How to remove the playnowradio virus

Most antivirus programs identify playnowradio.exe as malware—such as BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.11166442, and Avast identifies it as Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp].

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Playnowradio.exe file information

The process known as MMC belongs to software Play Now Radio or MMC by Montiera Technologies LTD.

Description: Playnowradio.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file playnowradio.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 365,056 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 323,072 bytes or 347,136 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Playnowradio.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with playnowradio.exe, you can remove the entire program Play Now Radio using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify playnowradio.exe related errors

Important: You should check the playnowradio.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 playnowradio issues

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