How to remove the pp10 virus

Most antivirus programs identify pp10.exe as malware—e.g. Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Koobface.gen!D, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.chps or Trojan.Win32.Agent2.jxi.

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Pp10.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pp10
Pp10.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Here is some of what is known about the pp10.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Pp10.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pp10.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,360 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 13,824 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Pp10.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Pp10.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If pp10.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 111,616 bytes. The program has a visible window. Pp10.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. pp10.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the pp10.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

BS p pp10 is the run program for Picture Publisher 10 a Graphic program bough5 by Adobe because it was too good for completion.. actually renamed and sold. Just set the run for Windows XP mode.. a great program.. If you uninstalled it on other tips here.. your going to get mad.
  Fred Morgan   (further information)
pp10.exe ist die exe-DAtei eines der besten Bbildbearbeitungsprogramme, die es je gab und das ich bis heute benutze.

Summary: Average user rating of pp10.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving pp10 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active pp10 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the pp10.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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