How to remove the herss virus
Most antivirus programs identify herss.exe as malware, such as TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_FRETHOG.JE or TROJ_GAMETHI.FOP, and Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoRun.bfjo or Trojan-GameThief.Win32.Magania.cgjr.
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Herss.exe file information
The herss.exe process contains no information about its author.
Description: herss.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in the Windows Temp folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 135,680 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 117,760 bytes and 26 more variants.
The program has a visible window. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File herss.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If herss.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 115,367 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as herss.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the herss.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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