How to remove the sys32_nov virus

Most antivirus programs identify sys32_nov.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Downloader, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADR.ATO.

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Sys32_nov.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sys32_nov
Sys32_nov.exe process in Windows Task Manager

More precise details about what the sys32_nov.exe process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Sys32_nov.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sys32_nov.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 29,216 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 27,427 bytes or 29,516 bytes. 
The sys32_nov.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. Sys32_nov.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the sys32_nov.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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Best practices for resolving sys32_nov issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active sys32_nov process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the sys32_nov.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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