How to remove the severe virus

Most antivirus programs identify severe.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Emerleox.gen!A or Backdoor:Win32/Hupigon.CN, and TrendMicro identifies it as TSPY_QQPASS.BXM or Mal_MLWR-1.

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Severe.exe file information

The process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Severe.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file severe.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 96,897 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 48,436 bytes, 69,246 bytes, 96,899 bytes or 103,553 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The severe.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Severe.exe is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Severe.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify severe.exe related errors

Important: You should check the severe.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 severe issues

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

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