How to remove the wjdrive32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify wjdrive32.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!A2FDF550D35D or Artemis!89EC1E2719A6, and F-Secure identifies it as Gen:Trojan.Heur.RP.dmW@a4T9WKhG.

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Wjdrive32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wjdrive32
Wjdrive32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The wjdrive32.exe process itself does not provide any dependable information about its developer or its associated software.

Description: Wjdrive32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wjdrive32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 59,904 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 65,735 bytes, 60,416 bytes or 75,264 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The wjdrive32.exe file is not a Windows system file. The wjdrive32.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. Wjdrive32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the wjdrive32.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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Best practices for resolving wjdrive32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wjdrive32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wjdrive32.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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