How to remove the msvcrta virus

Most antivirus programs identify msvcrta.dll as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.UA, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse.

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Msvcrta.dll file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Msvcrta.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msvcrta.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,662 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 10,752 bytes or 10,126 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The msvcrta.dll file is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. msvcrta.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify msvcrta.dll related errors

Important: You should check the msvcrta.dll 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.


User Comments

Ist ein Trojaner mit Namen BHO.Msvcrta.A
  Silentgh0st   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of msvcrta.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks msvcrta.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msvcrta issues

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

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