How to remove the service2 virus

Most antivirus programs identify service2.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.azv or Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.dsb, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse or Backdoor.Trojan.

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Service2.exe file information

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

Description: Service2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Service2.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,040 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 22,016 bytes, 24,064 bytes or 44,032 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Service2.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify service2.exe related errors

Important: You should check the service2.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 service2 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active service2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the service2.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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