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What is visicom_antiphishing.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 visicom_antiphishing.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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Visicom_antiphishing.exe file information

The process known as Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security) or Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or Visicom Media Anti-Phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security) or Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security) or blekko Anti-phishing (Powered by Panda Security) or Panda Security URL Filtering

belongs to software Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or Anti-Phishing Domain Advisor

by Visicom Media Inc. (Powered by Panda Security) or Visicom Media (www.visicommedia.com).

Description: Visicom_antiphishing.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Visicom_antiphishing.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 217,256 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 232,616 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/visicom_antiphishing.exe.html 
The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The visicom_antiphishing.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or Utility Common Driver)
  2) use the software publisher's support site.

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If visicom_antiphishing.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 217,256 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 232,616 bytes and 6 more variants. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Anti-phishing Domain Advisor)
  2) use the software publisher's support site.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as visicom_antiphishing.exe. Therefore, you should check the visicom_antiphishing.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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User Comments

i looked it up. bad results sats it is a virus i deleated it right away
  David  
visicom_antiphishing.exe is a legitimate Windows process. It's the anti-phishing module of Panda Cloud Antivirus or other AV products.
  MG   (further information)
Well, I'm a power user and it looks it's used by antivirus companies like adaware and panda security as well for antiphishing. so not essential but dangerous.
  William Smith  
downloaded it with blekko toolbar
  Çetin  
My PC tells me it's powered by Panda Security. I have Panda Antivirus.
  Laura  
It is mydomainadvisor.com virus.
  Alexey   (further information)
Makes my Dell 6000 run really slow, keeps popping up Threat Detected (Trojan Horse) from Avast Security, am going to delete it, I think somehow the "malware" piece got on my laptop.
  Mike Kashkin  
It gave me a trojan horse
  nancy  
I have Panda AV and it's not running on my pc.
  SteveD  

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Summary: Average user rating of visicom_antiphishing.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think visicom_antiphishing.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving visicom_antiphishing issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with visicom_antiphishing. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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



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