How to remove the otb virus

Most antivirus programs identify otb.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKEALER.GB, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.FakeAV.

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Otb.exe file information

The process known as OTB belongs to software OPTI OTB by OPTI.

Description: Otb.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Otb.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 344,064 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify otb.exe related errors

If otb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 1,060,864 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall OTB from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Important: You should check the otb.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 otb issues

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

Other processes

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