What is usbantivirus.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the usbantivirus.exe 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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Usbantivirus.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with usbantivirus
Usbantivirus.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as USB Drive Antivirus (version 3.01) or USB Drive AntiVirus (version 2.3) or Naevius USB Antivirus (version 1.0) belongs to software USB Drive Antivirus or USB Drive AntiVirus or Naevius USB Antivirus by USB Antivirus.

Description: Usbantivirus.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file usbantivirus.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,788,800 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,956,864 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The usbantivirus.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. Usbantivirus.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Usbantivirus.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with usbantivirus.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramUSB Drive Antivirus or Naevius USB Antivirus
  2) visit the website
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as usbantivirus.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Virus.Win32.Induc.a (detected by Kaspersky), and Virus:Win32/Induc.A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the usbantivirus.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 usbantivirus issues

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

To help you analyze the usbantivirus.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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