What is LIVEsurf.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the LIVEsurf.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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LIVEsurf.exe file information

The process known as LIVEsurf Client belongs to software LIVEsurf client by

Description: LIVEsurf.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LIVEsurf.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 953,856 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 952,320 bytes or 1,999,192 bytes. 
The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The LIVEsurf.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). LIVEsurf.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall LIVEsurf client, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on LIVEsurf client in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LIVEsurf.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Gen:Variant.MSILPerseus.1772 (detected by BitDefender), and Artemis!DB83F5A7F48E (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the LIVEsurf.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 LIVEsurf issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LIVEsurf. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the LIVEsurf.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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