How to remove the Validator virus

Most antivirus programs identify Validator.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Inject.cmwt or Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Injector.doog, and McAfee identifies it as Artemis!36F33D5C8C4E.

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Validator.exe file information

The process known as Check Point Endpoint Security Cleaner belongs to software Check Point Endpoint Security Cleaner by WestByte (

Description: Validator.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Validator.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 247,296 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 221,184 bytes or 217,600 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, RunOnce). The Validator.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Validator.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Validator.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Validator.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 Validator issues

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