How to remove the sysrc32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify sysrc32.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Downloader, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Gen.CZ0863 or TROJ_GEN.R47C1HV.

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Sysrc32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sysrc32
Sysrc32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Sysrc32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The sysrc32.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 15,360 bytes or 17,408 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

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If sysrc32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 20,992 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The sysrc32.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the sysrc32.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 sysrc32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active sysrc32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the sysrc32.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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