How to remove the scchk32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify scchk32.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Program:Win32/UltimateDefender, and F-Secure identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Genome.abdt.

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Scchk32.exe file information

The process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Scchk32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Scchk32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 286,720 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 287,232 bytes, 279,552 bytes, 194,048 bytes or 193,536 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Scchk32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the scchk32.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 scchk32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active scchk32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the scchk32.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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