How to remove the wmsdkns virus
Most antivirus programs identify wmsdkns.exe as malware, e.g. Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.CR, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.FakeAV.
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Wmsdkns.exe file information
Description: The file wmsdkns.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 91,561 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 87,979 bytes, 89,515 bytes or 87,981 bytes.
It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. File wmsdkns.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous.
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If wmsdkns.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 91,561 bytes. Wmsdkns.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wmsdkns.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wmsdkns.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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