How to remove the systemlog virus

Most antivirus programs identify systemlog.exe as malware—for instance BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.2411242, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/EncPk-JU.

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Systemlog.exe file information

The systemlog.exe process does provide any valid information about its producer.

Description: Systemlog.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The systemlog.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 502,272 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 591,872 bytes or 500,736 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Systemlog.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the systemlog.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 systemlog issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with systemlog. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the systemlog.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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