How to remove the unwise_ virus

Most antivirus programs identify unwise_.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_AGOBOT.CNP or TROJ_LAMEWAR.VTG, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Randex or W32.Randex.gen.

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Unwise_.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with unwise_
Unwise_.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the unwise_.exe process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Unwise_.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file unwise_.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 171,795 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 141,454 bytes, 149,503 bytes, 141,878 bytes or 141,311 bytes. 
The unwise_.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Unwise_.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify unwise_.exe related errors

Important: You should check the unwise_.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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Summary: Average user rating of unwise_.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks unwise_.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving unwise_ issues

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

Other processes

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