How to remove the htv virus

Most antivirus programs identify htv.006 as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax.dwf or, and Symantec identifies it as Spyware.Ardakey.

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Htv.006 file information

The process known as HTV.006 appears to belong to software Ardamax Keylogger by unknown.

Description: Htv.006 is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file htv.006 is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,192 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 7,680 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 program has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows system file. Htv.006 is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. htv.006 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using htv.006, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Ardamax Keylogger).

Recommended: Identify htv.006 related errors

Important: You should check the htv.006 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 htv issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active htv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the htv.006 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.

Other processes

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