How to remove the g virus

Most antivirus programs identify g.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Backdoor.Paproxy or Trojan.Fakeavalert, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.JI.

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G.exe file information

The g.exe process does not give any clues as to the producer or the name of the associated software; instead, only the following file properties can be determined.

Description: G.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. G.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 373,774 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 59,392 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The g.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. G.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If g.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 147,456 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the g.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

Backdoor.Graybird.Q [Symantec]
  Elena   (further information)
In most MODed Windows7 ISO images. Just open the ISO image and "remove" G.exe is in the folder Programs.(Solved)

Summary: Average user rating of g.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks g.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving g issues

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

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