How to remove the secdrv virus

Most antivirus programs identify secdrv.exe as malware—such as Avast identifies it as Win32:Malware-gen, and Symantec identifies it as Infostealer.Limitail.

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Secdrv.exe file information

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Description: Secdrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The secdrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 247,296 bytes, 940,032 bytes, 12,582,912 bytes or 217,088 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The secdrv.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

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If secdrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 217,088 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Secdrv.exe is not a Windows core file. secdrv.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the secdrv.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 secdrv issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active secdrv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the secdrv.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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