How to remove the xml_inc virus

Most antivirus programs identify xml_inc.dll as malware—e.g. Avast identifies it as Win32:Malware-gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-GameThief.Win32.WOW.udw or Trojan-GameThief.Win32.WOW.uml.

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Xml_inc.dll file information

The process known as SKY or getw appears to belong to software srb or SKY by inte ( or msconfig (

Description: Xml_inc.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file xml_inc.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes, 69,632 bytes, 53,248 bytes or 57,344 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Xml_inc.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. The service has no detailed description. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Xml_inc.dll is not a Windows system file. Xml_inc.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 97% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify xml_inc.dll related errors

Important: You should check the xml_inc.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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Summary: Average user rating of xml_inc.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks xml_inc.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving xml_inc issues

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

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