How to remove the image virus

Most antivirus programs identify image.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Delf.ut or not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.xou, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanSpy:Win32/Delf or Worm:Win32/NeksMiner.A.

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Image.exe file information

The process known as Folder belongs to software Images folder (version (x86-x64)) by unknown.

Description: Image.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Image.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,027,214 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 3,038,233 bytes. 
There is no file information. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

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If image.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 401,920 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Image.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: You should check the image.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 image issues

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

image.exe [all]