How to remove the winscdvn virus

Most antivirus programs identify winscdvn.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.LolBot.dq, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.Lop.

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Winscdvn.exe file information

The winscdvn.exe process does not contain any data about its author.

Description: Winscdvn.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The winscdvn.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 101,888 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 101,376 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Winscdvn.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

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If winscdvn.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 98,816 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 79,360 bytes. There is no file information. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Winscdvn.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the winscdvn.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 winscdvn issues

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