How to remove the ztemon_cd virus

Most antivirus programs identify ztemon_cd.exe as malware.

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Ztemon_cd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ztemon_cd
Ztemon_cd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The Automatic CDROM Monitor process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: Ztemon_cd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ztemon_cd.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 86,016 bytes. 
There is no file information. The ztemon_cd.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the ztemon_cd.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

I found it at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SupportAppPT
  Ollie JJ  

Summary: Average user rating of ztemon_cd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ztemon_cd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ztemon_cd issues

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