Most antivirus programs identify mysmas.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SAFBOOT.MCL, and Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/DelfInject.gen!AU.
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The process mysmas.exe has no company information.
Description: Mysmas.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mysmas.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 78,336 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 77,312 bytes.
The software has no file description. Mysmas.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The mysmas.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify mysmas.exe related errors
Important: You should check the mysmas.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active mysmas process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the mysmas.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.