How to remove the mexe virus

Most antivirus programs identify as malware—such as Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen, and McAfee identifies it as Generic.dx.

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The process known as MicroWorld Anti Virus & Spyware Toolkit Utility belongs to software MWAV or MicroWorld AntiVirus Toolkit Utility (MWAV) by MicroWorld Technologies (

Description: is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 448,576 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 394,304 bytes or 2,587,208 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.

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If is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 475,200 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: You should check the 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 mexe issues

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

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