How to remove the wsvvrs virus

Most antivirus programs identify wsvvrs.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.VB.nou, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Rimod!gmb.

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Wsvvrs.exe file information

The process known as nt010 appears to belong to software msdsm by unknown.

Description: Wsvvrs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wsvvrs.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 176,128 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The wsvvrs.exe file is not a Windows core file. Wsvvrs.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify wsvvrs.exe related errors

Important: You should check the wsvvrs.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 wsvvrs issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active wsvvrs process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the wsvvrs.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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