How to remove the vcd1 virus

Most antivirus programs identify vcd1.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as Mal_MLWR-5, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.PWS.Onlinegames.EF.

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Vcd1.exe file information

The process belongs to software Card Adapter by unknown.

Description: Vcd1.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The vcd1.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 34,816 bytes (91% of all occurrences) or 35,363 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The vcd1.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify vcd1.exe related errors

Important: You should check the vcd1.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

It belongs to Nero. unimportant uninstall Nero or Burner

Summary: Average user rating of vcd1.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks vcd1.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving vcd1 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active vcd1 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the vcd1.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.

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