What is MS_update_0704_KB74073.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 MS_update_0704_KB74073.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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MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe file information

The process belongs to software HijackThis by unknown.

Description: MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,016 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 21,504 bytes. 
There is no file information. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe is not a Windows system file. MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHijackThis.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe. Therefore, you should check the MS_update_0704_KB74073.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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Summary: Average user rating of MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MS_update_0704_KB74073 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MS_update_0704_KB74073. 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.

To help you analyze the MS_update_0704_KB74073.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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