How to remove the My Documents virus

Most antivirus programs identify My Documents.exe as malware.

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My Documents.exe file information

The process belongs to software My Documents by Folder.

Description: My Documents.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. My Documents.exe is located in the user's "Documents" folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 257,627 bytes. 
My Documents.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. My Documents.exe is not a Windows core file. My Documents.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

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If My Documents.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 45,056 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The My Documents.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the My Documents.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 My Documents issues

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

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