How to remove the DrvSpace virus

Most antivirus programs identify DrvSpace.exe as malware.

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DrvSpace.exe file information

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

The process known as Changes Drive Icons to show how much space is used or Shows icons in My Computer that have a progress bar showing how full the drive is appears to belong to software Drive Space Indicator or Changes Drive Icons to show how much space is used by unknown.

Description: DrvSpace.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The DrvSpace.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 466,073 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 783,643 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. DrvSpace.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with DrvSpace.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramDrive Space Indicator, turn to the software developer, Oszone, for advice or verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify DrvSpace.exe related errors

Important: You should check the DrvSpace.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 DrvSpace issues

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