How to remove the Sygate virus

Most antivirus programs identify Sygate.exe as malware.

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Sygate.exe file information

The file itself provides very little indication as to its creator. However, here are some useful tips about Sygate.exe.

Description: Sygate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sygate.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 131,949 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The Sygate.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Sygate.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the Sygate.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

spyware, I think...
Looks like a keylogger for Online Games, launches denial of service attacks on the local network....masquerades at Sygate Personal Firewall
adware, if u try to remove it will not be removed
  John Abraham  
Its gonna full youre RAM and youre PC thinking so
Receive it from the windows update website
IRC Trojan used to spam DoS attacks, virtually destroys the bandwidth of a network
all i know is i can't figure out how to stopp it
Its Spygate this problem happens due to W32.spybot.worm

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Summary: Average user rating of Sygate.exe: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 9 users think Sygate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Sygate issues

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