How to remove the gz virus

Most antivirus programs identify gz.fmt as malware.

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Gz.fmt file information

The process known as gz.fmt appears to belong to software WinRAR archiver or WinRAR Archivierer by unknown.

Description: Gz.fmt is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file gz.fmt is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 40,448 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. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > WinRAR archiver or WinRAR Archivierer).

Recommended: Identify gz.fmt related errors

Important: You should check the gz.fmt 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 gz issues

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

Other processes

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