How to remove the logman virus

Most antivirus programs identify logman.exe as malware—such as Avast identifies it as Win32:Rodecap or Win32:MalOb-BD, and McAfee identifies it as Downloader-BOW.

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Logman.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with logman
Logman.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Here is some of what is known about the logman.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Logman.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Logman.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 343,552 bytes or 81,920 bytes. 
The logman.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The logman.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the logman.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 logman issues

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

Other processes

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