What is wizard.hta?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the wizard.hta on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Wizard.hta file information

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of wizard.hta is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Wizard.hta is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file wizard.hta is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Note: File does not exist any longer. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify wizard.hta related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wizard.hta. Therefore, you should check the wizard.hta 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 wizard issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wizard. 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.

To help you analyze the wizard.hta process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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