How to remove the GFilterSvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify GFilterSvc.exe as malware.

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GFilterSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as G-Filter Service appears to belong to software G-Filter Service by unknown.

Description: GFilterSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GFilterSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 95,232 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 92,160 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The GFilterSvc.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. GFilterSvc.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify GFilterSvc.exe related errors

Important: You should check the GFilterSvc.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

wird ohne meines Wissens beim Download mitinstalliert.
  Ursula Gabriel  
seit 3 Tagen meldet mein Virusprogramm diese Datei als Adware, kann ihn aber nicht desinfizieren. Der Rechner war aber zwar langsam, aber man konnte ihn benutzen.Dann habe ich auf Eigenschaften mit rechts geklickt und den Modus " öffnen mit " auf Editor geändert, seit dem kann ich den Rechner nicht mehr benutzen, da ab nun alle Programme mit dem jeweils dort im Modus eingestellten Programm geöffnet werden, aber nicht brauchbar. Also bitte den Fehler unterlassen.
  Hans Schindler  
Beginne mit der Suche in 'C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\nurt70b8.default\sessions\Add-ons-Manager-2013-04-19 session manager GFilter aktion.session'
1ste Registrierung amPC: 17.03.2013;Unauffällig;1stes Auffallen: 13.04.2013,AppCrash.Windows-Report,PC-Bremse;2tes Auffallen:20.04.13: Malwarealarm durch AviraFreeAntivirus-Quarantäne;Mal weiterschauen...
  Walter Erwin Kloimwider  
die Datei ist bei mir 96768 Bytes groß
  Peter Deutzmann  
Man prüfe den Zusammenhang von RegClean Pro und GFilterSvc.exe. Beides wurde nahezu zeitgleich auf meinem PC installiert.
  A. Hinkelmann  

Summary: Average user rating of GFilterSvc.exe: based on 3 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks GFilterSvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade GFilterSvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving GFilterSvc issues

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