How to remove the pp12 virus

Most antivirus programs identify pp12.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Scar.acpc or Trojan.Win32.Buzus.cniy, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Koobface.D or Packed.Generic.266.

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Pp12.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pp12
Pp12.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VirtualDub Rus or Fnydeljqjn umyty or Nero Home appears to belong to software VirtualDub Rus or Fnydeljqjn umyty or Nero Home by Gxvumea Cacwamasqot or Nero AG (

Description: Pp12.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pp12.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 66,560 bytes, 36,352 bytes or 64,512 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Pp12.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. Pp12.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify pp12.exe related errors

Important: You should check the pp12.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

pp12.exe is part of worm koobface

Summary: Average user rating of pp12.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks pp12.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving pp12 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active pp12 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the pp12.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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