What is tar.fmt?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the tar.fmt on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Tar.fmt file information

The process known as tar.fmt belongs to software WinRAR archiver or WinRAR Archivierer or WinRAR by unknown.

Description: Tar.fmt is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tar.fmt is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 34,816 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 35,872 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall WinRAR archiver or WinRAR Archivierer software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify tar.fmt related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tar.fmt. Therefore, you should check the tar.fmt 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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Summary: Average user rating of tar.fmt: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving tar issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tar. 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.

To help you analyze the tar.fmt 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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