How to remove the w32tm virus
Most antivirus programs identify w32tm.exe as malware, e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Packed.Win32.Black.a, and Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Sdbot.gen!A.
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W32tm.exe file information
The process does not give any clues as to the producer or the name of the associated software; instead, only the following file properties can be determined.
Description: The file w32tm.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 1,096,192 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. W32tm.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. File w32tm.exe is not a Windows system file. Program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as w32tm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the w32tm.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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