How to remove the mct5001 virus

Most antivirus programs identify mct5001.exe as malware.

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Mct5001.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mct5001
Mct5001.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MCT5001.exe appears to belong to software unknown by Magic Control Technology ( or Generic Provider.

Description: Mct5001.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The mct5001.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 253,952 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 245,760 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Mct5001.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the mct5001.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 mct5001 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active mct5001 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the mct5001.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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