How to remove the nod143 virus

Most antivirus programs identify nod143.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Dropper.Win32.VB.addr.

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Nod143.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nod143
Nod143.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process nod143.exe has no valid information about its manufacturer.

Description: Nod143.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nod143.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 8,556,905 bytes. 
The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Nod143.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify nod143.exe related errors

Important: You should check the nod143.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 nod143 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active nod143 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the nod143.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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