How to remove the sgvrfy32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify sgvrfy32.exe as malware.

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Sgvrfy32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sgvrfy32
Sgvrfy32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process sgvrfy32.exe contains no information about its author.

Description: Sgvrfy32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sgvrfy32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,004,264 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 1,771,920 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The sgvrfy32.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If sgvrfy32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 95% dangerous. The file size is 630,784 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 684,032 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: You should check the sgvrfy32.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

This is malware
this is SpectorSoft's CNE data collector or its freinds
This is a program written by SpectorSoft and is used by employers to spy on their employees.
  Paranoid Pete   (further information)
This is spectorsoft spy stuff
  blue knight  

Summary: Average user rating of sgvrfy32.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users think sgvrfy32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving sgvrfy32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active sgvrfy32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the sgvrfy32.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.

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