How to remove the MSVCRT virus
Most antivirus programs identify MSVCRT.exe as malware, such as Symantec identifies it as W32.Spybot.Worm, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Agent.ktw.
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MSVCRT.exe file information
The process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.
Description: MSVCRT.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 19,245 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 18,793 bytes, 13,461 bytes, 26,624 bytes or 13,434 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The application starts when programs are launched. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. MSVCRT.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify MSVCRT.exe related errors
If MSVCRT.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 712,704 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell). MSVCRT.exe is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. MSVCRT.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: You should check the MSVCRT.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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