How to remove the write virus

Most antivirus programs identify write.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R021C0CKJ14, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Yakad.A!gfc.

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Write.exe file information

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Description: Write.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The write.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 183,808 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If write.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 144,384 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Write.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the write.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 write issues

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

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