How to remove the sysctl virus
Most antivirus programs identify sysctl.exe as malware, for example F-Secure identifies it as Trojan.Generic.4154834, and McAfee identifies it as Generic.dx.
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Sysctl.exe file information
The process contains no information about its author.
Description: The file sysctl.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 404,480 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 83,022 bytes.
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. File sysctl.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Sysctl.exe is not a Windows system file. sysctl.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify sysctl.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sysctl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sysctl.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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