How to remove the pm_proc1 virus

Most antivirus programs identify pm_proc1.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_PLATTE or TROJ_AGENT.AODY, and Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen.

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Pm_proc1.exe file information

The process belongs to software unknown by Platte International.

Description: Pm_proc1.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The pm_proc1.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 723,448 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 637,432 bytes or 707,072 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Pm_proc1.exe is not a Windows core file. The pm_proc1.exe file is digitally signed. Pm_proc1.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the pm_proc1.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 pm_proc1 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active pm_proc1 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the pm_proc1.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.

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