How to remove the wmpenv virus

Most antivirus programs identify wmpenv.dll as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Adware.Gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Vapsup.jle.

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Wmpenv.dll file information

The process known as IEXPLORE belongs to software IEXPLORE by unknown.

Description: Wmpenv.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wmpenv.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 245,760 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 188,416 bytes or 176,128 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The wmpenv.dll file is a file with no information about its developer. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). Wmpenv.dll is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the wmpenv.dll 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 wmpenv issues

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

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