How to remove the tksock virus

Most antivirus programs identify tksock.exe as malware.

The tksock.exe file is a software component of AGFEO TK-Suite Basic by AGFEO.
Tksock.exe is an executable file that belongs to TK-Suite Basic, an HTML-based communications software. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. TKSuite Basic is software bundle that includes the TK-Suite Client, TK-Suite Set, TK-Suite Bill and TK-Suite Contact. These programs provide call information and assistance, customization of function buttons, calculation of call charge and a central phone book, respectively. The Client also lets users call telephone numbers without having to dial the number from a telephone. AGFEO is a German company that was formed in 1947 during post-war upheaval in Bielefeld, Westphalia, Germany. The company was formed by Hermann Boelke who was contracted by the British Army to manufacture Morse Code transmitters. AGFEO stands for Apparatebau Gesellschaft für Fernmeldetechnik/Feinmechanik, Elektrotechnik und Optik (Society for Telecommunications, Precision Mechanics, Electronics and Optics).

TKSock stands for TK-Suite Server Sock

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Tksock.exe file information

The process known as tksock.exe appears to belong to software T-Eumex TK-Suite Basic or AGFEO TK-Suite Basic (version 2) by unknown.

Description: Tksock.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Tksock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,122,304 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,384,448 bytes or 1,069,056 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The tksock.exe file is not a Windows core file. Tksock.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ T-Eumex TK-Suite Basic or AGFEO TK-Suite Basic 2.

Recommended: Identify tksock.exe related errors

Important: You should check the tksock.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 tksock issues

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