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How to remove the sample virus

Most antivirus programs identify sample.exe as malware, e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.16HJ12.
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Sample.exe file information

The process sample.exe has no data about its author.

Description: Sample.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. sample.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 236,032 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sample.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Sample.exe is not a Windows core file. Sample.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify sample.exe related errors

If sample.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 65,536 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The sample.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the sample.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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