How to remove the vsm virus
Most antivirus programs identify vsm.exe as malware, such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Agent.bnx.
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Vsm.exe file information
Description: The file vsm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 434,176 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 290,816 bytes.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. vsm.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
There is a possibility to completely remove Virtual Screen Manager (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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If vsm.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 533,056 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. vsm.exe is able to connect to Internet, record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vsm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vsm.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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