How to remove the soundmix virus

Most antivirus programs identify soundmix.exe as malware—for example McAfee identifies it as QHosts-77, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Agent or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Small.

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Soundmix.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with soundmix
Soundmix.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the soundmix.exe process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Soundmix.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The soundmix.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,896 bytes (89% of all occurrences), 24,064 bytes or 90,624 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The soundmix.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Soundmix.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the soundmix.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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Summary: Average user rating of soundmix.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think soundmix.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving soundmix issues

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