How to remove the STM virus
Most antivirus programs identify STM.exe as malware, such as TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_WINFIXERFC or ADW_WINFIXER, and Symantec identifies it as Backdoor.Graybird!Gen or PCPrivacyTool.
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STM.exe file information
The process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.
Description: The file STM.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\ or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,147,913 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,448,605 bytes, 921,085 bytes or 910,091 bytes.
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify STM.exe related errors
If STM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 598,016 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 426,496 bytes. There is no description of the program. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). STM.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. STM.exe is able to record inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as STM.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the STM.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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