How to remove the IM-svr virus

Most antivirus programs identify IM-svr.EXE as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Adware.2Search, and TrendMicro identifies it as TSPY_Adload or Adware_Energenic.

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IM-svr.EXE file information

The process known as MyIMNames or IMNames or MsgrNames or IMAdvertiser MFC Application or NULL

belongs to software Instant Messenger Names or IMNames or Juiced or MsgrNames or NULL or IMAdvertiser Application

by MyIMNames or IMNames or MsgrNames or NULL.

Description: IM-svr.EXE is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file IM-svr.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (73% of all occurrences) or 143,360 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). IM-svr.EXE is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to completely remove Instant Messenger Names or Juiced (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify IM-svr.EXE related errors

Important: You should check the IM-svr.EXE process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MyIMNames has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

when a msn conversation window opens, it sends the keys "hey i got my cool msn name from! you should try it out too!" . a very annoying virus
its not dangerous, its annoying _

Summary: Average user rating of IM-svr.EXE: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks IM-svr.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks IM-svr.EXE is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving IM-svr issues

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

IM-svr.EXE [all]