How to remove the CMESys virus

Most antivirus programs identify CMESys.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Grayware, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/Clariagain.

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CMESys.exe file information

The process known as CME II Client Application appears to belong to software CME by GAIN Publishing (

Description: CMESys.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CMESys.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 90,112 bytes. 
The CMESys.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The CMESys.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify CMESys.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: You should check the CMESys.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If CME II Client Application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

qwert.exe is a hacker tool,go to administrative tools and disable any software u know u have not installed.mine was aol software v9
webroot will pick up this file and delete it for you
wenns spyware is sofort runter vom rechner
Teil des PC Security Test 2005
i tried to follow dungbag's suggestion I have deleted GMTbut CMEII couldn't be deleted it is still there. plz help me out here.
Use over 80% of the processing time
kept getting a reference that can't run due to not having a driver file
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CMESys.exe: based on 37 votes with 9 reviews. 3 users think CMESys.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 10 users suspect danger. 14 users think CMESys.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade CMESys.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CMESys issues

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