All computer users know that there are a lot of viruses around and that it’s best to avoid getting infected in the first place. But what to do if you’ve already got a virus onto your system? Fortunately, a lot of the viruses can be removed either with an antivirus program or manually. In this article I’m going to tell you how to remove the 1.exe virus.
The 1.exe file is registered as a trojan. It is usually distributed through email – a computer gets infected when a user opens an attachment. The 1.exe file has its own SMTP engine, which means that it can gather email addresses from your local computer and re-distribute itself to all your contacts. In some cases 1.exe allows the attacker to access your PC and steal your passwords and personal data. This really is the worst case scenario, because it can lead to your whole identity being stolen and you may soon find out that you owe a hefty sum to various banks. So, if you see 1.exe running in the Task Manager, stop it immediately and scan your computer for viruses and other malware.
1.exe could also be an adware process. Adware monitors your browsing habits and sends the information to the author’s servers for analysis.1.exe can also be the cause of advertising pop-ups.
How to Remove 1.exe
The 1.exe trojan could prove hard to remove. First of all I recommend scanning your computer with reliable antivirus software, like Auslogics Antivirus, to find and delete all infections.
You can also try to remove 1.exe manually. Before you proceed, backup all important files and create a System Restore Point (go to Start Programs – Accessories – System Tools – System Restore, and then follow the prompts).
After you’ve done that youll need to establish the 1.exe path:
1. Go to Start – Search – All Files or Folders.
2. Windows Explorer will open. Go to Tools Folder options View and check the Show hidden files and folders checkbox.
3. Then type 1.exe in the search box.
4. To get better results, select Look in: My Computer and then click the Search button.
5. When Windows finishes searching, make a note of the 1.exe file’s path
6. Navigate to the file and delete it by pressing Shift+Del