How to remove the sgm virus

Most antivirus programs identify sgm.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!C9DC64345FFF or Artemis!297777001AD7, and Sophos identifies it as Bitcoin Miner (PUA).

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Sgm.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software CPU Miner by Open Source.

Description: Sgm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sgm.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,752,792 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 2,753,832 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Sgm.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. Sgm.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with sgm.exe, you can remove the entire program CPU Miner using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify sgm.exe related errors

Important: You should check the sgm.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.


User Comments

Had problem with overheating my laptop, I noticed in task manager that sgm.exe is taking quite a memory of RAM, than i put it off and my laptop reduced heating and sound of it afterall. Really weird, starts up every time with startup, but I managed to delete it with antivirus. Everything is OK now

Summary: Average user rating of sgm.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving sgm issues

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