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How to remove the Steel virus


Most antivirus programs identify Steel.exe as malware, for example Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Monitor.MSIL.Steeler.a or Trojan-Spy.MSIL.KeyLogger.emx, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2 or Spyware.Keylogger.
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Steel.exe file information

The process known as Steel belongs to software foobar2000 or Steel by Office (office.microsoft.com).

Description: Steel.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Steel.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 173,056 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 139,776 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/steel.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. Steel.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous.
In case of any problems with Steel.exe, you can uninstall the software foobar2000 using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs), visit the www.foobar2000.org support page or look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify Steel.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Steel.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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