How to remove the ARWizard3 virus

Most antivirus programs identify ARWizard3.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R99C3BA, and Kaspersky identifies it as

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ARWizard3.exe file information

The process known as Audio Record Wizard (version v3.99) belongs to software Audio Record Wizard by NowSmart Studio.

Description: ARWizard3.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ARWizard3.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,675,264 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The software has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. ARWizard3.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with ARWizard3.exe, you could remove the entire program Audio Record Wizard using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ARWizard3.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ARWizard3.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 ARWizard3 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ARWizard3 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ARWizard3.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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