How to remove the kazaa virus

Most antivirus programs identify kazaa.exe as malware—such as McAfee identifies it as Artemis!3A0019D87170, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Altnet.d.

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Kazaa.exe file information

The process known as Kazaa belongs to software Kazaa by Sharman Networks (

Description: Kazaa.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file kazaa.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,845,056 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 5,237,248 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The kazaa.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. Kazaa.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to remove the entire program Kazaa using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify kazaa.exe related errors

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Important: You should check the kazaa.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.


User Comments

Not the most dangerous program ever, but it does collect your pasword for marketing research. Makes you feel safe, doesn't it?
Kazza is FULL of Spyware, Adware, Tojans. Format Computer to get ride of Fully.
    (further information)
it lets people SPY on you
  alex man  

Summary: Average user rating of kazaa.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think kazaa.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving kazaa issues

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