How to remove the xp-d41d8cd9 virus

Most antivirus programs identify xp-d41d8cd9.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_GOOMHTTP.DS or WORM_SOHANAD.EX, and Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoRun.ehw or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.gku.

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Xp-d41d8cd9.exe file information

The XP-D41D8CD9.EXE process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Xp-d41d8cd9.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Xp-d41d8cd9.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,317,855 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,260,511 bytes, 1,509,591 bytes, 1,244,127 bytes or 1,620,959 bytes. 
Xp-d41d8cd9.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The xp-d41d8cd9.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify xp-d41d8cd9.exe related errors

Important: You should check the xp-d41d8cd9.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 xp-d41d8cd9 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active xp-d41d8cd9 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the xp-d41d8cd9.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.

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