How to remove the xpsm virus

Most antivirus programs identify xpsm.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as GRAY_Gen.0Z2011S or GRAY_Gen.XC53S7, and Kaspersky identifies it as or

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Xpsm.exe file information

The process known as VeriSoftDCOM or MSN belongs to software Systems or MSN by ACT or QuintLogistic.

Description: Xpsm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The xpsm.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 57,344 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Xpsm.exe is not a Windows core file. Xpsm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify xpsm.exe related errors

Important: You should check the xpsm.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 xpsm issues

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

Other processes

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