How to remove the twex virus

Most antivirus programs identify twex.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Generic.SFB, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.lzh.

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Twex.exe file information

The twex.exe process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Twex.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The twex.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 495,104 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 109,056 bytes or 420,864 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. Twex.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If twex.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 392,192 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 256,000 bytes. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Userinit, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Twex.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the twex.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

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Summary: Average user rating of twex.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think twex.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving twex issues

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

Other processes

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