How to remove the odbcconf virus

Most antivirus programs identify odbcconf.exe as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Pamgiwo.A, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Scar.zev.

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Odbcconf.exe file information

The process known as odbcconf.exe appears to belong to software odbcconf by unknown.

Description: Odbcconf.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file odbcconf.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 820,736 bytes. 
Odbcconf.exe is a file with no information about its developer. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Odbcconf.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

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If odbcconf.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 11,776 bytes. The odbcconf.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the odbcconf.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 odbcconf issues

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