How to remove the winnt virus
Most antivirus programs identify winnt.exe as malware, for example Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Servudoor.I or Worm:Win32/Orbina!rts, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Server-FTP.Win32.Serv-U.4103 or Trojan.Win32.Autoit.zr.
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Winnt.exe file information
Description: Winnt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. winnt.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 582,522 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 16,384 bytes.
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Winnt.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The winnt.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Winnt.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 91% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
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If winnt.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 529,920 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Winnt.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Winnt.exe is able to hide itself.
If winnt.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 60,928 bytes. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Microsoft Security Management" definitely not required.
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