How to remove the wpbt0 virus

Most antivirus programs identify wpbt0.dll as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Cbeplay.P, and Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic.

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Wpbt0.dll file information

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as wpbt0.dll.

Description: Wpbt0.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wpbt0.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,872 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 154,112 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: win.ini, MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows core file. wpbt0.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

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If wpbt0.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 162,304 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: win.ini, MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. wpbt0.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the wpbt0.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 wpbt0 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wpbt0 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wpbt0.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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