How to remove the ld12 virus

Most antivirus programs identify ld12.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.FakeAV or AntiVirus2008, and Kaspersky identifies it as Packed.Win32.Krap.r or Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.att.

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Ld12.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ld12
Ld12.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ld12.exe appears to belong to software Adobe Photoshop by unknown.

Description: Ld12.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ld12.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,600 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 12 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ld12.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ld12.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

TrojanDropper:Win32/Preald.A [Microsoft], Mal/Generic-A [Sophos], Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Preald [Ikarus], Generic Dropper!er [McAfee], Mal/EncPk-JB [Sophos], Trojan Horse [Symantec]

Summary: Average user rating of ld12.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ld12.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ld12 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ld12 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ld12.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

ld12.exe [all]