify desote.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Rogue:Win32/FakeScanti, and Symantec identifies it as WindowsAntivirusPro.

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Desote.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with desote
Desote.exe process in Windows Task Manager

More precise details about what the desote.exe process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Desote.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Desote.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 440,320 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts when programs are launched. It is not a Windows system file. desote.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify desote.exe related errors

Important: You should check the desote.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.


User Comments

It virus Win32/FakeScanti
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Summary: Average user rating of desote.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks desote.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving desote issues

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

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