How to remove the Explorer virus
Most antivirus programs identify Explorer.006 as malware, e.g. Sophos identifies it as Ardamax, and McAfee identifies it as potentially unwanted program Keylog-Ardamax.
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Explorer.006 file information
Neither the developer nor the software publisher of Explorer.006 is identified, as would normally be the case.
Description: The file Explorer.006 is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 5,120 bytes (84% of all occurrences) or 19,968 bytes.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. Explorer.006 is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. File Explorer.006 is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. Explorer.006 is not a Windows core file. Explorer.006 is able to record inputs. Explorer.006 seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify Explorer.006 related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Explorer.006, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Explorer.006 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.
Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.
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