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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, formatsys.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. formatsys.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is formatsys.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this 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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    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. You can find this file on your drive in folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\formatsys.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.