How to remove the msCMTSrvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify msCMTSrvc.exe as malware—for instance F-Secure identifies it as Trojan.Generic.2018059, and McAfee identifies it as Generic PUP.a.

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MsCMTSrvc.exe file information

The process belongs to software Content Monitoring Tool by unknown.

Description: MsCMTSrvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MsCMTSrvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 163,840 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. MsCMTSrvc.exe is not a Windows core file. MsCMTSrvc.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. MsCMTSrvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 89% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify msCMTSrvc.exe related errors

Important: You should check the msCMTSrvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Content Monitoring Tool has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

It's a file associated with Compaq computers. It keeps your computer updated with Compaqs newest product releases
  BIGDROCH   (further information)
Showed up on AVG as a virus although it was on a friend's compaq.
  Floyd E. Foo  

Summary: Average user rating of msCMTSrvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade msCMTSrvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving msCMTSrvc issues

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