How to remove the rss virus

Most antivirus programs identify rss.exe as malware—for example BitDefender identifies it as Gen:Variant.Graftor.60403 or Trojan.Generic.KDZ.1730, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2.

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Rss.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rss
Rss.exe process in Windows Task Manager

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: Rss.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The rss.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 189,440 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 292,352 bytes or 202,240 bytes. 
Rss.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. Rss.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify rss.exe related errors

Important: You should check the rss.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 rss issues

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