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How to remove the ntuser virus

Most antivirus programs identify ntuser.exe as malware, such as Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojano-ATZ [Trj], and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.1690806.
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Ntuser.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software NTBOOTMGR by unknown.

Description: Ntuser.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ntuser.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 11,776 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ntuser.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The ntuser.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If ntuser.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 22,369 bytes. The program has no file description. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The ntuser.exe file is not a Windows system file.

If ntuser.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The ntuser.exe file is not a Windows system file. Ntuser.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the ntuser.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.


User Comments

Look for ntuser on this site: http://www.wintotal.de/Spyware/index.php?Filter=N
  ozzzz   (further information)
It does look like a windows file because of the "nt" prefix at the beggining but i would be careful because STM classes it as a threat look.
  Richie Dawson  
its needed to run ur pc properly u bunch of dicks
it holds the users settings screen apperance and the like
it put 100 more files in my folder every second
i do not know anything about this file, just that i can't find a way to delete it !
My AntiVirus also suspected it as Malware Behavior (043)
  Nitish Anand   (further information)
I have it and it is a virus so dont download it
NTUser is a file that holds your current profile information.its essential if you want your pc to run correctly.
well it kept disconnecting my internet connection wid z-connect as a new connection which it created, to delete this file i created another user account and after loggin off the existing account i managed to delete it, net connection wuz restored but now my pc desktop ios not the same.....
was remove after I cleaned up 25 viruses on a guys computer yesterday.
unable to open users with the ntuser icon
ntuser.exe is BAD....ntuser.dat is very important and needed!

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ntuser.exe: based on 11 votes with 13 user comments.
3 users think ntuser.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 6 users think ntuser.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade ntuser.exe ("not sure about it").

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