How to remove the msavsc virus

Most antivirus programs identify msavsc.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/FakeMSA.A or TrojanDownloader:Win32/FakeMSA, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AYOS or TROJ_AGNT.GA.

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Msavsc.exe file information

The process known as msctrl appears to belong to software Project1 by unknown.

Description: Msavsc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Msavsc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 11,264 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Msavsc.exe is not a Windows core file. Msavsc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

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If msavsc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 13,824 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The msavsc.exe file is not a Windows core file. Msavsc.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the msavsc.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 msavsc issues

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