How to remove the wskrnla virus

Most antivirus programs identify wskrnla.exe as malware.

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Wskrnla.exe file information

wskrnla.exe does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Wskrnla.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wskrnla.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,036,288 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The wskrnla.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file. Wskrnla.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wskrnla.exe related errors

Important: You should check the wskrnla.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.


User Comments

STARR - monitor your computer and logs all your activity
  Tok'ra   (further information)
wskrnla.exe is the background service for ACTMON software by iopus. It is a spyware, but installed intentionally by some super user who wants to monitor the activities of other users.

Summary: Average user rating of wskrnla.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks wskrnla.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving wskrnla issues

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