How to remove the skdfhiosjhf virus

Most antivirus programs identify skdfhiosjhf.exe as malware—for instance Avast identifies it as Win32:Malware-gen or Win32:Spyware-gen, and McAfee identifies it as PWS-Spyeye.

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Skdfhiosjhf.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with skdfhiosjhf
Skdfhiosjhf.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AVG lnstaller Application or GuardX KickOff Trayicon or ArcaVir Fixing tool

belongs to software GuardX or ArcaVir (version 2010) or AVG Internet Security

by Ikarus Security Software GmbH or ArcaBit or AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (

Description: Skdfhiosjhf.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file skdfhiosjhf.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 289,736 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 289,656 bytes, 299,576 bytes or 215,040 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The skdfhiosjhf.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The skdfhiosjhf.exe file is not a Windows system file. Skdfhiosjhf.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the skdfhiosjhf.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 skdfhiosjhf issues

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