How to remove the w7services virus

Most antivirus programs identify w7services.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.owb or Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.dvv, and TrendMicro identifies it as BKDR_SDBOT.DKS or WORM_KOLAB.SMF.

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W7services.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with w7services
W7services.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process w7services.exe has no vendor information.

Description: W7services.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. W7services.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 79,360 bytes, 77,824 bytes or 81,920 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The w7services.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. W7services.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify w7services.exe related errors

Important: You should check the w7services.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

w7services.exe is part of virus called W32/AutoRun-ARJ [sophos]
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Summary: Average user rating of w7services.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks w7services.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving w7services issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active w7services process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the w7services.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.

Other processes

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