How to remove the reset virus

Most antivirus programs identify reset.bat as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Zlob, and Avast identifies it as BV:Malware-gen.

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Reset.bat file information

The process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: Reset.bat is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Reset.bat is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 238 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Reset.bat is not a Windows core file. reset.bat appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify reset.bat related errors

Important: You should check the reset.bat 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

It's situated on runonce folder
Reset.bat should not be on your computer, unless you saved it there.
I installed it for a service pack update. I made it, so it is fine.

Summary: Average user rating of reset.bat: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving reset issues

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