How to remove the gphone virus

Most antivirus programs identify gphone.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Nuqel.BE, and Symantec identifies it as W32.SillyDC.

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Gphone.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gphone
Gphone.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process gphone.exe has no company information.

Description: Gphone.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file gphone.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 412,160 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 267,197 bytes or 327,367 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, Winlogon\Shell). The gphone.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Gphone.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the gphone.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

Seems to be a malware
  Alex   (further information)
At the window starting time always display gphone,exe display bar

Summary: Average user rating of gphone.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks gphone.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving gphone issues

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