Identify Malware Process Manually

This section provides a summary of advices on how to identify malware process when malware symptom appears on a Windows system.

If you have to remove malware manually, the first thing you should do is to identify the malware process. Here are some advices you can follow.

When you see the malware symptom appearing on your Windows system, record as much as you can about the current state of the system, including:

Try to find out processes that are possibly related to the malware symptom from the process list, using various techniques:

Review each of those recorded suspicious processes to identify which is truly related to the malware. Review detailed properties of the executable file of the suspicious process in the following areas:

If you failed to identify the malware process, you can publish the full process list to an anti-virus forum for help.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 What Is Malware (Malicious Software)?

 Common Ways of Getting Infected

 Common Symptoms of an Infected System

 Common Ways of Malware Executions

 Malware Removal by Anti-Virus Tools

Identify Malware Process Manually

 Delete Malware Program Files Manually

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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