How to remove the sysmon virus

Most antivirus programs identify sysmon.exe as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Androm.haue or Trojan.MSIL.Inject.cnvi, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-S.

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Sysmon.exe file information

The process known as TeamSpeak (version 3 Client) or MS System Monitor or Ph8tnbTaR or ForceOp or Ezoric1

appears to belong to software TeamSpeak (version 3 Client) or BoxedApp Packer or Ph8tnbTaR or EnergyStudied or Ezoric1

by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH or Microsoft ( or Virtualization Technologies or NiCRZKNef or Admin.

Description: Sysmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sysmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 532,480 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 528,384 bytes and 8 more variants. 
Sysmon.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: RunOnce, MACHINE\Run, Run, Winlogon\Shell). The program is not visible. It is a file with no information about its developer. Sysmon.exe is able to manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If sysmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 67% dangerous. The file size is 8,224 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 4,640 bytes, 38,400 bytes, 773,120 bytes or 8,691 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: RunOnce, MACHINE\Run, Run, Winlogon\Shell).

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: You should check the sysmon.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

zeigt nur die CPU-Auslastung, den Batteriestand (Ladezustand) und den belegten RAM an.
There is a SYSMON.EXE which installs itself in the Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sysmon folder of its own. It also may insinuate itself into the .INI file of your default JPG viewer. It then stores hundreds of screen shots of your card data entry pages. Yes, it is very dangerous and is a stealth keylogger.
it creats copies of usb or cd drives and stores in system32\mui directory
  rojer jim  

Summary: Average user rating of sysmon.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks sysmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks sysmon.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving sysmon issues

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