How to remove the secure virus

Most antivirus programs identify secure.exe as malware—such as Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen, and Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1.

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Secure.exe file information

The process known as Secure-Services Daemon or Secure Browser belongs to software secure or Secure Browser by Secure Soft or Safer Technologies.

Description: Secure.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The secure.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 35,232 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,003,096 bytes. 
There is no file information. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Secure.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Secure.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Secure Browser, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Secure Browser in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify secure.exe related errors

If secure.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 793,600 bytes. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The secure.exe file is not a Windows core file. Secure.exe is able to hide itself.

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Important: You should check the secure.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 secure issues

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