formatsys.exe - Is formatsys.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is formatsys.exe?
Purpose of formatsys.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: formatsys.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Formatsys.exe is a file which most likely found its way onto your system without your even knowing it. The correct file location is also listed below, and should always be verified to make sure you are looking at the same file and folder. This file is a known virus or worm, and its called the Worm.Fatso-A.Process worm. This copies itself over the network on to your computer, so it most likely arrived without your knowledge. This virus or worm should be removed immediately. Be aware also that most likely there are multiple options for it to startup in your computer startup. Visit formatsys.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the formatsys.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find this file on your drive in folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\formatsys.exe


  • Is formatsys.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is formatsys.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove formatsys.exe?
        Yes, I would remove formatsys.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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