How to remove the Ident virus

Most antivirus programs identify Ident.exe as malware.

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Ident.exe file information

The process known as IDENT MFC Application appears to belong to software IDENT Application by unknown.

Description: Ident.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ident.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,752 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 9,728 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Ident.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Ident.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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Best practices for resolving Ident issues

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

Other processes

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