Most antivirus programs identify pump.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan.FakeAV, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FRAUDPAC.PA or TROJ_FAKEAV.SMOC.
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The process pump.exe has no data about its author.
Description: Pump.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pump.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 499,712 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 547,840 bytes, 553,472 bytes, 513,536 bytes or 556,032 bytes.
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application starts when programs are launched. The file is not a Windows core file. pump.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify pump.exe related errors
Important: You should check the pump.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active pump process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the pump.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.