How to remove the Mixa virus

Most antivirus programs identify Mixa.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoRun.bmo, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_AUTORUN.AFL.

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Mixa.exe file information

The process known as Mixa I belongs to software Milk DHA by Puppy (

Description: Mixa.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mixa.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 528,384 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,011,712 bytes or 909,312 bytes. 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The Mixa.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Mixa.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Mixa.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Mixa.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 Mixa issues

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