How to remove the ld09 virus

Most antivirus programs identify ld09.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_BREDLAB.SMG or TROJ_DLOADER.KAO, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Dropper or Downloader.

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Ld09.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ld09
Ld09.exe process in Windows Task Manager

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which ld09.exe is associated.

Description: Ld09.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ld09.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,872 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 39,424 bytes, 43,008 bytes or 15,360 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify ld09.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ld09.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 ld09 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ld09 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ld09.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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