How to remove the gjdrive32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify gjdrive32.exe as malware—e.g. Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Rimecud.HR or Worm:Win32/Pushbot.gen, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.FakeAV!gen28 or W32.Pilleuz.

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Gjdrive32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gjdrive32
Gjdrive32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DCOM Manager appears to belong to software DCOM Manager by unknown.

Description: Gjdrive32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Gjdrive32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 52,224 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Gjdrive32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the gjdrive32.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 gjdrive32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active gjdrive32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the gjdrive32.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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