How to remove the USB_FW virus

Most antivirus programs identify USB_FW.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and TrendMicro identifies it as Mal_Otorun5.

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USB_FW.exe file information

The process known as Exe or Application belongs to software USB FireWall by Net Studio or

Description: USB_FW.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. USB_FW.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,299,968 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. USB_FW.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a file with no information about its developer. USB_FW.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify USB_FW.exe related errors

Important: You should check the USB_FW.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 USB_FW issues

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

USB_FW.exe [all]