How to remove the ga_core virus

Most antivirus programs identify ga_core.exe as malware.

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Ga_core.exe file information

The process known as Assistant appears to belong to software Assistant by unknown.

Description: Ga_core.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ga_core.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,301,504 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ga_core.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Assistant).

Recommended: Identify ga_core.exe related errors

If ga_core.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 1,504,768 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. Ga_core.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the ga_core.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 ga_core issues

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