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How to remove the ins virus

Most antivirus programs identify ins.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Spyware.Perfect, and TrendMicro identifies it as SPYW_PERFLOG.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

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Ins.exe file information

The process known as ins.exe appears to belong to software TabNav by unknown.

Description: Ins.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ins.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 417,792 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ins.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Ins.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous.

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If ins.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 164,352 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ins.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove TabNav (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact www.flowsurf.net to assist you.

If ins.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 417,792 bytes. There is no file information. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Ins.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the ins.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 ins issues

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



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