How to remove the New Folder virus

Most antivirus programs identify New Folder.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoRun.blh or Trojan.Win32.KillAV.ayh, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_SCRIPT.HY or WORM_SOHANAD.EJ.

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New Folder.exe file information

The process New Folder.exe has no data about its author.

Description: New Folder.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. New Folder.exe is located in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 431,908 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 290,419 bytes or 753,921 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The New Folder.exe file is not a Windows system file. New Folder.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If New Folder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 455,939 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The New Folder.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. New Folder.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the New Folder.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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Summary: Average user rating of New Folder.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks New Folder.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think New Folder.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving New Folder issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active New Folder process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the New Folder.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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