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How to remove the spuninst virus


Most antivirus programs identify spuninst.exe as malware, for example Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Malagent, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen or Suspicious.Cloud.5.
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Spuninst.exe file information

The spuninst.exe process does not contain any company information.

Description: Spuninst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file spuninst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 117,248 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 113,152 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/spuninst.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Spuninst.exe is not a Windows core file. Spuninst.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If spuninst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 562,176 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Spuninst.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Spuninst.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Spuninst.exe is able to hide itself.

If spuninst.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 115,200 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The spuninst.exe file is not a Windows core file. Spuninst.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

If spuninst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 92,672 bytes.

Important: You should check the spuninst.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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User Comments

internet trying to get rid of exploer 7
  Terry Murr  
McAfee Virus scan fails and crashes windows on reaching this file
  DJ  
It made it so i can't go into many files and control panel
  C.D.V  
its everywhere in my computer and messing things up badly
  jane miller  
Microsoft recommends it to delete WMP
  Laszlo Bodoni   (further information)
It comes from windows auto-update download. It's a virus for an eventual shut down of PC for whatever reason Microsoft have.
  Charlie  
causes blue screen of death on acer aspire one
  dq  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of spuninst.exe: based on 16 votes with 7 user comments.
4 users think spuninst.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 7 users think spuninst.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade spuninst.exe ("not sure about it").


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