How to remove the stonedrv virus

Most antivirus programs identify stonedrv.exe as malware.

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Stonedrv.exe file information

The process contains no information about its author.

Description: Stonedrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file stonedrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,104 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 15,088 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, Run, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Stonedrv.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 91% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify stonedrv.exe related errors

Important: You should check the stonedrv.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.


User Comments

This is part of the Troj/Cosiam-K Trojan

Summary: Average user rating of stonedrv.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks stonedrv.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving stonedrv issues

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