How to remove the volmgr virus

Most antivirus programs identify volmgr.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.RC1C7KH, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Cleaman.gen!B.

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Volmgr.exe file information

Here is some of what is known about the volmgr.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Volmgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file volmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 74,240 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. File is hidden. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The software is a hidden stealth process. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.

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If volmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 64,512 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the volmgr.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 volmgr issues

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