What is vtxdec.vxd?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the vtxdec.vxd on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Vtxdec.vxd file information

vtxdec.vxd does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Vtxdec.vxd is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vtxdec.vxd is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 22,249 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: system.ini). Vtxdec.vxd is not a Windows system file. vtxdec.vxd appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.

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If vtxdec.vxd is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 25,175 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: system.ini). It is not a Windows system file. vtxdec.vxd appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vtxdec.vxd. Therefore, you should check the vtxdec.vxd 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 vtxdec issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vtxdec. 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.

To help you analyze the vtxdec.vxd process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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